- A 100 plus-date sell-out concert tour of the UK.
- Jasper’s first tour of Australia and New Zealand met with sell out houses and media acclaim.
- “BEAT THE CARROTT”, a television Special was filmed at the London Palladium, resulting in the gold-selling album of the same name.
- Jasper appeared in the famous “SECRET POLICEMAN’S OTHER BALL”.
- Further visits overseas during 1981 included shows in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and at Hong Kong’s City Hall.
- The BBC invited Jasper to host his own Saturday night television show. “CARROTT’S LIB” ran for forty minutes for seven weeks, with enormous ratings and critical acclaim.
- His next book “SWEET AND SOUR LABRADOR” was released to advance orders of over 200,000.
- The second series of “CARROTT’S LIB” on BBC TV received the BAFTA award for Light Entertainment on Television.
- Jasper spent many months of the year in the USA preparing for and filming an HBO / Channel 4 Special to be released in 1985 and his visit included sell-out concerts in San Francisco and five sell-out nights in Los Angeles.
- Jasper starred in the stage play “THE NERD”.
- “STAND UP AMERICA”, a six part BBC TV series was presented and directed by Jasper Carrott. The show was a focus on up-and-coming American comics and featured such then unknown artists as Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Pollock, Rita Tudner and Emo Phillips, filmed at venues in New York and Los Angeles.
- The new book “CARROTT’S ROOTS”, written by Jasper, was published.
- Jasper departed for Mauritius for his first film role, playing the part of Heinrich in a new film version of “JANE AND THE LOST CITY”.
- “CARROTT CONFIDENTIAL” – Jasper hosted his own 8-week live TV show on BBC 1. Shown at 9:00pm for 35 minutes each Saturday night, it attracted over TEN MILLION viewers each week.
- Such was the acclaim for the initial series, Jasper started the year with a second 8-part series of “CARROTT CONFIDENTIAL”.
- The April tour of Australia and New Zealand saw sell-out performances at all venues.
- “JANE AND THE LOST CITY” premiered in May.
- Jasper’s new book “SHOP! OR A STAR IS BORN”, released over Christmas, reached number 6 in the Best Seller List.
- A third series of “CARROTT CONFIDENTIAL” was the last under contract to the BBC.
- Jasper Carrott signed for Celador, the independent company of which he became a director and shareholder.