‘A comedy hero for our times’
Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.
One of the biggest-selling comedy acts in the world, Jimmy consistently does stand-up to sell-out crowds across the globe, performing his shows at venues in over forty countries. His last tour, Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits, sold over 480,000 tickets globally with current show, Terribly Funny, set to exceed that figure by the end of 2022.
Jimmy is a household name in UK television, well known for hosting Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Big Fat Quiz Of The Year in addition to presenting 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, is a judge on hit BBC1 entertainment series I Can See Your Voice and the host of brand-new Channel 4 gameshow I Literally Just Told You.
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 two specials on the platform, Funny Business (2016) and Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2017). 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 634,000 subscribers and 170 million views since launching in 2018.
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 The Sunday Times Bestsellers list.
- 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’
- Jimmy Carr Destroys Art (C4) (Host) 2022
- The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (C4) (Guest) 2022
- I Can See Your Voice (BBC1) (Judge) 2021, 2022
- 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2011-2022
- I Literally Just Told You (C4 (Host) 2021, 2022
- Backstage With Katherine Ryan (Guest) 2021, 2022
- A League of Their Own (Sky 1), (Guest) 2010 – 2022
- QI, (BBC2), (Guest Panellist), 2003-2022
- Blankety Blank (BBC1) (Guest), 2020, 2021, 2022
- Big Fat Quiz Of Everything (C4), (Presenter/ Writer), 2016-2022
- The Complaints Department (Comedy Central) (Guest) 2021
- Mel Giedroyc: Unforgiveable (Dave) (Guest), 2021
- The Last Leg (C4) (Guest) 2021
- The One Show (BBC1) (Guest) 2021
- Sunday Brunch (C4) (Guest) 2021
- The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), (Guest), 2014, 2019, 2021
- Big Fat Quiz of the Year (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2004-2021
- Celebrity Juice, (ITV2), (Guest / Guest Team Captain), 2014-2021
- Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central UK) (Presenter/Judge/Writer), 2018-2020
- 8 Out Of 10 Cats, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2005-2020
- The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) (Guest & Stand-Up), 2016, 2018, 2019
- Your Face or Mine, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2002, 2003, 2017-2019
- This Morning (ITV) (Guest) 2019
- Shopping with Keith Lemon (ITV2, 2019)
- The Fix (Netflix) (Presenter/Writer), launched 2018
- Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, (Guest), 2014, 2017
- The Chris Ramsey Show, (Comedy Central) (Guest), 2017
- Play to the Whistle, (ITV), (Guest), 2017
- The Grand Tour, (Amazon Prime) (Guest Appearance), 2016
- Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), 2016
- Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (Sky 1), 2016
- @midnight (Comedy Central), 2016
- The Late Late Show (CBS), 2016
- Alan Carr Chatty Man (Channel 4), (Guest) 2012, 2016
- Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2007, 2015
- Sunday Night At The Palladium, (ITV1), (Presenter/Performer/Writer), 2014, 2015
- Drunk History, (Comedy Central) (Narrator), 2014, 2015
- Celebrity Fifteen To One (Guest Contestant), 2014
- Celebrity Squares (Centre Square), 2015
- The Royal Variety Performance (BBC), (Stand-Up), 2002, 2004, 2013
- The Graham Norton Show (BBC), (Guest), 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
- 10 O’Clock Live (C4), (Presenter/Writer) 2011-13
- Was It Something I Said? (C4), (Guest) 2013
- Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV) (Guest) 2013
- 8 Out of 10 Cats / Deal or No Deal C4 Mash-up (C4), (Guest host) 2013
- Would I Lie To You? (BBC), (Guest), 2007-2013
- Stand-up To Cancer (C4), (Guest), 2012
- Hotel GB (C4), (Guest), 2012
- The Chase (ITV), (Guest) 2012
- Celebrity Deal or No Deal (C4), (Guest) 2012
- Secret Policeman’s Ball (C4), (Stand up) 2012
- Imagine: The Art of Stand-up (BBC1), (guest), 2011
- Chris Moyles Quiz Show, (C4), 2011
- Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask, (Dave), 2011
- Marriage Ref (ITV), 2011
- A Comedy Roast with…, (Presenter/Writer) 2010
- Have I Got News For You (BBC), (Guest), 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC), (Guest), 2004-2010
- Alternative Election Night (Presenter/Writer) 2010
- Argumental (Dave), (Guest), 2009-2011
- The Charlotte Church Show (BBC), (Guest), 2008
- Commercial Breakdown with Jimmy Carr (BBC), (Presenter/Writer), 2008
- A Question of Sport Relief (BBC), (Presenter), 2008, 2009
- Big Brother Celebrity Hijack (C4), (Celebrity Hijacker), 2008
- Saturday Night Live Again (ITV), 2007
- Live At The Apollo (BBC), (Presenter), 2007
- Annually Retentive (BBC), (Guest), 2007
- My Life with James Bond (ITV), (Guest), 2006
- The Paul O’Grady Show (ITV), (Guest), 2005, 2006, 2008
- TV Heaven TV Hell (C4), (Guest), 2006
- Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC), (Guest Stand-Up), Jan/Sept 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball (C4), (voiceover to animation), 2006
- Last call with Carson Daly, (Guest Stand-Up), 2006
- Top Gear (BBC2), (Guest), 2004, 2005, 2006
- Comedian’s Comedian (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2005
- The Friday Night Project (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2005
- Richard and Judy (ITV), (Guest), 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
- Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live (BBC), 2005
- The 100 Greatest Cartoons (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2005
- Comic Aid (BBC2), (Guest Stand-Up), 2005
- Comedy Central presents…Jimmy Carr (Half-hour special), (Stand-Up), 2005, 2008
- Today with Des and Mel (ITV), (Guest), 2004, 2005, 2007
- Tonight with Jay Leno (NBC), (Guest Stand-Up), 2003, 2004, 2005
- Peter Cook: A Posthumous Tribute (C4), (Guest Stand-Up), 2004
- Parkinson (BBC), (Guest), 2004
- Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA tribute, (Guest), 2004
- Countdown (C4), (Guest), 2004
- 100 Worst Pop Records (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2004
- 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2004
- Distraction (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2003, 2004
- Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), (Guest), 2004, 2003
- Have I Got News For You (BBC2), (Guest Host), 2003
- 100 Greatest Scary Moments (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2003
- Des O’Connor Comedy Tonight (ITV), (Guest), 2003
- The Terry and Gaby Show, (Guest), 2003
- I Want Candy (2007)
- Stormbreaker (2006)
- Confetti (2006)
- Alien Autopsy (2006)
Radio & Podcasts:
- Three Little Words, 2022
- The Jordan B Peterson Podcast, 2021
- Griefcast, 2021
- Changes with Annie Mac, 2021
- Films To Be Buried With, 2021
- The Diary Of A CEO, 2021
- Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out, 2021
- Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, 2021
- Parenting Hell, 2021
- The Mid Point with Gabby Logan, 2021
- Brydon &, 2021
- Distraction Pieces with Scoobius Pip, 2021
- What A Flanker, 2021
- How To Wow with Chris Evans, 2021
- Have A Word, 2021
- Wilosophy, 2021
- Locked Together, Audible, 2020
- Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4, 2017
- Steve Wright in the Afternoon, BBC Radio 2, 2017
- In Conversation with Steve Allen, LBC, 2016
- Breakfast with Jamie Theakston & Emma Bunton, Heart, 2016
- The Chris Moyles Show, Radio X, 2016
- The Museum of Curiosity, BBC Radio 4 (co-host) 2012
- The Dermot O’ Leary Show, BBC Radio 2 (guest presenter), 2009
- The Chris Moyles Show, BBC Radio 1 (regular interviewee)
- XFM Sunday Breakfast show, XFM, 2003 – 2006
- Loose Ends (Regular interviewer and interviewee)
- Before And Laughter: A Life Changing Book 2021
- The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes (co-written with Lucy Greeves) 2006
- Terribly Funny 2.0: National & International Tour (2022-2023)
- Terribly Funny: National & International Tour (2019-2021)
- The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour – Present
- Funny Business: National & International Tour 2014 – 2015
- Gagging Order: National & International Tour 2012 – 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
- Charm Offensive: Edinburgh Festival 2003
- Bare-faced Ambition: Edinburgh Festival 2002
- Montreal Just for Laughs Festival (2002 – 2014)
Creates one-liners as naturally as breathing.
Jimmy Carr slays.
A comedy hero for our times.
King of the comedy fringe.
Fabulous: Carr is No1 on the Comedy Offenders’ List.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most polished performers in the business.
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.
Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things.
Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.
I’m back in the UK for a couple of weeks of shows, starting today in sunny, sunny Huddersfield. pic.twitter.com/fgW5K0wyw8