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Jimmy Carr compares 9/11 to Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction

Jimmy Carr has compared the 9/11 terrorist attack to Zayn Malik leaving One Direction during an appearance at Netflix is a Joke: The Festival.“Now, you might think this is silly, but I assure you, it’s absolutely true. When Zayn left One Direction, for me, it was like 9/11... I didn’t care about that either,” the comedian said.Carr’s joke has recently surfaced after the “best bits” of the festival were added into a highlights programme that’s now available to watch on Netflix.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
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‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ legend Jimmy Carr is touring Australia next year

Jimmy Carr, one of the biggest comedians in the world, is returning to Australia for a headline tour next year. The comedian’s ‘Terribly Funny’ tour will kick off in Melbourne on February 17th 2023, and visit 18 stops around the country before finishing in Gold Coast on May 4th 2023. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 27th at 9am via bohmpresents.com.
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Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan brutally rib each other over cosmetic procedures

In Katherine Ryan’s new show Backstage, she and fellow comedian Jimmy Carr roast each other over their history with cosmetic procedures.The Amazon series sees Ryan give viewers a behind-the-scenes insight at what comedians talk about before a show.In episode one, Ryan’s co-writer Geoff Northcott suggests Ryan make a joke about Carr having plastic surgery. “Jimmy’s had a lot of work done. He doesn’t look a day over “what the f*** is that?”’ he says.To which Ryan replies: “He’d love that.” Later, on stage, she is seen telling the audience: “Jimmy and I try to outdo each other with the...
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Amy Schumer, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan Join Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Lineup

Just for Laughs has added to the star power of its 40th edition in July by booking Amy Schumer, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan for the upcoming comedy festival in Montreal. As Schumer holds her first major tour post-pandemic, the Amy Schumer: Whore Tour will touch down at Just for Laughs on July 30 for one night at the Place des Arts. And Carr is bringing his Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny tour to Montreal on July 27 for a concert stop, while Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang that same night will stage a stand-up show at L’Olympia.More from...
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Jimmy Carr at Chatham Central Theatre

Scroll down to see all ticket options and prices. See a full list of Jimmy Carr events here. Official face value from £0.00. Resale tickets from £53.76. Address: Chatham Central Theatre, 170 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4AS. Telephone: 01634338338. Venue Capacity: 965. The Central Theatre is a live...
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Jimmy Carr at Bradford St Georges Hall

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Cochise History: Death on Charleston Road and Jimmy Carr in debt to creditors

Hello, history fans. In this week’s episode the man Carr Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains is named for was late on some of his bills, and the Charleston Road claims a life. Jimmy Carr had a working relationship with Gird and also Frank Corbin. Carr was often a moving target for creditors ... not by design, but just the nature of his burgeoning freighting business. Gird had agreed to send funds to the credit of Carr’s account with Lord & Williams of Tucson, out of his earnings from the Huachuca sawmill, yet another Gird operation.
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Katherine Ryan divides fans after defending Jimmy Carr at National Comedy Awards

Katherine Ryan has divided fans after defending Jimmy Carr at the National Comedy Awards.Ryan was accepting the award for Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance, which she won for an 8 Out of 10 Cats appearance, when she appeared to reference the recent backlash against Carr.In February, Carr was widely criticised for a joke he made in Netflix comedy special His Dark Material.The 8 Out of 10 Cats host said in the clip: “When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of six million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they...
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Jimmy Carr returns to Twitter following backlash to ‘racist’ travellers joke in Netflix special

Jimmy Carr has divided fans with his return to Twitter amid the controversy surrounding a joke he made about the Holocaust. The comedian – who is typically active on the social media platform – has been absent from Twitter for three weeks.Carr had not posted since 4 February, the same day that he first attracted backlash for a joke he made about travellers and the Holocaust in his most recent Netflix special.On Friday (25 February), the 49-year-old shared a clip from an annual game show he fronts titled Big Fat Quiz of the 80s.Fans took to the comments to...
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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families ‘upset’ by Jimmy Carr joke, MPs told

Headteachers have told MPs how families from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds were “very upset” following comedian Jimmy Carr’s controversial comments about their communities.A clip from Carr’s  Netflix special, His Dark Material, sparked a social media backlash when he joked about the horror of the Holocaust and “six million Jewish lives being lost” before making a remark about the deaths of thousands of gypsies at the hands of the Nazis as part of the punchline.Speaking at the Commons’ education select committee on challenges faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, Jo Luhman, head of Kings International College in Surrey, said...
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Jack Dee says audiences can hear offensive jokes ‘without calling the cops’ as he defends Jimmy Carr

Jack Dee has spoken out in defence of fellow comic Jimmy Carr over his widely condemned joke about the Holocaust.Carr has been heavily criticised for comments made in his 2021 Netflix special His Dark Material after a clip went viral earlier this month.During the show, Carr joked that people never mention the Romas murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust because “no one ever wants to talk about the positives”.Following online backlash to the joke, Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded the joke “deeply disturbing” while health secretary Sajid Javid encouraged a boycott of Carr’s work.Appearing on Good Morning Britain on...
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Jack Dee defends Jimmy Carr over Holocaust joke in Netflix special

Jack Dee has spoken out in defence of fellow comic Jimmy Carr over his widely condemned joke about the Holocaust.Carr has been heavily criticised for comments made in his 2021 Netflix special His Dark Material after a clip went viral earlier this month.Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Dee said that he felt there had been an overreaction to Carr’s comments.Dee continued: “The bigger question really is about what we do with jokes like that and do we want the state to intervene on what can be said and what can’t be said?”Sign up to our free newsletters by clicking here Read More GMB hosts pay tribute to ‘trailblazer’ SBTV founder Jamal EdwardsKimberley Walsh insists Girls Aloud reunion ‘wouldn’t be right’Ant and Dec reveal drag queen transformations on Saturday Night Takeaway
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Jimmy Carr fan argues with protestor over Holocaust joke outside comedian’s gig

A Jimmy Carr fan was seen arguing with a protester about his widely condemned Holocaust joke outside the comedian’s gig.The comic has been heavily criticised for comments made in his Netflix specialHis Dark Material after a clip went viral earlier this month.During the show, Carr joked that people never mention the Romas murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust because “no one ever wants to talk about the positives”.The comic is currently touring the UK with his new show Terribly Funny, which has been attended by protestors.Footage has now emerged showing a clash between a ticket-holder and protesters at...
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Jimmy Carr: Protesters gather outside Cambridge show

Protesters gathered outside a Jimmy Carr gig urging him to apologise for his comments about the Holocaust. The comedian came under fire for saying "nobody talks about the positives" in reference to the Nazi murders of thousands of people from the Roma, Sinti and traveller communities. A number of protesters...
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Jimmy Carr gig attendee and protesting traveller clash ahead of comedian’s show

An Irish traveller clashed with a man attending Jimmy Carr’s most recent gig following the comedian’s Holocaust comments during his Netflix special.The comedian was accused of being racist after he joked that the death of thousands of gypsies was a “positive” of the Nazi Holocaust in his Netflix show His Dark Material.Video footage shows a protestor and lorry driver clashing ahead of Carr’s comedy show in Cambridge last night (Thursday).The tense clash came as around 50 protestors descended on Cambridge Corn Exchange ahead of Carr’s sold-out gig.Sign up to our free newsletters by clicking here Read More Ofcom boss bids to regulate Netflix after Holocaust joke rowStrong winds close in on Cornwall amid Storm EunicePlanes struggle to land at Heathrow amid Storm Eunice
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Jimmy Carr tells councillors that he will cut controversial His Dark Materials joke from Cambridge gig

Jimmy Carr’s team has told local councillors that the comedian won’t repeat his widely criticised joke about the Holocaust in a forthcoming stand-up performance.Carr faced heavy condemnation for the joke, which appeared in his recent Netflix special His Dark Material, after a clip of him performing it went viral on social media last month.In the set, Carr joked that people “never mention the thousands of Gypsies that were killed by the Nazis” in the Holocaust because “no one ever wants to talk about the positives”.Ahead of a concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange later this week, Carr’s management apparently...
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MPs call for Roma and Sinti genocide to be taught on national curriculum after Jimmy Carr row

MPs are calling for the genocide of Roma and Sinti people in the Holocaust to be included in the national curriculum.It follows outrage over comments made by comedian Jimmy Carr, who used the Nazi murders of Gypsy people as a punchline in a Netflix stand-up routine.He said people “never mention the thousands of Gypsies that were killed by the Nazis” in the Holocaust because “no one ever wants to talk about the positives”.More than 500,000 Roma and Sinti people were tortured, starved, subjected to forced labour and medical experiments under the Nazis.Now, members of three all party parliamentary groups...
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