Jimmy Carr

‘A comedy hero for our times’
Guardian

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, and is a judge on the brand new 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 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 570,000 subscribers and 160 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.

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’

Television:

  • I Can See Your Voice (BBC1) (Judge), 2020, 2021
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2011-2021
  • A League of Their Own (Sky 1), (Guest) 2010 – 2021
  • QI, (BBC2), (Guest Panellist), 2003-2021
  • Blankety Blank (BBC1) (Guest), 2020
  • The Fix (Netflix) (Presenter/Writer), launched 2018
  • Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central UK) (Presenter/Judge/Writer), 2018-2020
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2005-2020
  • Your Face or Mine, (C4) (Presenter/Writer), 2002, 2003, 2017-2019
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) (Guest & Stand-Up), 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year (C4), (Presenter/Writer), 2004-2018
  • Big Fat Quiz Of Everything (C4), (Presenter/ Writer), 2016-2019
  • Celebrity Juice, (ITV2), (Guest / Guest Team Captain), 2014-2019
  • This Morning (ITV) (Guest) 2019
  • Sunday Brunch (C4) (Guest) 2019
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), (Guest), 2014, 2019
  • Shopping with Keith Lemon (ITV2, 2019)
  • 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), 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
  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man (C4), (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), 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
  • Richard and Judy (C4), (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
  • The Comedian’s Comedian (C4), 2005
  • 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/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

Film:

  • I Want Candy (2007)
  • Stormbreaker (2006)
  • Confetti (2006)
  • Alien Autopsy (2006)

Radio:

  • 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)

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:

  • Terribly Funny: National & International Tour (2019-2020)
  • 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)

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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Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr

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. 

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