Jimmy Carr Awards
• LAFTA Awards 2012: Funniest DVD
• Zoo Awards 2011: Funniest Man
• LAFTA Awards 2011: Loaded LegendNuts Awards 2010: Best Stand Up
• LAFTA Awards 2008: Best Stand Up
• LAFTA Awards 2007: Funniest Man
• British Comedy Awards Winner 2006: Best Stand-Up tour, for ‘Gag Reflex’
• Rose D’Or Nomination 2006: Best Game Show (Distraction)
• LAFTA Awards 2005: Funniest Man
• Rose D’Or Nomination 2004: Best presenter (Distraction)
• LAFTA Awards 2004: Best Stand-up
• Royal Television Society 2003 Award Winner: Best on-screen newcomer
• Time Out 2003 Award Winner: Best Stand-Up
• Perrier 2002 Award Nominee: For Bare-faced Ambition
Jimmy Carris one of the most original and distinctive stars on television, radio and the stage, Jimmy has enjoyed several hugely successful years; this year being no exception.
His current tour, Gagging Order will see him play over 250 dates around the UK and Ireland. Often referred to as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’, Jimmy has so far performed his stand-up tour shows to over 1.5 million people in the UK. In 2011 he finished the Laughter Therapy tour with three huge sell out arena shows in South Africa.
To date, Jimmy has seven live DVD releases to his name (Live, Stand Up, Comedian, In Concert, Telling Jokes and Making People Laugh, Being Funny) selling over 1.2 million copies. His present tour show Gagging Order will be filmed for DVD at Hammersmith Apollo and is due for release in November 2013.
On top of his mammoth touring schedule Jimmy has been the host of Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, for an amazing fifteen series. In February 2012, Jimmy joined forces with David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne to host the second series of 10 O’Clock Live for C4 and the third series hits TV screens in April 2013. On top of this he has hosted Channel 4’s annual Big Fat Quiz Of the Year since 2004 and also recently completed hosting a series of Big Fat Quiz specials looking back over the 80s, 90s and 00s.
Jimmy has performed twice in front of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as part of the Royal Variety Performance and other recent television appearances include The Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News for You and QI.
A household name in the UK, Jimmy is also a rising star in the US, where his profile continues to grow. Jimmy has performed two Comedy Central Specials and in May 2011 appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien – his fifth appearance to date. Jimmy’s game show Distraction aired on Comedy Central and was subsequently repeated. He has also appeared four times on NBC’s flagship programme The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In March 2012, Jimmy performed in the Secret Policeman’s Ball at Radio City Hall in New York, transmitted live in the US on EPIX and again in the UK on Channel 4. In July 2012, Jimmy Hall in New York, transmitted live in the US on EPIX and again in the UK on Channel 4. In July 2012, Jimmy performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival for the eighth time.
With conventional media conquered, Jimmy is also a pioneer of digital comedy, topping the album charts on iTunes and with a Twitter following of over 3 million. He was the first major comedian to perform within the online world of Second Life, and the results can be seen as an extra on the Comedian DVD. In 2009, Jimmy recorded a series of podcasts, entitled The Writers’ Room, in which he and his favourite writer friends chat about the latest news and events, exchanging anecdotes and quips, offering an insight into how comedy material can develop within a writing environment. The podcast proved a smash hit, shooting straight to the top of the iTunes download chart. In November 2011 Jimmy and fellow comedian Frankie Boyle were recorded in conversation at the flagship Apple Store on Regent Street, with the discussion being released as a podcast via iTunes.