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Jimmy Carr

Birthdate: 15. September 1972

James Anthony Patrick Carr is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. He is known for his deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction. Carr moved to a career in comedy in 2000.After becoming established as a stand-up comedian, Carr began to appear in a number of Channel 4 television shows, becoming the host of the panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and also The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, a comedy panel show that airs each December to review the past year.

„I did quite a lot of TV shows over the latter half of 2004 - all those 100 Greatest and 100 Worst and all that kind of stuff. So I was a little bit overexposed. But I think you need to do that once in your career, and that's how you become famous. You get overexposed once, and then people know your name and you can relax a bit.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Peter Ross (August 14, 2005) "The Joker As the face of Channel 4 he's known for his sharp suits and sharper one-liners, but what has spurred Jimmy Carr on during his swift rise from anonymity to ubiquity?", The Sunday Herald.

„I literally can't believe my luck. Torturing Americans should not only be easy, but a pleasure!“

—  Jimmy Carr

On hosting the American version of his game show, Distraction — reported in James Rampton (February 19, 2005) "Comedy: Pick of the Week", The Independent.

„I immediately adored performing. It really empowers you when everyone's laughing. It gives you an immense buzz. You just feel on top of the world.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Paddy Hoey (April 6, 2007) "Football's loss was definitely stand-up's gain", Daily Post.

„I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Charlotte Cripps (January 31, 2007) "Stand up and be counted, comedians", The Independent.

„Jokes spread around the world and embed themselves in our shared culture; the most resonant of them get lodged in the language in the same way as clichés or old wives' tales do.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves (September 21, 2006) Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?, Gotham, ISBN 1592402356, p. 3.

„So they've laughed and then they've thought, should we have laughed at that? Well, too late now. You did. I imagine I get more than my fair share of that.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Patrick Barkham (September 9, 2006) "Here's Jimmy!: Jimmy Carr as Jack Nicholson in The Shining", The Guardian.

„I love those people who do story-telling and who ramble on, but I don't do that, I tell jokes - the sort of jokes that anyone really could tell in the pub.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Nick Ahad (November 19, 2004) "Comedian who delivers some nice lines", Yorkshire Post.

„All comedians are a bit attention-seeking and I'm no different. Anyone with the audacity to want to be listened to for an hour and a half must be.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Beverley Lyons and Lee-Ann Fullerton (February 28, 2004) "The Razz: Jimmy's Brent on being funny", The Daily Record.

„As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Will Hodgkinson (December 16, 2004) "Comedy's overgrown schoolboy", The Irish Times.

„I think that comedians, more than any other type of celebrity, have to keep their humour and keep their feet on the ground. If they start taking themselves too seriously, they're heading for a fall.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Charles Hutchinson (November 19, 2004) "Preview: Jimmy Carr , Grand Opera House, York November 20", North Yorkshire County Publications.

„His idea of wit is a barrage of filth and the sort of humour most men grow out of in their teens.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Ann Widdecombe — reported in Adam Sherwin (December 24, 2008) "Gordon is game for a laugh at Chequers lunch - People Adam Sherwin", The Times, p. 11.
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„He's basically the only comedian on telly at the moment and the rest of us are all jealous.“

—  Jimmy Carr

Howard Read — reported in Leo Benedictus (August 16, 2005) "G2: Arts: Edinburgh: Trendspotting: Carr crash humour", The Guardian.
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