Frank Carson was a star of Irish and British comedy in the 1970s and 80s. He was born in Belfast and served in the British Army before he began his career in comedy.
Carson worked as a club comedian after he left the army, and was always popular with his audiences. He was selected to be one of the main performers on the ITV programmes The Comedians, which made him a star across England and Ireland.
Many of his jokes were preceded or followed by his catchphrase: “It’s the way I tell ’em!”
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Carson remained a popular figure with both the general public and his fellow comedians figure right up until his death in 2012.
Frank Carson – The Comedians
Frank Carson – Comics Aside
Frank Carson – on Clive Anderson Talks Back