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.
Jimmy Carr at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in april 2015.
|Birth name||James Anthony Patrick Carr|
|Born||15 September 1972|
Isleworth, London, England
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio, books|
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire, deadpan, black comedy, blue comedy|
|Influences||George Carlin, Michael Redmond, Denis Leary, Paul Merton, Peter Kay, Will Self, Billy Connolly.|
|Partner(s)||Karoline Copping (2001-present)|
|Notable works and roles||8 out of 10 Cats|
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
|British Comedy Awards|
|Best Live Stand Up |
2006– Gag Reflex
He has released 6 DVDs. He has won awards.
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. He used to be a Christian. Importantly, because of his religion, he did not have sex until he was 26. He stopped being a Christian in his mid-20s.
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