Nikki Carr was raised by a single mom who asked her daily why she was so silly all the time, but never told her to stop, thus setting the course for the successful stand-up comedy career she enjoys today.
Her trials and tribulations as a woman, mother, grandmother and lesbian have provided rich comic material for Carr, and she’s woven it all into fiercely funny performances. She has been entertaining audiences for 17 years at clubs, colleges and military bases all over the United States and the world, including Iraq, Bagdad, Kuwait, London and Germany.
Nikki Carr began her comedy career at age 34 at the New York Comedy Club and made her television debut on BET’s “Comic View” in 2000. She appeared in “One Mic Stand,” Charlie Murphy’s “Crash Comedy,” “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up” and Showtime’s “Stand Up for Family.” Well known for her signature song “The Fat Girl’s National Anthem,” Carr has also appeared on “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” In addition, Carr appeared in the independent films “Golddigger Killer,” “Change the Game” and “Ass Backwards.” The mother of four and grandmother of four is the daughter of jazz drummer Bruno Carr.