Carter was raised in Vancouver and first became interested in stand-up comedy as a young boy when he would sneak out of his room to watch Johnny Carson after the family had gone to bed. Born under the Leo sign, Carter has always sought attention and although motorcycle racing was always exciting, he had the most fun during his trophy acceptance speeches.The only thing separating this quick and witty writer from his comedic ambition was experience and a three lane bridge. Ten years of touring across North America gave him the experience to work with some of the most influential people in Stand up comedy and he’s crossed every bridge in show business.
University and military tours behind him Carter focused his attention on a clean and clever act, capturing the attention of corporate entertainment bookers. He’s an excellent corporate comedian and has been described as “the best Master of Ceremonies in Western Canada”. If you’re looking for a comic that appeals to everyone Carter’s your man. His passion and commitment are evident within the first minute on stage and he’ll have the audience wanting more in the last minute.
As a stand-up comedian he is well practiced in the art of satirical social commentary and has delivered it with passion and commitment for over 20 years.
Influenced by such legendary performers as George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks, Carter Hortie's path was firmly cemented in the art of stand up.
Carter lives and works in Vancouver and continues to entertain corporate clients and host special events throughout Canada.
A list of Carter’s recent corporate and benefit shows:
School of Culinary Arts
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Wish Upon a Star Cancer Fund
Laughs For The Homeless
Raise The Roof
GF Strong Rehabilitation Center
Carter’s appearances at comedy clubs have included:
Lafflines, New Westminister
Gastown Comedy Store
Comedy Underground, Seattle
Laffs Comedy Cafe, Salt Lake City
HBO Workspace, Los Angeles
Yuk Yuks, Across Canada