39 Facts About Jimmy Carr

1. Jimmy Carr lives with his Canadian girlfriend Karoline Copping, a writer on Channel 5 in North London.

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2. Jimmy Carr is always on tour throughout the year, taking only five weeks off.

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3. Jimmy Carr studied social sciences and political science at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

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4. Jimmy Carr was born on September 15, 1972, in Isleworth, London.

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5. Jimmy Carr started at CNN in 2014 as a news assistant, according to his LinkedIn page.

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6. Jimmy Carr has since made comments critical of organised religion.

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7. In October 2009, Jimmy Carr received criticism from several Sunday tabloid newspapers for a joke he made about British soldiers who had lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that the UK would have a strong team in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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8. Jimmy Carr performed at the 2006 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, as well as making a return visit to the Newbury Comedy Festival.

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9. Jimmy Carr appeared in two episodes of the radio series of Flight of the Conchords in 2005.

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10. In January 2006, Jimmy Carr made a joke on Radio 4's Loose Ends, the punchline of which implied that Gypsy women smelled.

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11. In October 2014, Jimmy Carr appeared in a comedy sketch for Channel 4's The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night raising awareness of testicular cancer.

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12. Jimmy Carr appears at the end credits of Ross Noble's Randomist DVD, where he punched Noble on his way back to the dressing room.

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13. Jimmy Carr has appeared on at least one episode per season of A League of Their Own and QI.

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14. In 2018, Jimmy Carr presented American comedy panel show The Fix on Netflix.

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15. Jimmy Carr joined the three presenters again for 10 O'Clock Live, a Channel 4 comedy current affairs show, which started airing in January 2011.

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16. Since 2012, Jimmy Carr has presented 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, a combination of his panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and daytime quiz show Countdown.

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17. Jimmy Carr has presented special episodes known as The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

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18. Jimmy Carr was nominated for the 2006 Rose d'Or award for "Best Game Show Host".

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19. Jimmy Carr went on to work in the marketing department at Shell, but took voluntary redundancy in January 2000, as he felt "miserable" there.

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20. Jimmy Carr is known for his deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction.

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21. Jimmy Carr returning to Derby as part of 'Terribly Funny' tour.

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22. Jimmy Carr is twice as funny—comedian adds extra show as he brings new tour to Lowestoft.

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23. Jimmy Carr has become a household name for his presenting skills in 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Big Fat Quiz Of The Year and Your Face Or Mine as well as his many stand-up tours.

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24. Jimmy Carr announces huge 2019 and 2020 UK tour—here's the full list of more than 100 dates.

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25. Jimmy Carr announces massive Portsmouth show—here's how to get tickets.

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26. Jimmy Carr is best known for his hosting skills on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as appearing on shows such as Live At The Apollo, and now.

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27. Jimmy Carr has recently announced details of an upcoming UK tour for 2019 and 2020.

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28. Jimmy Carr has announced details of an upcoming UK tour for 2019 and 2020.

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29. In February 2018, Jimmy Carr appeared on Room 101, where he talked about the controversy.

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30. On 21 December 2006, Jimmy Carr announced plans to become the first major comedian to perform in the virtual reality world of Second Life.

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31. Jimmy Carr appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in July 2011.

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32. Jimmy Carr defended his own joke as "totally acceptable" in an interview with The Guardian.

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33. In late 2008, Jimmy Carr began touring his latest show, entitled Joke Technician.

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34. Jimmy Carr wrote and starred in a sketch for the 25th anniversary special of Comic Relief in 2013.

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35. In 2012, Jimmy Carr was a celebrity guest on Channel 4's The Last Leg.

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36. In 2003, Jimmy Carr was in the music video for the song "Proper Crimbo".

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37. Jimmy Carr appeared on the Irish news comedy show The Panel.

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38. In April 2010, Jimmy Carr hosted the first British version of a comedy roast show, Channel 4's A Comedy Roast.

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39. Jimmy Carr has hosted Channel 4 game shows Distraction and Your Face or Mine?.

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