March 14, 1945
Acocks Green, Birmingham,
West Midlands, England
|Known for||Stand-up comedy,|
|Spouse||Hazel Davis (1969—)|
Jasper Carrott OBE (born Robert Norman Davis, March 14, 1945) is an English comedian (declaring himself "world famous in Birmingham"). Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Acocks Green is an area and ward of south Birmingham, England. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um The West Midlands is a Metropolitan county in western central England with a population of 2591300 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " The Detectives (1993-1997 was a British Comedy series starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, and George Sewell. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
Born in Acocks Green, Birmingham, he was educated at Acocks Green Primary School and Moseley Grammar School and later attended Aston University in the heart of Birmingham. Acocks Green is an area and ward of south Birmingham, England. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Moseley School (incorporating Spring Hill College) is a large Comprehensive school in the Moseley area of Birmingham, England. Aston University is a "plate glass" Campus university situated on a 40- Acre (0
At 16, he started his own folk club, "The Boggery", in Solihull. Solihull (ˈsɒlɪhʌl or /ˈsəʊlihʌl/ is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94753 There, he would perform folk songs as well as MC. Before long, his banter with the audience overtook the actual songs: he became known more as a comedian than a singer. He also worked as a musical agent (in partnership with John Starkey, who became his manager in 1974 until 1992), as Fingimigig, managing (among other acts) Harvey Andrews.
He had a surprise UK top-5 chart hit in 1975 - the novelty record "Funky Moped", written by Chris Rohmann. Chris Rohmann is the host of "As Schools Match Wits" on WGBY Ch The B-side of this single was a risqué monologue parodying the animated children's TV series The Magic Roundabout. The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames The Magic Roundabout (Known in the original French as Le Manège enchanté) was a children's television programme created in This was banned by the BBC, which is widely believed to have aided its commercial success.
By the end of the 1970s, Carrott had developed a number of anecdotal sketches which he still performs in similar form some thirty years on. Often these sketches purported to be auto-biographical; many of them celebrate Birmingham accent and culture, including his support of his beloved Birmingham City. His sketches were captured on records such as Jasper Carrott Rabbitts on and on and on. . . and Carrott in Notts which were recordings of live performances. Notable hits were Bastity Chelt a complete song in Spoonerism, The Football Match describing a visit to Old Trafford, The Nutter on the Bus including the well known cry of "Has anybody seen my camel?"), The Mole ("There's only one way to kill a mole - blow its bloody head off!") and Zits - an explanation of an American slang word for spots which brought the word into use in England. A spoonerism is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding Consonants Vowels or Morphemes are switched (see
In 1979 he published A Little Zit on the Side which purported to be a humorous auto-biography. The Birmingham Walk of Stars is an installation on the pedestrian pavement on Broad Street, Birmingham, England. The follow-up, Sweet And Sour Labrador, mixed sections of his stand-up routines with similar autobiographical material, much of it related to his world travels.
On 15 September 2007 he was inducted into the Birmingham Walk of Stars at a presentation as part of the Arts Fest 2007 celebrations. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Birmingham Walk of Stars is an installation on the pedestrian pavement on Broad Street, Birmingham, England. The award was presented by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. Carrott is the 2nd inductee, following Ozzy Osbourne. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer
His break into television was with the LWT series An Audience with Jasper Carrott in 1978. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic This was followed by Carrott's Lib - a Saturday night comedy show broadcast live on the BBC - and then by a string of different shows. Carrott's Lib ( 1982 & 1983) was a British Satirical Comedy series starring Jasper Carrott and a cast of many "Live TV" redirects here For the British TV station formerly known by this name see L!VE TV. The most notable of these were Carrott's Commercial Breakdown, which broadcast weird and wonderful adverts from around the world, and the sketch and stand-up shows Carrott Confidential, 24 Carrott Gold, The Jasper Carrott Trial and Canned Carrott, some of which also gave TV exposure to the comedy partnership of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Commercial Breakdown is a BBC / Celador light entertainment television programme which shows humorous Television advertisements from around the Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand Canned Carrott ( 1990 - 1992) was a Comedy stand-up and sketch -show by Jasper Carrott. Stephen Punt (born 1962) is a British Writer, Comedian and Actor, best known for his long-time comedy partnership with Hugh Dennis Peter Hugh Dennis (born 1962 is an English Comedian, Writer, Actor and Voice-over artist, best known for his work with comedy
In addition to his television work, Carrott made a foray into cinema when he played Heinrich in the 1987 British comedy Jane and the Lost City. Jane and the Lost City was a 1987 film based on the British newspaper strip Jane by Norman Pett. 
Canned Carrott also featured a regular police drama spoof called The Detectives, co-starring Robert Powell, which was spun off into its own series. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject The Detectives (1993-1997 was a British Comedy series starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, and George Sewell. Robert Powell (born 1 June 1944) is a well-known English television and film Actor, probably most famous for his title role in In 2002 and 2003, he starred in the sitcom All About Me. All About Me is a British sitcom starring Jasper Carrott about a multicultural family living in Birmingham.
He performed in several of the Secret Policeman's Ball charity concerts for Amnesty International, and returned to the stage in 2004 for several sell out shows at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham featuring classic routines from his career. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to The National Indoor Arena or The NIA is a large Indoor arena and is owned by the NEC Group. He returned to a singing role for the musical "Go Play Up Your Own End" (written by Malcolm Stent, songs by Harvey Andrews) in 2005. Malcolm Stent (born 14 June 1945 in Saltley Birmingham) is a British actor musical performer and playwright who lives in Solihull. Harvey John Andrews (born May 7 1943 in Stetchford Birmingham) is an English Singer, Songwriter
In 2005, he appeared in and put on "Jasper Carrott's Rock With Laughter". He appeared alongside performers such as Bill Bailey, Bonnie Tyler, Lenny Henry, Bobby Davro, the Lord of the Dance troupe and Bev Bevan. Mark Bailey where he was initially an academic pupil winning most of the prizes Bonnie Tyler (born June 8 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh rock Singer. Lenworth George Henry CBE, (born 29 August 1958 is a British Writer, Comedian and Actor. Bobby Davro is a British Actor and Comedian. He is mainly known for his work as an impressionist. For other meanings see Lord of the Dance Lord of the Dance is an Irish musical Bev Bevan (born Beverley Bevan on 24 November 1944 in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England) is an English rock
In the summer of 2007, Jasper hosted the Endemol-produced game show Golden Balls for ITV1. Endemol is a television production company based in the Netherlands, with Subsidiaries and Joint ventures in 23 countries including the United This article is about the British Game show. Golden Balls is also an informal nickname for English footballer David Beckham and an alternative This article deals with the ITV1 brand name as it is broadcast at present Promising ratings led to a recommission, and the second series which began in January 2008. A third series began in April 2008.
He was the host of the Sunday night interactive national pub quiz, Cash Inn and also an investor in the company, operated by Innterplay, this company has since entered administration with the end result being a spectacular failure.
He was 20th in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians show.
As well as the two autobiographical writings written above, Carrott also wrote a Novel called, 'Shop: A Store is Born'
He turned his hand to business as part owner of the production company Celador, makers of the internationally successful Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. This article is about the television production company For the metal band see Cellador. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a Television Game show which offers very large Cash prizes for correctly answering successive multiple-choice In 2006, he and wife Hazel sold their shares in the company for over £10m as part of a management buyout deal.
His daughter, Lucy Davis, is an actress best known for playing Dawn in The Office. Lucy Clare Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. This article is about the original version of The Office For the US version see The Office (US TV series, and for a comparison of the various versions from around the
He is a proud supporter and director of the football club Birmingham City. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Birmingham City Football Club is an English Professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. He was made an OBE in 2002. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The University of Birmingham awarded him a honorary doctorate in 2004. The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a British red brick University located in the city of Birmingham A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement
As an April fool story in 2006, The Independent newspaper reported that the University of Birmingham's twinned status with its Alabama namesake led to a liaison between Carrott and Condoleezza Rice, whom he described as "a ferocious kisser". This article is about the informal holiday For other uses see April Fool. The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a British red brick University located in the city of Birmingham Condoleezza Rice (born November 14 1954 is the 66th United States The story was subsequently featured as a University Challenge bonus round question on spoof news items. University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television.
Jasper Carrott still lives near Birmingham, in Darley Green close to Knowle and Dorridge. Knowle (ˈnoʊl is a small town in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England and is a few miles east of the town of Solihull. Dorridge is a village in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England. Jasper was a keen runner and supported his local Knowle Fun Run through sponsorship and publicity, including 2001 where he paid out several thousand pounds based on the £10 per person who beat him to the finish line.
He also sneaked into local football club Birmingham City's team photo. Birmingham City Football Club is an English Professional football club based in the city of Birmingham.