JIMMY Carr will complete a hattrick of York performances of his Terribly Funny tour show next spring.
After playing sold-out gigs at York Barbican on November 4 and the Grand Opera House five nights later, he will return to the Barbican on April 15, with the promise of “all-new material for 2022”.
The 49-year-old host of Channel 4’s The Friday Night Project, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown will be discussing terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. “But they’re just jokes,” Carr says. “They are not the terrible things.”
Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo, he asserts.
After recording Funny Business at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2015 andThe Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits in 2019, Carr’s third Netflix stand-up special, His Dark Material, will premiere on the streaming platform on Christmas Day.
Tickets for Terribly Funny’s third York outing are on sale at yorkbarbican.co.uk.
COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr will support the work of Menfulness, the inclusive social community for men in York, at tomorrow night’s Terribly Funny gig at the Grand Opera House, York.
Led by five men from York who, like many men, have struggled with mental health and the pressures of life, Menfulness wants to keep growing its community and continue to look for funding opportunities to participate in events, activities and counselling offers of support to men’s wellbeing in a friendly, non-judgemental environment where they can share at their own pace.
The Menfulness charity brings men together to socialise, exercise, enjoy themselves, talk and let off steam: all essential for wellbeing and health, both physical and mental. At tomorrow’s show, the team will be seeking to bring awareness of the mental health of men and hoping to raise as much money as possible to provide urgent counselling to help save men’s lives.
They will be available on the night if any theatregoer would like advice on Menfulness. A collection will take place after the show.
For more information on the charity, go to: menfulness.org/. Box office for tickets: atgtickets.com/york.
JOKER Jimmy Carr is Terribly Funny.
Or at least that’s the title the dry-witted British-Irish comedian, presenter
and writer has behest on this year’s York-bound travels.
Isleworth-born Carr, 47, has just
added a York Barbican date on October 25, in doing so making a crosstown switch
for the first time from his regular York stamping ground, the Grand Opera
Not that the urbane stand-up putdown
specialist is not booked into the Opera House too on his 2020 tour. He is. Carr
will be Terribly Funny there first, on June 21.
Arch cynic Carr first played York in
2003 at the inaugural York Comedy Festival and The Other Side Comedy Club at The
Basement, City Screen, making his Grand Opera House debut with Public Displays Of
Affection in November 2004.
He returned in October 2006 and April
2007 with Gag Reflex; a one-off Repeat Offender in March 2008; two nights of Joke
Technician in September 2008, one in April 2009, and a brace of Rapier Wit dates
in September 2009, another in March 2010 and yet another two months later.
Laughter Therapy brought Carr back for
two shows in October 2010 and one the next April; next came four performances
of Gagging Order, one in June 2012, two that December, one more in September 2013,
and two Funny Business gigs in October 2014. The Best Of, Ultimate, Greatest
Hits Tour sent him north in September 2016, October 2016 and June 2017.
His last public appearance in York
was as a guest at the York Minster wedding ceremony of pop star Ellie Goulding
and North Yorkshire-born art dealer Casper Jopling last August.
Terribly Funny contains jokes about all
kinds of terrible things, says Carr: “Terrible things that might have affected
you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not
the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like
having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.”
York Barbican tickets for Carr, the Channel 4 host of The Friday Night Project, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, are on sale on 0203 356 5441, at yorkbarbican.co.uk or in person from the box office. Grand Opera House tickets, 0844 871 3024 or at atgtickets.com/york.