Carrott will be welcomed back to NI with open arms
Jasper Carrott is a name that resonates with people of a certain age. There was a time when he was ever-present on television, but he is only now returning to stand-up touring after an interlude of 13 years.
He proved that he neither needed to be profane or controversial to be successful. He just had funny bones.
Local audiences take him to their hearts because he played here during the worst of the Troubles, when so many performers shunned the province.
And, as his interview in this paper today proves, he still can see the absurdity in life.
Quite rightly, he is steering away from politics here. After all, he can draw on enough humour from Westminster.