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Joy Carter
Comedian Speaker Advocacy Actress

Brunel University Staff Award Ceremony
Brunel University Staff Award Ceremony

Performing at Brunel University for the Staff Award Ceremony on the hottest day in record in the UK was amazing - Bring it! It was 39 degrees in the shade! Hotter than Ibiza! Hot comedy

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Joy Carter Clients include list
Joy Carter Clients include list

These are some of my recent clients from conferences to comedy to seminars to national campaigns.

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Bravely Being Me
Bravely Being Me

It was wonderful to be asked to write my adoption story and join other celebrities such as: Nicky Campbell Lorraine Pascale Toby Anstis Dara O'Brian Jackie Kay Jamie Baulch Other published work includes; 'Chosen' - Edited by Dr Perlita Harris Magazine publications include Adoption for Adopt UK, Glamour and Waitrose Magazine on adoption and family issues.

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Brunel University Staff Award Ceremony
Brunel University Staff Award Ceremony

Performing at Brunel University for the Staff Award Ceremony on the hottest day in record in the UK was amazing - Bring it! It was 39 degrees in the shade! Hotter than Ibiza! Hot comedy

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Well Happy July - Holidays and Festival fun to you all!

I hope you are managing to get into the park or some green space and just find your freedoms! I'm really excited to be doing some LIVE shows again this month, including Brunel University and starting again later at the end of July with more online talks.

Joy’s illustrious career is blooming! Her many highlights include being recognised in 2008 and nominated for an EMMA Award(*Ethnic multicultural media award), performing at the London Hilton with Claudia Winkleman for Jo Malone and making her Edinburgh Debut back in 2015 with her first one woman 1hr show.

 

As well being an established UK comedian boasting over 15 years on the UK comedy circuit - Joy is now a sought after corporate speaker specialising in speaking on diversity and difference in the workplace, humour and wellbeing and talking about adoption (her personal story). Joy’s many corporate clients include Good Housekeeping, Inner Circle HR, Bond Dickinson, Metropolitan Police, Diocese of Leicester Adoption UK and Brunel University to name a few.

 

Joy is a regular in the media discussing many of the pressing news stories of the day on shows such as the Nick Ferrari Show, LBC with Iain Dale, BBC Radio London 94.9FM with Eddie Nestor and BBC World Service. Joy’s advocacy work is realised In Adoption Arena a website for those in the adoption field from

So Brilliant’ Jo Brand. Comedian

'Joy mines a rich seam of gold in her hilarious stand up material' Lemn Sissay OBE 

Poet, author, broadcaster

'Warmed and wowed me' Arthur Smith'

'Joy Carter is an absolute Joy!'

'Rob Parsons, Care for the Family  Founder/chairman

‘Her warmth, passion and incredibly high energy levels captured the audience’s imagination’

Dr Sharon Lockyer, Director at Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University

  

‘Her comic style certainly makes her one to watch out for’ Daily Mail

 
 

    

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Up and coming speaking events include:

Festival of Practice

Inner Circle Conference

Acting

 

My love for acting was founded aged 16 when I joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, I went onto study at Wimbledon School of Art as a Theatre designer before doing many courses in theatre, acting and dance.

 

I have had parts in Deep State 2, The Beast (London Film School) and a commercial for Hilary Blinds to name a few.

Comedy

I have enjoyed performing stand up at UK festivals, conferences, after dinner speaking engagements, business meetings, charity events, award ceremonies and of course around the UK comedy circuit. I have over 15 years of professional experience and I'm planning a new comedy stand-up tour for later 2021-22

 

I have had the pleasure of performing at the London Hilton with Claudia Winkleman, Tate Britain for the Young Achievers Award for Westminster City Council, RBS Bank, Bond Dickinson, Metropolitan Police, Diocese of Leicester and many universities such as Nottingham Trent, Preston, Goldsmiths and Grimsby to name a few. 

 

Current Affairs and Adoption Advocacy

 

Social commentary work is important to me along with most comedians, I cover race, women's and adoption stories in the news especially, along with fun stories about dogs etc! I've worked on the Nick Ferrari Show, LBC with Iain Dale, BBC Radio London 94.9FM with Eddie Nestor and BBC World Service to name a few. 

Government organisation Cafcass have asked me to speak at their Black History Month seminar about my experiences - 'Transracial Adoption - a personal reflection' where I will be discussing my journey, transracial adoption then and the journey ahead. Truly, it's a great honour.

 

Last year I was commissioned to write and present the poem featured for the National #YouCanAdopt Campaign and present a special podcast earlier this year interviewing young female adoptees about their experiences. watch a link media page or see below for a selection of my favourite interviews.

I joined a panel on the BBC Africa's Podcast 'The Comb' with Kim Chakanetsa discussing overseas adoption, complexity and my story

 

 

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‘Amazingly funny and talented performer, Joy is also an insightful, compassionate and an inspirational woman"

 

Diane Carrington Virtual School for Looked After Children & Careleavers. City of Westminster

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