Joy Carter

empower  and create


comedian  writer ACTRESS speakeR    


Acting film & TV Roles Comedy characters Voiceovers Commercials Joy Carter photographed by Karolina Heller photography


Stand up comedian, presenter, voices and character actress.


Host Presenter Award Ceremonies After Dinner Speaker


Acting film & TV Roles Comedy characters Voiceovers Commercials Joy Carter photographed by Karolina Heller photography


Hello and thanks for stopping by.

So excited that live comedy shows return! 

I'm kicked off with a show for Brunel University in June and I'm planning more 'work in progress' hour shows in London dates and venue to be announced.

I'm still working on my comedy sitcom and my adoption advocacy work continues at


comedy style: sharp line delivery, observations and personal straight from the heart story-telling comedic obscurities.


Career highlights include: Being nominated for an EMMA Award (*Ethnic multicultural media award) in 2008, performing at the London Hilton with Claudia Winkleman for the London Beauty Awards and being featured in Steve Best’s book featuring top current UK Comedians. I've enjoyed many years on the UK comedy circuit, working in broadcasting and as a writer.  

Covid has seen me perform on zoom to exciting new audiences as well and I'm looking forward now to performing again at comedy festivals, conferences, news events, universities and churches with Christians in Comedy.


So Brilliant’ Jo Brand. Comedian


Joy mines a rich seam of gold in her hilarious stand up material. She is sharp as a pin

but she is fluid too’ Lemn Sissay. Poet, author, broadcaster


‘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


‘warmed and wowed me’ Arthur Smith Comedian/writer - The Stage​

Funny, intriguing, entertaining, respectful’

Philippe Granger, CEO Rushey Green Time bank

Joy Carter by Stewart Williams freelance photographer news stories and portraits








Equity Member M00209434

IMDB Joy Carter

News: LIVE shows are here again



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.


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 plan to hit the Edinburgh Festival 2021 with a new show.. Covid or no Covid!


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. 

National #YouCanAdopt Campaign is still on  I was honoured to have been commissioned to write and present the poem featured for the campaign and to be a speaker, clips and links visit the 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

Listen back to UCB Radio interview when I discussed the importance of humour

listen again

For Adoption Today magazine October issue I have an article about transracial adoption and BAME families. 


I have written a seminar that I present called 'Beyond Black Lives Matter and Transracial Adoption' and my new seminar

'The Adoption Mental Health Toolkit'


Do please contact me directly for more information. 



say hello 

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon

Equity Member  M00209434

Spotlight            8218-3424-6333

IMDB                      Joy Carter


‘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

* do something wonderful - share laughter share hope