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Nathan Caton

Nathan Caton’s amiable story-telling skills and personal anecdotes have lead him to be named the Best Young Male at the Black Comedy Awards and why so many regard him as one the hottest rising stars of UK comedy.

Nathan Caton has been active on the UK comedy circuit since the tender age of 19. He excels in combining both personal, confessional material with up-to-date social and political anecdotes. This has won him numerous credits and plaudits over the years and has made him one of the hottest rising young stars on the circuit.

He started comedy while studying architecture at University and within his first full year of gigging he had built up a solid reputation having performed at the Edinburgh Festival, finishing as a runner-up in the Amused Moose Comedy Search and winning the award for Chortle Student Comic of the Year.

In 2006 he continued gigging and was rewarded with a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards, and made his first TV appearances on Richard Hammond’s 5 o’clock show and Little Miss Joycelyn, amongst other radio work. In 2007 Caton appeared on ITV2’s Comedy Cuts, returned to the Edinburgh Festival to perform in a two-man show, and in October 2007 his comedy pilot The Nathan Caton Show aired on Paramount Television. Caton wrote and starred in the 30-minute show where he guised as different comedy characters and this earned him a Hotshot award from Broadcast magazine for his writing.

Caton’s first Edinburgh show in 2009 entitled Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ got him rave reviews from critics including The Guardian, EdFest and Three Weeks and earned him guest writing spots with BBC Radio. His debut Edinburgh show was then followed up with ‘Breakfast At Stephanie’s’ and ‘Get Rich Or Die Cryin’, the latter which became Caton’s debut solo tour show.

Nathan Caton now continues to gig around the country while working on various projects.

He is also a prolific writer and as such has worked on shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Rastamouse (CBBC) and The Nathan Caton Show (Comedy Central).

QUOTES

Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene.” – Fest

“More than material, presentation is Caton’s strongest suit and he’s confident, charismatic and upbeat.” – Chortle

He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media” – The Guardian

Awards:

Black Comedy Awards Best Young Comic 2011

Black Comedy Awards Best Comic On Mainstream Circuit 2011

FHM Stand Up Hero Finalist

Broadcast Hostshot

Chortle Student Comic Of The Year

TV:

Mock The Week (BBC2)

Most Annoying People (BBC3)

FHM Sand Up Hero (ITV4)

The Nathan Caton Show (Comedy Central)

The Wall (BBC3)

World Stands Up (Comedy Central)

Comedy Cuts (ITV2)

Little Miss Joycelyn (BBC3)

PRICE BAND: Bronze £500 to £2,500

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