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Phil Carter

A graduate of E17 Acting School, the launching pad for many East End actors (including Alison Steadman, who has appeared in numerous Mike Leigh films)
Phil first took to the stage as a character actor before moving into comedy. He appeared in various productions with South London Theatre Company , Exit Theatre Company in Croydon and the esteemed London Bubble Theatre Company playing a diverse range of roles from a Russian gangster to a grumpy old man; a part he played so convincingly that some members of the audience thought he was a genuine octogenarian.

He fell into comedy via a fast-paced sketch troupe, the Lounge Lizzards, a formula that allowed him to apply his acting skills to sketch comedy on the Open Mic circuit, Phil co-wrote all of the sketches with fellow troupe-member Mike Lord.

Finding a new direction as a standup when the Lizards parted company, Phil’s performance style is relaxed but edgy, a combination which keeps the audience on his side while on the edge of their seats. The “Sarf” London geezer alter-ego which he switches effortlessly into on stage is the kind of character you wouldn’t want to mess with, like an edgier Al Murray, he uses his stage persona as a front to put across biting observations about everyday life, walking the tightrope of political correctness, sometimes surreal and always heartfelt.

Phil is now a seasoned stand-up having performed well over 200 gigs across London and beyond. In 2008 he took his act to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time to play a run of shows and was warmly received by an enthusiastic Fringe audience.

GIGS
Mirth Control (various), Laughing Horse (various), Comedy Café, Downstairs At Kingshead, Camden Brewhouse, Pear Shaped, Bedford, Comedy Store (Gong), Oi Oi Comedy (various)

COMP
Laughing Horse ( quarter-finalist 2006)
So You Think you’re Funny
Hackney Empire New Act
Amused Moose New Act

EDINBURGH FRINGE
2008
Meercat
Laughing Horse (Meadow Bar, Meridian)

REVIEWS

“ I like your dead pan style”  - John Lane

“ Very Enjoyable” Martin Bresserman
Phil Carter is definitely an act to watch. ( Chris Underwood, The Device)