Spotlight on: Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr, performing at Derby Arena as part of Derby Comedy Festival

Thu 7 May 2015

We'll be doing a weekly 'Spotlight on' story focusing on one of the acts taking part in the festival, so that you can get to know our comedians a little bit more! Naturally, we're starting with our festival headliner Jimmy Carr...

Jimmy Carr was born James Anthony Patrick Carr on 15 Sep 1972, making him 42 years old. Best known as a comedian, TV host and actor, Jimmy has been in the business of comedy for 15 years, having moved careers in 2000. He also gained a 2:1 degree in political science from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1993.

After gaining success as a stand-up, Jimmy beganto appear on our TV screens in 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

For the festival, Jimmy will be performing his Funny Business tour, which will be a mix of classic Jimmy Carr puns, jokes and one liners. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, so don't miss out on the chance to see one of Britain's best comedians in the brand new Derby Arena for the very first time...!