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Jimmy Carr

Biography

British stand-up comedian and television actor known for hosting the UK’s 8 from 10 Pet cats. In 2006, he released a publication, The Nude Jape: Uncovering the Hidden Globe of Jokes, on the annals and theory of joke-telling. He gained a qualification in political technology but was struggling to discover work after graduation. He ultimately gained a short-term advertising work with Shell. He produced the Guinness Publication of World Information as the 1st comedian to execute a stand-up gig for an audience on the net. In 2001, he started a romantic relationship with Karoline Copping. He published materials for the Meet up with Ricky Gervais display.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jimmy Carr
Date Of Birth September 15, 1972
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.83 m
Profession Comedian
Education University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Nationality Irish, British
Parents Nora Mary Carr, Jim Carr
Siblings Colin Carr, Patrick Carr
Partner Karoline Copping, Karoline Copping
Awards British Comedy Award for the Best Live Stand-Up
Movies Jimmy Carr: Funny Business, Magik, Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh, Telstar: The Joe Meek Story, I Want Candy, Stormbreaker, Confetti, Alien Autopsy, Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast
TV Shows 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Countdown, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Your Face or Mine?, A League of Their Own, Distraction, Deal or No Deal, 10 O'Clock Live, Drunk History, Celebrity Juice, The Sunday Night Project, Commercial Breakdown, A Comedy Roast, Comic Relief 2011, 100 Greatest, The 100 Greatest Scary Moments, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Hotel GB, 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Once worked in marketing for Shell Oil.
2 Nominated for a prestigious Rose D'Or award for his show Distraction
3 He gained a Perrier nomination in 2002 for his first solo show 'Bare Faced Ambition'
4 Graduated from Cambridge University with a 2:1 in political science. Attended Dulwich College, London, England.
5 Is good friends with British TV show presenter June Sarpong
6 Has a younger brother called Patrick.
7 Obtained the nickname 'Jimmy Carr-nage' after his 'Celebrity In A Reasonably Priced Car' lap on Top Gear, from driving extremely recklessly. Nevertheless, as of 2005, he remains the fastest male 'star in a reasonably -priced car' .... (yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur is the fastest overall as at January 2006)
8 Has an older brother named Colin
9 Mother: Nora Carr
10 His best friend is comedian David Walliams.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Series 3 episodes
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business 2016 Video documentary written with
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2015 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2015 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2014 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013 TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking 2013 Video documentary written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2013 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2013 TV Movie written by
The Montreal Experience 2013 TV Movie writer
10 O'Clock Live 2011-2013 TV Series written by - 33 episodes
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 2012 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2012 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2012 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011/II TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: Being Funny 2011 Video documentary writer
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011/I TV Movie written by
Just for Laughs 2009-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh 2010 Video documentary
Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie
Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes 2009 TV Special documentary written by
Comedy Central Presents 2005-2009 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: In Concert 2008 TV Special documentary written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: Comedian 2007 TV Special documentary
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Movie written by
I Want Candy 2007 additional dialogue
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Movie written by
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Movie written by
Jimmy Carr: Stand Up 2005 Video documentary
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary additional material
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Movie written by
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary written by
Jimmy Carr Live 2004 Video documentary
The Sketch Show 2003-2004 TV Series 3 episodes
Bo' Selecta! 2002 TV Series additional material - 6 episodes
Your Face or Mine? 2002 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Meet Ricky Gervais 2000 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
The Colour of Funny 1999 writer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magik 2016 post-production Jacob (voice)
The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night 2014 TV Movie
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story 2008 Gentleman
I Want Candy 2007 Video Store Guy
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 John Crawford
Confetti 2006 Antoni
Alien Autopsy 2006 Gary's Manager

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business 2016 Video documentary producer
Jimmy Carr: Being Funny 2011 Video documentary associate producer
Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh 2010 Video documentary associate producer
Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes 2009 TV Special documentary associate producer
Carrtoons 2008 Video short associate producer
Jimmy Carr: In Concert 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
Jimmy Carr: Comedian 2007 TV Special documentary associate producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
8 Out of 10 Cats 2005-2014 TV Series program associate - 3 episodes
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2012 TV Series program associate

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Confetti 2006 performer: "One Love"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Inbetweeners 2 2014 thanks
The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special 2010 TV Movie documentary thanks
The Real 'Billy Elliot' Diaries 2005 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Royal Variety Performance 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Carrtoons 2008 Video short Himself (voice)
Jimmy Carr: In Concert 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2008 TV Series Himself
The Charlotte Church Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Commercial Breakdown 2008 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Sport Relief 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
TV Burp 2008 TV Series Himself
History of the Joke 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
Saturday Live Again! 2007 TV Movie Himself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off 2007 TV Series short Himself
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Jimmy Carr: Comedian 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Heaven, Telly Hell 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Annually Retentive 2007 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Movie Himself - Host
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
Dara O'Briain: Live at the Theatre Royal 2006 Video documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2006 TV Movie Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Himself
Distraction 2004-2006 TV Series Himself - Presenter
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos 2005 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
Today with Des and Mel 2005 TV Series Himself
The F Word 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Ireland AM 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Carr: Stand Up 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Panel 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Himself
Sin City: The Premiere 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Real 'Billy Elliot' Diaries 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Friday Night Project 2005 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
100 Greatest Cartoons 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Comic Aid 2005 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Carr Live 2004 Video documentary Himself
Bo' Selecta! 2004 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Question Time 2004 TV Series Himself
Distraction 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Hell's Kitchen 2004 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2004 TV Series Himself
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
Countdown 2004 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
100 Worst Pop Records 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Terry and Gaby Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The Strategic Humor Initiative 2003 TV Movie Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
Your Face or Mine? 2002 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Comedy Lab 2001 TV Series Himself
QI 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself / Himself - Host
The Comedian's Guide to Survival 2016 Himself
Horizon 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 TV Special Himself - Roaster
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Himself
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle 2016 TV Series Himself
My Worst Job 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
@midnight 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business 2016 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest Comic
Virtually Famous 2016 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Crackanory 2015 TV Series Himself - Storyteller
Celebrity Benchmark 2015 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Squares 2015 TV Series Himself
Drunk History: UK 2015 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Just for Laughs: 15 Years of Gags 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Nasty Show Hosted by Artie Lange 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2014 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Duck Quacks Don't Echo 2014 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Pride of Britain Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Host
A League of Their Own 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Through the Keyhole 2014 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Just for Laughs: All-Access 2014 TV Series Himself
The BRIT Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance 2013 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking 2013 Video documentary Himself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 2013 TV Series Himself
Was It Something I Said? 2013 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Montreal Experience 2013 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
Top Gear 2004-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Special Guest
Would I Lie to You? 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
10 O'Clock Live 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Presenter
'8 Out of 10 Cats' Does 'Deal or No Deal' 2013 TV Movie Himself - Host
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Pride of Britain Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Hotel GB 2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Event Manager
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
JFL XXX: The Ultimate Nasty Show 2012 TV Movie Himself - performer
The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
David Walliams' Big Swim 2012 Documentary
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask 2012 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011/II TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Loose Women 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
Imagine 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The One Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Argumental 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Carr: Being Funny 2011 Video documentary Himself
Celebrity Chase 2011 TV Series Himself
QI Genesis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2011 TV Series Himself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Wall of Fame 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Panellist
Comic Relief: Red Nose Day 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Barbara Windsor: A Comedy Roast 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011/I TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Just for Laughs 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Have I Got News for You 2003-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Presenter
The Million Pound Drop Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh 2010 Video documentary Himself
Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
Sex and the City 2: Premiere Special 2010 TV Special Himself - Guest
Alternative Election Night 2010 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 TV Movie Himself
Sport Relief 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes 2009 TV Special documentary Himself
The Late Late Show 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Presents 2005-2009 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
QI 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2014 TV Series Himself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - 26th Place
8 Out of 10 Cats 2012 TV Series Himself - Host
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Argumental 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - SportRelief
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Himself
Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was All That About? 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Would I Lie to You? 2008 TV Series Himself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 2005 Video Himself - Guest Presenter
Mr Countdown: A Tribute to Richard Whiteley 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters 2003 Video Himself

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#Quote
1 You may wonder why Davros is half man, half machine. That's because one day he asked a friend of his if he had any tips about how to pull chicks and he said, "Get some wheels."
2 [on the 1980s] The decade began with a double tragedy as John Lennon was shot dead and Mick Hucknall wasn't.
3 I appreciate as a comedian, people will expect me to "make light" of this situation, but I'm not going to in this statement as this is obviously a serious matter. I met with a financial adviser and he said to me "Do you want to pay less tax? It's totally legal." I said "Yes." I now realise I've made a terrible error of judgement. Although I've been advised the K2 tax scheme is entirely legal, and has been fully disclosed to HM Revenue and Customs. I'm no longer involved in it and will in future conduct my financial affairs much more responsibly. Apologies to everyone.
4 I'd probably declare war on Luxembourg. Not because they've done anything horrible, but because I just think we need a war we can win. For morale, for the young men who joined the forces, for the newspapers. Like the Falklands. An easy win where we can go: 'We creamed those guys.'
5 It strikes me as very unfair that Doctor Who (2005) has now had eight lives whereas the fans of Doctor Who (2005) haven't even got one.

#Trademark
1 Interactions with the audience
2 One-line jokes
3 Very dark humour


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