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Joy Carter

Carter In 2004 Joy’s comedy achievements were acknowledged when she was nominated for the EMMA (Ethnic, Multicultural, Media, Award) in the category best Comedy/Comedian. Joy grew up in Scunthorpe spending summers with the National Youth Theatre as an actress from the age of 16, where she first discovered her love of comedy. She later took a degree in Theatre Design that inspired her to develop her own stage act, and has over 10 years of experience under her belt. Her comedy is a mixture of topical, observational and bizarre stories all sewn carefully together, effortlessly she combines gutsy political controversy with her witty, relaxed and likeable style. It is this style and elegant attire that have seen her work for news channels, radio journalism, award ceremonies, corporate speeches and hosting events. Joy is not afraid to talk about her personal life discussing her trans-racial overseas adoption, bullying and search for identity either on stage, at after dinner speaking events or in the media. Joy Continues to support BAAF (British Adoption and Fostering). “Her northern Scunthorpe twang and honest style I really warmed to her. She was spontaneous, eccentric and a true individual unafraid of enjoying herself and being different” BBC Home Counties review, Amy Rich  ‘Slightly crackers, always laughing and unusually hyperactive’ Alec Jackson, member of the audience at the Comedy Store ‘ It’s refreshing to discover someone so capable of delivering an intelligent and engaging performance without having to depend on a range of expletives and crude connotations.”  Women’s Breakfast, Sheffield Churches Comedy Clubs Regular Work includes: Mirth Control UK and abroad, Downstairs at the Kings Head, Red Rose Comedy Club, The Chuckle Club, Leicester Comedy Festival, The Comedy Café, East Dulwich Tavern, Alexander’s, plus many more… TV appearances 2011 - Channel 4, 4Thought ‘Does Charity Work?’ 2011- Channel 4 News discussion on adoption changes in UK legislation. 2008 – SKY News The Tommy Cooper Story’, 2007 - Nuts TV "North VS South" panel game comedy show 2007 Sky News ‘Are we a nation of moaners?’, ‘The Best One-Liners of our time’ 2007 – Newsnight discussing UK race issues and ‘The Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty incident’ 2007 - Playdate ITV2 2007 - Channel 4 The Digest (New Year prediction show) 2005 - Channel 5 News Adoption special 2005 - SKY News ‘Overseas Adoption’ Radio 2011 - Jnet Radio, ‘The Danny Steele Show’ 2009 - BBC Radio London, The Late Show with Jumoke Fashola 2008 - BBC Radio 4Woman’s Hour 2008 - 5Live Simon Mayo show 2007 - BBC Radio Scotland  ‘The Truth is Never Black or White’ 2007 - BBC Radio Berkshire Henry Kelly Show(co-host) 2006 - LBC – Comedy Cabaret 2005 - The Charlie Jordan Show Corporate Comedy appearances Southwark Council (Achievement awards), Bank of New York, Sheter, Kidscape, BAAF, O’Neils pubs Commercials Nivea, Nokia, London Electricity, Andrex, Abbey National, Kodak ‘It just works’ Magazine Articles (either written for or featured in) Channel 4 Beauty online magazine July 2011 New African Woman, The Source Magazine Overseas ‘Is Adoption Morally Defensible?’,Company, Cosmo, BMag, Pride PRESS Articles ‘Race Dilemma at the heart of our adoption Crisis’ The Observer, "A Carter of Joy" the Guardian Nigeria, "Madonna Beware" Daily Mail, "Review: Funny First Monday", BBC online, BMag,    

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