Award winning TV and radio presenter, writer and comedian Jimmy Carr is being hailed as one of the most original and distinctive stars on TV. He is continually in demand as event host as well as proving to be hugely popular as after dinner entertainment.
About Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr is one of the most original and distinctive stars on television. He was a guest presenter on the series of ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC2). Also, as the face of comedy on Channel 4, Jimmy hosted the new prime time game show ‘Distraction’, and co-hosted both series of its hugely successful hit game show ‘Your Face Or Mine’.
Back in 2003 Jimmy could be seen presenting Channel 4’s ‘100 Worst Pop Records’, following his other appearances as host of ‘100 Worst Britons’ and ‘100 Scary Moments’.
2003 was also a remarkable year for Jimmy’s live work: following the Perrier nomination for his debut show ‘Bare Faced Ambition’ at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 and a Time Out Award for Best Stand-Up, Jimmy returned to the Edinburgh Festival with his new show, ‘Charm Offensive’, where the entire month’s performances sold out by the second day of the festival. Its two week run at London’s Soho Theatre was also a sell-out hit, and Jimmy received rave reviews for the show, including 5* reviews from four major newspapers.
UK television guest appearances include ‘Des O’Connor Comedy Tonight’ (ITV, Aug 03) ‘Have I Got News For You’ (as panellist, BBC2, May 03), ‘The Royal Variety Show’ (BBC1, Dec 02) and ‘Peter Cook: A Posthumourous Tribute’ (BBC2, Dec 02. He has performed a remarkable three times within five months on US TV, NBC’s ‘Tonight With Jay Leno’, and twice on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’.
Jimmy was a presenter on 104.9 XFM every Sunday morning, where he presented the breakfast show from 10.00am to 12.00. He was also a regular guest and interviewer on ‘Loose Ends’ (Radio 4) and ‘The Fred McCauley’ Show (BBC Radio Scotland).
Jimmy is a prolific writer as well as performer, with writing credits including ‘Bo Selecta!’ (BBC2) & ‘Meet Ricky Gervais’ (C4) as well as writing for Lily Savage and Frank Skinner.
As would be expected of a comedian with a soaring international profile, Jimmy also performs at all the international comedy festivals, and was one of very few top British comedians selected to appear at the world’s two top Comedy Festivals; in Montreal for the “Just For Laughs” Festival in July 2002 and 2003 and in Aspen at the International Comedy Arts Festival in February 2003. He is also is a regular guest at the prestigious Kilkenny Festival in Ireland.
"Jimmy Carr is a world class comedian…I envy his brilliance with words; if I could be any comedian in Edinburgh, I’d want to be Jimmy Carr."
"Edinburgh punters and critics disparage comedy acts with the phrase, “It’s not quite Jimmy Carr, is it?” His exquisitely economical and perfectly timed one-liners have set the new standard."
"Comedy genius. Definitely get into this Carr; he’s the Rolls Royce of comedy."
"His audacity is breathtaking!"