Jimmy Carr: Rapier Wit: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2009
Jimmy Carr: Laughter Therapy: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2010
Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking: Hammersmith Apollo, London, 2013
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2014
If the definition of a comedian is a man who tells jokes to make an audience laugh the Jimmy Carr is the quintessential comic. Certainly, one of his many yearly tour shows is called Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes. He tells lots of jokes on stage where there is no limit. Carr does tell a joke very well as I have witnessed on four occasions to date that I have seen him live. He is a great constructor of a gag and has wonderfully offensive, withering and downright funny punchlines.
At every show I have been to, Carr has had to deal with hecklers with effortless ease. Indeed, the shows become memorable when he is interrupted, sending up latecomers or anyone in the crowd using a mobile phone like any premier comedian.
It’s a pleasure to watch Carr deliver joke after joke and if this is all you want from a comedy show, which most do, then go ahead and enjoy.