One of the most original and distinctive stars on television, radio and the stage, Jimmy Carr has enjoyed several hugely successful years.
Jimmy’s first six live DVDs (Live, Stand Up, Comedian, In Concert, Telling Jokes and Making People Laugh) have now sold over 1.2 million copies in total to date. His latest stand-up DVD, Being Funny, was released in November 2011.
In August 2010 Jimmy’s all-new solo show Laughter Therapy debuted at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.
Starting just a few days after the close of the marathon Rapier Wit tour, during which Jimmy played to over 300,000 people. By the time it finished in November 2011 with three huge arena shows in South Africa, the Laughter Therapy tour, had been seen by even more people.
Often referred to as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’, Jimmy has so far performed his stand-up tour shows to well over 1.2 million people in the UK.
As well continually touring Jimmy can often be seen on popular television programmes; most notably as host of Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats.
A comedy panel show based on polls, surveys and statistics, the show is now into its thirteenth series. In January 2011 Jimmy joined forces with David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne to host 10 O’Clock Live, a brand new weekly series taking a fresh and funny look at the news and current events and the show returned for its second series in February 2012.
Jimmy’s own game show Distraction; where four contestants have to answer general knowledge questions while being distracted by devilish challenges was first transmitted in 2003 and a second series was commissioned by C4 in 2004.
Jimmy’s other recent television appearances include The Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News for You, Would I Lie to You? QI and two Royal Variety Show Performances.
A household name in the UK, Jimmy is also a rising star in the US, where his profile continues to grow.
Jimmy has performed two Comedy Central Specials and in May 2011 appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien – his fifth appearance to date. Jimmy’s game show Distraction aired on Comedy Central and was subsequently repeated.
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 490,000 subscribers and 130 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 will be released September 2021.
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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’