Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer, television host and one of the biggest names in comedy.

Jimmy performs stand-up to sell-out crowds across the globe, bringing his shows to venues in over 50 countries. His current tour show, Terribly Funny, has sold well over 1.2 million tickets globally, including in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – making it the biggest ever international stand up comedy tour. Jimmy’s next tour Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny is currently on sale with dates up until December 2025.

Jimmy is a household name in UK television, known for hosting over 2 decades of Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Big Fat Quiz and I Literally Just Told You. Jimmy hosted several series of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle UK and Your Face Or Mine. He is a regular on all the top panel shows, including QI and A League of Their Own, has performed as part of The Royal Variety Performance three times and was a judge on all series of BBC1 entertainment series I Can See Your Voice. 

Jimmy is also a high-profile name in North America. He was the first UK comedian to sign a stand-up deal with streaming behemoth Netflix in 2015, releasing three specials on the platform, Funny Business (2016), Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2017) and His Dark Material (2021), with a fourth special, Natural Born Killer, out now. He also presented and exec-produced an original panel show format for Netflix, The Fix, and has been a guest multiple times on US staples such The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show and Late Night With Conan O’Brien. He has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival since 2003, with more appearances than any other UK act in that time.

Before making the move to streaming, Jimmy was one of the bestselling acts in the comedy DVD market, his eight titles (Live, Stand-Up, Comedian, In Concert, Telling Jokes, Making People Laugh, Being Funny and Laughing & Joking) selling over 1.2 million copies between them. These shows are now all available on Jimmy’s YouTube channel, where he has accrued over 1 million subscribers since launching in 2018.

You can also hear Jimmy on many hit podcasts, including Diary of a CEO, Modern Wisdom and The Joe Rogan Experience.

Jimmy is also a published author.  He co-wrote The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes in 2007 and his highly anticipated memoir Before & Laughter was released in September 2021, making The Sunday Times Bestsellers list

Awards

  • Nuts Awards 2014: Funniest Comic
  • LAFTA Awards 2012: Funniest DVD
  • Zoo Awards 2011: Funniest Man
  • LAFTA Awards 2011: Loaded Legend
  • Nuts Awards 2010: Best Stand Up
  • LAFTA Awards 2004 & 2008: Best Stand Up
  • LAFTA Awards 2005 & 2007: Funniest Man
  • British Comedy Awards Winner 2006: Best Stand-Up tour, for ‘Gag Reflex’
  • Rose D’Or Nomination 2006: Best Game Show (Distraction)
  • Rose D’Or Nomination 2004: Best presenter (Distraction)
  • Royal Television Society 2003 Award Winner: Best on-screen newcomer
  • Time Out 2003 Award Winner: Best Stand-Up
  • Perrier 2002 Award Nominee: for ‘Bare Faced Ambition’

Credits

Stand Up Specials

  • Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer (Netflix and Chambers Productions, 2024)
  • Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material (Netflix and Chambers Productions, 2021)
  • Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (Netflix and Chambers Productions, 2019)
  • Jimmy Carr: Funny Business (Netflix and Chambers Productions, 2016)
  • Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking (Chambers Productions, 2013)
  • Jimmy Carr: Being Funny (Chambers Productions, 2011)
  • Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh (Chambers Productions, 2010)
  • Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes (Chambers Productions, 2009)
  • Jimmy Carr: In Concert (Chambers Productions, 2008)
  • Jimmy Carr: Comedian (Chambers Productions, 2007)
  • Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (Chambers Productions, 2005)
  • Jimmy Carr: Live (Chambers Productions, 2004)

TV

  • The One Show (Guest, BBC1, 2021 & 2024)
  • Battle in the Box (Host, Dave, 2024)
  • I Literally Just Told You (Host, Channel 4, 2021-2023)
  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2004-2023)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2011-2023)
  • A League of Their Own (Guest, Sky1, 2010-2023)
  • QI (Guest, BBC2, 2003-2023)
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Sport (Host, Channel 4, 2023)
  • Jimmy Carr Destroys Art (Host, Channel 4, 2022)
  • The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Guest, Channel 4, 2022)
  • I Can See Your Voice (Judge, BBC1, 2021 & 2022)
  • Backstage With Katherine Ryan (Guest, Amazon, 2021-2022)
  • Blankety Blank (Guest, BBC1, 2020-2022)
  • Big Fat Quiz of Everything (Presenter/ Writer, Channel 4, 2016-2022)
  • The Complaints Department (Guest, Comedy Central, 2021)
  • Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (Guest, Dave, 2021)
  • The Last Leg (Guest, Channel 4, 2021)
  • Sunday Brunch (Guest, Channel 4, 2021)
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (Guest, ITV, 2014, 2019 & 2021)
  • Celebrity Juice (Guest/Guest Team Captain, ITV2, 2014-2021)
  • Roast Battle UK (Presenter/Judge/Writer, Comedy Central, 2018-2020)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, More 4 & E4, 2005-2020)
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) (Guest & Stand-Up, NBC, 2016 & 2018-2019)
  • Your Face or Mine? (Presenter/Writer, E4 & Comedy Central, 2002-2003 & 2017-2019)
  • This Morning (Guest, ITV, 2019)
  • Shopping with Keith Lemon (Guest, ITV2, 2019)
  • The Fix (Presenter/Writer, Netflix, 2018)
  • Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Guest, Dave, 2014 & 2017)
  • The Chris Ramsey Show (Guest, Comedy Central, 2017)
  • Play to the Whistle (Guest, ITV, 2017)
  • The Grand Tour (Guest, Amazon Prime, 2016)
  • Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Guest, Comedy Central, 2016)
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (Guest, Sky 1, 2016)
  • @midnight (Guest, Comedy Central, 2016)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (Guest, CBS, 2016)
  • Alan Carr Chatty Man (Guest, Channel 4, 2012 & 2016)
  • Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2007 & 2015)
  • Sunday Night At The Palladium (Presenter/Performer/Writer, ITV, 2014-2015)
  • Drunk History (Narrator, Comedy Central, 2014-2015)
  • Celebrity Fifteen To One (Contestant, 2014)
  • Celebrity Squares (Centre Square, 2015)
  • The Royal Variety Performance (Stand Up, BBC, 2002, 2004 & 2013)
  • The Graham Norton Show (Guest, BBC, 2008-2009, 2011 & 2013)
  • 10 O’Clock Live (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2011-2013)
  • Was It Something I Said? (Guest, Channel 4, 2013)
  • Britain’s Got More Talent (Guest, ITV, 2013)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats / Deal or No Deal C4 Mashup (Guest Host, Channel 4, 2013)
  • Would I Lie To You? (Guest, BBC, 2007-2013)
  • Stand-up To Cancer (Guest, Channel 4, 2012)
  • Hotel GB (Guest, Channel 4, 2012)
  • The Chase (Guest, ITV, 2012)
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal (Guest, Channel 4, 2012)
  • Secret Policeman’s Ball (Stand Up, Channel 4, 2012)
  • Imagine: The Art of Stand-up (Guest, BBC1, 2011)
  • Chris Moyles Quiz Show (Guest, Channel 4, 2011)
  • Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask (Guest, Dave, 2011)
  • Marriage Ref (Guest, ITV, 2011)
  • A Comedy Roast (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2010)
  • Have I Got News For You (Guest, BBC, 2003 & 2007-2010)
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (Guest, BBC, 2004-2010)
  • Alternative Election Night (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2010)
  • Argumental (Guest, Dave, 2009-2011)
  • The Charlotte Church Show (Guest, BBC, 2008)
  • Commercial Breakdown with Jimmy Carr (Presenter/Writer, BBC, 2008)
  • A Question of Sport Relief (Presenter, BBC, 2008-2009)
  • Big Brother Celebrity Hijack (Guest, Channel 4, 2008)
  • Saturday Live Again! (Stand Up, ITV, 2007)
  • Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC, 2007)
  • Annually Retentive (Guest, BBC, 2007)
  • My Life with James Bond (Guest, ITV, 2006)
  • The Paul O’Grady Show (Guest, ITV, 2005-2006 & 2008)
  • TV Heaven TV Hell (Guest, Channel 4, 2006)
  • Late Night with Conan O’Brien (Stand-Up, NBC, 2002 & 2006-2008)
  • Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball (Voiceover, Channel 4, 2006)
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (Stand Up, 2006)
  • Top Gear (Guest, BBC2, 2004-2006)
  • Comedian’s Comedian (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2005)
  • The Friday Night Project (C4), (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2005)
  • Richard and Judy (Guest, ITV, 2004-2005 & 2007-2008)
  • Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live (BBC, 2005)
  • The 100 Greatest Cartoons (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2005)
  • Comic Aid (Stand Up, BBC2, 2005)
  • Comedy Central Presents…Jimmy Carr (Stand Up, 2005 & 2008)
  • Today with Des and Mel (Guest, ITV, 2004-2005)
  • Tonight with Jay Leno (Guest, NBC, 2003-2005)
  • Peter Cook: A Posthumous Tribute (Guest, Channel 4, 2004)
  • Parkinson (Guest, BBC, 2004)
  • Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute (Guest, 2004)
  • Countdown (Guest, Channel 4, 2004)
  • 100 Worst Pop Records (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2004)
  • 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2004)
  • Distraction (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2003-2004)
  • Never Mind The Buzzcocks (Guest, BBC2, 2003-2004)
  • 100 Greatest Scary Moments (Presenter/Writer, Channel 4, 2003)
  • Des O’Connor Comedy Tonight (Guest, ITV, 2003)
  • The Terry and Gaby Show (Guest, Five, 2003)

Film:

  • Fackham Hall (Writer, 2024)
  • I Want Candy (2007)
  • Stormbreaker (2006)
  • Confetti (2006)
  • Alien Autopsy (2006)

Radio & Podcasts:

  • The Pete & Sebastian Show (Guest, 2024)
  • Conan Needs a Friend (Guest, 2024)
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps (Guest, 2024)
  • Development by David (Guest, 2024)
  • WTF with Marc Maron (Guest, 2024)
  • You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes (Guest, 2022 & 2024)
  • Triggernometry (Guest, 2024)
  • Where There’s A Will There’s A Wake (Guest, 2024)
  • The Diary Of A CEO (Guest, 2021 & 2024)
  • A Typical Disgusting Display (Guest, 2023)
  • Spooning with Mark Wogan (Guest, 2023)
  • Modern Wisdom (Guest, 2023)
  • Your Mom’s House with Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitzky (Guest, YMH Studios, 2023)
  • Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out (Guest, 2021 & 2023)
  • We Might Be Drunk (Guest, 2023)
  • The Joe Rogan Experience (Guest, 2023)
  • Whiskey Ginger with Andrew Santino (Guest, 2023)
  • Three Little Words (Guest, Wondery, 2022)
  • The Jordan B Peterson Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • Under The Skin with Russell Brand (Guest, 2021)
  • Griefcast (Guest, 2021)
  • The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (Guest, 2016 & 2021)
  • Changes with Annie Macmanus (Guest, 2021)
  • Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein (Guest, 2021)
  • Full Disclosure with James O’Brien (Guest, LBC, 2021)
  • Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Parenting Hell (Guest, Spotify Studios, 2021)
  • The Mid Point with Gabby Logan (Guest, 2021)
  • Brydon & (Guest, 2021)
  • Distraction Pieces with Scoobius Pip (Guest, 2021)
  • What A Flanker (Guest, 2021)
  • How To Wow with Chris Evans (Guest, 2021)
  • Have A Word, (Guest, 2021)
  • Wilosophy Podcast with Will Anderson (Guest, 2021)
  • The Chris Moyles Show (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 1 & Radio X, 2005-2012, 2016, 2021)
  • Locked Together (Guest, Audible, 2020)
  • John Bishop: In Conversation With… (Guest, 2018)
  • Desert Island Discs (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2017)
  • Steve Wright in the Afternoon (Guest, BBC Radio 2, 2017)
  • In Conversation with Steve Allen (Guest, LBC, 2016)
  • Breakfast with Jamie Theakston & Emma Bunton (Radio Guest, Heart, 2016)
  • The Museum of Curiosity (Co-Host, BBC Radio 4, 2012)
  • The Dermot O’ Leary Show (Guest Presenter, BBC Radio 2, 2009)
  • Sunday Breakfast Show (Radio Guest, XFM, 2003–2006)
  • Loose Ends (Regular Radio Guest, Radio 4, 2006)

Books

  • Before And Laughter: A Life Changing Book (2021)
  • The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes (Co-written with Lucy Greeves, 2006)

Live

  • Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny (National & International Tour, 2024-)
  • Terribly Funny 2.0 (National & International Tour, 2022-2024)
  • Terribly Funny (National & International Tour, 2019-2021)
  • The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour (National & International Tour, 2016-2019)
  • Funny Business (Edinburgh Festival & National & International Tour, 2014–2015)
  • Gagging Order (Edinburgh Festival & National & International Tour, 2012–2014)
  • Montreal Just for Laughs Festival (2002–2014)
  • Laughter Therapy (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2010-2011)
  • Rapier Wit (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2009–2010)
  • Joke Technician (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2008–2009)
  • Repeat Offender (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2007–2008)
  • Gag Reflex (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2006–2007)
  • Public Display of Affection (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2004–2005)
  • Off The Telly (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2005)
  • Charm Offensive (Edinburgh Festival, 2003)
  • Bare-faced Ambition (Edinburgh Festival, 2002)
  • Rubbernecker (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2001)

Press

Creates one-liners as naturally as breathing.
The Guardian

Jimmy Carr slays.
Rolling Stone

A comedy hero for our times.
Guardian

King of the comedy fringe.
Telegraph

Fabulous: Carr is No1 on the Comedy Offenders’ List. 
The Times

The brightest British comic hope for a long, long while…the most deliciously transgressive comic…he is not so much pushing the boundaries as sailing in uncharted waters… Superb. 
Irish Times

A masterclass in comedy…devastating, tasteless two-liners that are bliss to listen to…Carr’s persona is irresistible and his wisecracks have you quivering with satisfaction. 
Guardian

Edinburgh punters and critics disparage comedy acts with the phrase, ‘It’s not quite Jimmy Carr, is it?’ His exquisitely economical and perfectly-timed one-liners have set the new standard. 
Daily Telegraph

As sick as he is slick…and he’s very sick indeed. 
Independent on Sunday

Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian…I envy his brilliance with words. 
Independent

One of the most polished performers in the business. 
The Independent

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Laughs Funny

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract some people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy’s dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them. But if it’s the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like.