Jimmy Carr
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One of the most original and distinctive stars on television, radio, stage and now the big screen, Jimmy has shown his talents to huge success in recent years. Jimmy has hosted two hit Channel 4 series: The Friday Night Project and most recently 8 out of 10 Cats, which is now in its 10th series. He has appeared on many other hit shows such as the Royal Variety Show, BBC1’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, BBC2’s Top Gear, QI, Have I Got News For Your and hosted Channel 4 game shows Distraction and Your Face or Mine?. He has also presented the 100s series of programmes for Channel 4: 100 Worst Pop Records, 100 Worst Britons, 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters, 100 people who look most like Jimmy Carr (a spoof) and 100 Scary Moments. Carr has also presented a series of Commercial Breakdown.

From 2004 to 2006, Carr hosted a United States version of Distraction for Comedy Central. Also he was nominated for the 2006 Rose d'Or award for best game show host. Carr presents the Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Channel 4, having presented the first 6 shows each December (2004–2009). April 2010, Carr hosted the first British version of a comedy roast show, Channel 4's A Comedy Roast.
Although Jimmy’s profile is more as a television personality he started out and continues to be a very talented stand-up comedian. Jimmy’s first live show – Bare Faced Ambition – gained Jimmy a Perrier Nomination in 2002. National sell-out tours quickly followed with Charm Offensive in 2003 and Public Display of Affection in 2004. The ‘Off The Telly’ tour, which kicked off with a sold out run at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival enjoyed 2 sell-out nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in December.
In 2006, he commenced a new tour, Gag Reflex, for which he won the 2006 British Comedy Award for "Best Live Stand up". He also performed at the 2006 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, as well as making a return visit to the Newbury Comedy Festival.
In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In 2007, a poll on the Channel 4 website for 100 Greatest Stand Ups Jimmy Carr was the 12th. A new national tour commenced in autumn 2007 named Repeat Offender, which began at the Edinburgh Festival that year. In Autumn 2008, Carr began touring his new show, entitled Joke Technician. As with his previous tour, he performed many shows at the Edinburgh Festival, even adding an extra date due to ticket demand.
The Rapier Wit tour opened on 20 August 2009 with 9 shows at the Edinburgh Festival before touring the country.
In July 2009, Carr revealed that he is currently touring with Las Vegas band The Killers. Killers frontman Brandon Flowers explained that it was part of his vision for his band’s shows to become more of a Las Vegas-style spectacle. Flowers, who grew up in Vegas, said: “We had met Jimmy before, at a Comic Relief gig, then we bumped into him again at a party a couple of weeks later. “We were just throwing ideas around and having a comedian as part of the show sounded like a Las Vegas thing to do — it used to be common in the Sixties and Seventies – “Jimmy seemed to like it so we are giving it a go.”
Carr's 2010/11 tour, entitled Laughter Therapy, is in progress. The tour started with a run at the Edinburgh Festival before touring the country.

Jimmy’s has now released 6 Stand-up DVDs featuring his live performances and has sold well over a million copies. Jimmy has completed 5 films to date: Confetti, Alien Autopsy, Storm Breaker, I Want Candy and Telstar.
Until July 2006, Jimmy could be heard on London’s 104.9 XFM every Sunday morning where he presented the breakfast. He is also a regular guest and interviewer on Loose Ends (Radio 4) and The Fred McCauley Show (BBC Radio Scotland).
As would be expected of a comedian with a soaring international profile, Jimmy also performs at the 2 key comedy festivals: the Montreal 'Just for Laughs' Festival and the International Comedy Arts Festival.
He has gained numerous awards throughout his career, including Time Out 2003 Award for Best Stand-Up, Royal Television Society 2003 Award for Best On-Screen New-Comer, Silver Rose of Montreux 2003 Award for Best Game Show, LAFTA Award for Best Stand-Up (2004 & 2008) and Funniest Man (2007 & 2005), and the British Comedy Awards Winner 2006 for Best Stand-up tour.
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