Jimmy Carr

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Jimmy Carr
Birth name James Anthony Patrick Carr
Born 15 September 1972 (1972-09-15) (age 41)
Hounslow, London, England [1]
Medium Stand-up, television, radio, books
Nationality British, Irish
Years active 2000–present
Genres Observational comedy, satire, deadpan, black comedy, blue comedy
Subject(s) Current events
Influences George Carlin, Michael Redmond, Denis Leary, Paul Merton, Peter Kay, Will Self, Billy Connolly.[2]
Domestic partner(s) Karoline Copping (2001-present)
Notable works and roles 8 out of 10 Cats
Distraction
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Website JimmyCarr.com
British Comedy Awards
Best Live Stand Up
2006– Gag Reflex

Jimmy Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English-Irish comedian. He is the presenter of 8 out of 10 Cats on Channel 4 and has presented other TV shows on the same channel. He travels around the country and performs a lot of comedy on-stage (stand-up comedy). He is one of the UK's most successful comedians.[3]

He has released 6 DVDs. He has won awards.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Carr has dual citizenship - British and Irish. He was born in London to Irish immigrant parents. He lives with his girlfriend, Karoline Copping, in North London. She works for Channel Five. Carr is an atheist.[4] He used to be a Christian. Importantly, because of his religion, he did not have sex until he was 26.[5] He stopped being a Christian in his mid-20s.

Criticism[change | edit source]

Some people, including a Member of Parliament, newspapers and other comedians have criticized Carr. Some of his jokes and comedy are seen by some as being offensive.

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