Jimmy Carr is a famous British-Irish comedian, actor, and television host available to book through the Champions Music and Entertainment agency. A leading figure in modern British comedy Jimmy is known for his signature high-pitched laugh, dark humour, deadpan delivery, and outrageous one-liners. Jimmy Carr began his career in stand-up at the turn of the millennium performing at local clubs and pubs in London. He developed his unique style of black humour and satire along with his deadpan delivery. His act is known for short, punchy jokes often about sensitive or taboo subjects.
This format has become his modus operandi with Nigel Farndale from The Telegraph claiming; “He certainly employs a lot of these short jokes in his live shows. There are always 300 in a set.” This Herculean task is the product of Jimmy’s ’joke mining’ with the comic constantly analysing everyday life. A major marker for Jimmy came in the form of his performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2003. Entitled Charm Offensive, Jimmy sold out an entire month’s performances on the strength of its initial showing and was listed as one of The Observer’s 50 Funniest Acts in British Comedy.
From these bright beginnings, Jimmy has gone on to create 10 tours to date. Selling out across the country Jimmy has also performed and recorded several comedy specials for DVD release. Jimmy Carr is well-known for his television career. He began as a presenter for the comedy quiz shows Distraction, Your Face or Mine? and Have I Got News for You. Running parallel to his stand-up tours Jimmy has also been the long-time host of the popular panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and the annual quiz show The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Jimmy has gone on to appear as a guest in a multitude of programmes including QI, Deal or No Deal, A League of Their Own, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Grand Tour, and Room 101.
His illustrious career has seen him featured on all the major channels including Channel 4, BBC, ITV, and Comedy Central marking him as an icon of the comedy scene. Humour and jokes have become a way of life for this talented comedian and he even published a book with Lucy Greeves concerned with the creation of jokes. Entitled The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes it provides insight into one of the greatest modern comic minds. This talented host, TV personality, and comedian is a master of his craft and a must at any event. His name at the headline of corporate events, public appearances or television broadcasts are sure to wow guests and ensure a packed house.
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