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Articles - Jimmy Carr - Jimmy Carr Live - 2008

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Jimmy Carr In Concert
Jimmy Carr
Stand-up Comedy DVD
4 DVD 2008
90 minutes plus extras

British stand-up comic Jimmy Carr is a fan and festival favourite of the Just For Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival. In 2008 his Gag Reflex show sold out all six nights. Carr now has a fourth stand-up comedy DVD available Titled, originally enough Jimmy Carr Live.

The 90-minute performance features “the sort of thing you might find in a fortune cookie baked by Satan” (Sunday Herald). This comedy DVD also includes a series of cartoons animating 36 minutes of some of the best bits by Jimmy Carr. Also included in the special features section are 9 cartoon strips with subtitles in Scouse, Glaswegian, Polish, Australian and Welsh.

Known for his dark and acerbic one-liners, Jimmy Carr Live can only add but more to the already 650,000 stand-up comedy DVD sales under the British comic’s belt. Carr is also known across the pond for Commercial Breakdown on BBC 1 and Eight Out of Ten Cats on Channel 4.

On the correct side of the ocean, Jimmy Carr will record a half-hour Comedy Central special at the end of August 2009. Why Comedy Central only figured a half-hour makes you wonder how much they know about this British stand-up comic.

In August 2008, Carr will embark on a new stand-up comedy tour. Joke Technician, which will eventually be available on DVD of course, will feature 180 dates and probably more by the time the tour kicks off.

Jimmy Carr Live was recorded at London’s Bloomsbury theatre. It features the material from Carr’s 2007-08 Repeat Offender tour seen by 250,000 people.

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