Jasper Carrott OBE (born Robert Norman Davis on 14 March 1945) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and personality. Born in Shaftmoor Lane, Acocks Green (which he would later describe as sounding like the address for 'the home of a professional rapist'), Birmingham, Carrott was educated at Acocks Green Primary School and Moseley Grammar School. He then worked as a trainee buyer at a city centre department store called the Beehive with schoolfriend Bev Bevan. In February 1969 he started his own folk club, 'The Boggery', in nearby Solihull with his friend Les Ward. Here, Carrott performed folk songs and MC duties. Before long, his banter with the audience overtook the actual songs; he became known more as a comedian than a singer.
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