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Jimmy Carr

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Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in april 2015.
Birth nameJames Anthony Patrick Carr
Born (1972-09-15) 15 September 1972 (age 51)
Isleworth, London, England[1]
MediumStand-up, television, radio, books
NationalityBritish, Irish
Years active2000–present
GenresObservational comedy, satire, deadpan, black comedy, blue comedy
Subject(s)Current events
InfluencesGeorge Carlin, Michael Redmond, Denis Leary, Paul Merton, Peter Kay, Will Self, Billy Connolly.[2]
Partner(s)Karoline Copping (2001–present)
Notable works and roles8 out of 10 Cats
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
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 appeared on many TV shows on the same channel and on others. 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]

Personal life[change | change source]

Carr has dual citizenship - British and Irish. He was born in London to Irish immigrant parents. He has a degree in political science from the University of Cambridge. 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 | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20110728093235/http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4458/jimmycarrrl8.jpg
  2. "Life and Laughter by Michael McIntyre : News 2010 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  3. BBC News - Profile: Jimmy Carr
  4. Euan Ferguson (11 December 2011). "This much I know: Jimmy Carr | Life and style | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  5. Will Jimmy Carr's career survive the tax avoidance furore?

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