Jimmy Carr is an English actor, presenter, writer and comedian who got into comedy in 2000.

After establishing himself as a comedian, he began appearing on several television shows on Channel 4, including The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, which he hosted. He also hosted Distraction, 8 Out of 10 Cats, the Panel Show, and Your Face or Mine? Carr is also the author of a book called The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes on the History and Theory of Joke.

Brief biography

Jimmy Carr was born in Isleworth, London on September 15, 1972. He is the second of three sons born to his parents – Nora Mary and Patrick James Carr. His father was an accountant, who later became treasurer of a computer company named Unisys.

Her parents are originally from Ireland and moved to Britain from the Irish city of Limerick. They married in 1970 and separated in 1994, after twenty-four years. However, they never divorced, they remained separated until Nora’s death in 2001. The Carr family did not cut all ties with their Irish roots, they visited Kilkee and Limerick. Jimmy often has British and Irish nationality.

Carr attended Farnham Common School and Burnham High School, both located in South Buckinghamshire, where he spent most of his early years. He began his secondary education at Burnham Grammar School and completed his education at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. After high school, he headed to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1994, having completed his first degree in social science and political science.

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After graduation, he worked in the marketingdepartment of Shell, but later left, as he had no satisfaction in this. That same month, he performed his first paid stand-up gig and it was the beginning of his rise to stardom.

From then on, Carr continued to perform stand-up tours throughout the year, taking only about five weeks. In 2003 he hosted his show at the Edinburgh Festival titled Charm Offensive and by the second day of the festival he had already sold out the tickets for an entire month and had also received 5 star reviews from four major newspapers.

The following year (2004) he performed at shows in several locations around the country including Vicar Street, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Leicester Comedy Festival, Glasgow Festival and many more.

In 2006 he started the Gag Reflex Tour which won him the British Comedy Award of the Year in the ‘Best Live Stand up’ category. So far in his acting career, he has released seven comedy DVDs, the latest to date. Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking was released in November 2013.

Jimmy Carr is also renowned for his exceptional hosting skills. He hosted two television shows, in particular those that aired on Channel 4, including 100 Worst Records100 Worst BritonsYour Face or Mine?, 100 People Who Look Most Like Jimmy Carr (a parody), 100 scary moments, 100 greatest cartoon characters, among others.

He also hosted the American version of Distraction, which aired on Comedy Central between 2004 and 2006, when it was nominated for the Rose d’Or for Best Game Show Host.

Carr has also appeared on several shows, including Never Beware the Buzzcocks, Late Night with Conan O’BrienThe Last Step, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many more.

Jimmy Carr has also been a celebrity contestant on the following shows: Deal or No Deal, he won £750 for Helen & Douglas House, Tipping Point, he won £7,000 for Blue Cross, Benchmark, here he won 1 £000 for Elton John AIDS Foundation, he also appeared on Catchphrase and on The Chase, where he won £1,000 for the Variety Club.

The multi-talented comedian is a regular guest and interviewer on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and on BBC Radio Scotland ‘s The Fred MacAulay Show. In 2005, Carr hosted a comedy review on BBC Radio 2 in 2004 called It’s a Terrible Year. Until July 2006, Jimmy Carr hosted a Sunday morning radio show on Xfm alongside comedian Iain Morris.

The comedian is the recipient of several prestigious awards including: Time Out Award for Best Stand-Up (2002), Royal Television Society Award for Best Newcomer to Screen (2003), LAFTA Awards for Best Comedian, LAFTA Award for Most Funny, British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand Up Comedian, Loaded Lafta Award for Best Stand Up, etc.

Net value

The English comedian and TV host is said to be worth 12 million pounds, or $15.8 million. His income comes mainly from his career as an actor, radio and television host.

His Girlfriend, Wife – Is Jimmy Carr Gay?

Jimmy Carr is not married and the talented comedian has also declared that he is not gay. He has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Karoline Copping since 2001.

His Canadian-born girlfriend is an editor for Channel 5, the couple met while auditioning for a talk show during their early career years.

What is his size? – The size

Jimmy isn’t the biggest in the business but he sure is big enough. This multi-talented comedian stands at a height of 6’0 (183cm). His weight and measurements are unknown.