Read our profile on Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan as they get ready to split the bill and your sides


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Jasper Carrott OBE and Alistair McGowan are back at Potters by popular demand for a night of pure comedy gold on Sunday 8th March 2020. Sharing the stage, they will each be showcasing their wealth of experience in a night of laughter and entertainment. Who can forget Alistair's David Beckham impression and Jasper Carrott's insane cat sketch! Here is a profile on the two stars…

Alistair McGowan

  • The nation's favourite impressionist, also known for his brilliant stand-up and acting, is probably best known for his work with Ronni Ancona on The Big Impression, which spawned his culturally popular impressions of David Beckham, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Gary Lineker, Richard Madeley, Tony Blair, Ross Geller (Friends) and Dot Cotton from EastEnders. Alistair and Ronni were well known for their portrayal of Posh and Becks. The show won numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003.
  • From 1992-1996, Alistair provided the voices for many of the characters on Spitting Image
  • He has hosted Have I Got News For You? and was a winning contestant on Bake Off For Comic Relief and Pointless Celebrities
  • In 2017 he released Alistair McGowan; The Piano Album
  • He can frequently be heard on 4Extra reading Chekhov's short stories
  • His one-man stand-up shows are critically acclaimed
  • He has worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the West End in Cabaret, The Mikado and Little Shop of Horrors (for which he received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination)
  • On TV he played the lead role in BBC1’s Mayo and appeared in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel Bleak House
  • Alistair is an impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer, and in 2012 he wrote and hosted the ITV comedy sports show You Cannot Be Serious, with impressions including Roy Hodgson, Jedward and Louie Spence.

Jasper Carrott

  • The English comedian, actor, television presenter and personality has enjoyed a career that has spanned five decades. Who can forget sketches like the hilarious 'nutter on the bus' and 'the insane cat'?!
  • His TV show work has included Carrot's Commercial Breakdown and he is probably best known for his spoof police drama with Robert Powell, The Detectives, and his undying passion for Birmingham City FC
  • Carrott was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Comedy Awards in December 2008
  • A hugely popular stalwart of the British folk club scene, he had a top five chart hit in August 1975 with comedy single Funky Moped, establishing him as a household name overnight. The flipside was his take on the legendary Magic Roundabout
  • Carrott moved to the BBC for Carrott's Lib, a Saturday night comedy broadcast live, which picked up a BAFTA award
  • Back to the Front was a six part series which Bob Monkhouse called “the finest stand-up comedy on television”
  • In summer 2007, Carrott hosted the Endemol-produced game show Golden Balls for ITV1
  • He has written the humorous paperbacks A Little Zit on the Side (1979), and Sweet and Sour Labrador (1982). He also wrote a novel called Shop! or a Store is Born
  • In recognition of his outstanding work for charity, Jasper Carrott was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List in 2003
  • 24 Carrott Gold was recorded live in 2004 at the Birmingham Arena to 72,000 people and broke box office records
  •  In 1992, Jasper was named BBC TV's Personality Of The Year

Don’t miss your chance to see Alistair McGowan and Jasper Carrott performing on the same night live at Potters. Here are some reviews of the show…

  • Anyone who has never experienced Jasper Carrott, either live or on television will not be disappointed by this show. Complete with his guitar, this Carrott is certainly not past his sell by date, Alistair McGowan’s performance towards the end of his set in which he displayed linguistic genius as the multi-lingual ‘Roger Federer’ is superb.”