KEITH Carter will be headlining Friday's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club bill at York Barbican. Then again, Nige, will be headlining the 8pm show.

How come? Nige is the cult Scouse character comedian and surreal storyteller created by Carter, who proved "so funny, he helped Liverpool win the 2007 Capital of Culture", according to panel judge Sir Jeremy Isaacs.

What can York expect? "Nige may look like any ordinary scally but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent gags and stories," says master of ceremonies Damion Larkin. "Watch open mouthed as he explains how superheroes should make their money, hold back a tear as he explains his father’s drug-related death (a box of Lemsips fell on him) and reel back with amazement as he travels through time before your very eyes."

Carter, by the way, has dabbled in television and radio work, his infamous Jesus’ Younger Brother series for the BBC in 2013 being banned before it was even aired. He is working on The Murdererers, a twist-riddled comedy, for a tour; The Wrong 'Uns, a dark musical for the Royal Court, London, and Box of Frogs, a sitcom.

Joining Nige will be Seymour Mace, Rob Mulholland and regular host Damion Larkin. Mace is a former clown-turned-comic; Mulholland is "seemingly, an odd man, but much less creepy than he looks and is very tall".

Larkin sets everything in motion from 8pm; tickets cost £17 on 0844 854 2757 or at or £22.95 on the door from 7.30pm. The next Laugh Out Loud night will be on October 19.