Jimmy Carr

British comedian and humourist

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]

Jimmy Carr
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Jimmy Carr at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in april 2015.
Birth nameJames Anthony Patrick Carr
Born (1972-09-15) 15 September 1972 (age 47)
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

He has released 6 DVDs. He has won awards.

Personal lifeEdit

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.


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.


  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. "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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