Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Birthday boy Jimmy Carr has been a ubiquitous presence on British telly for several years now, and shows no signs of declining in ubiquity. The King of the panel and quiz show, not only has he presented Distraction, Your Face or Mine? and 8 Out of 10 Cats, he's guest presented Have I Got News For You as well as appearing on it*, and also appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, TV Heaven, Telly Hell, and Top Gear among possibly thousands of others, including this blog. Further padding his resume are six consecutive instalments of Big Fat Quiz of the Year...
All of which, naturally, I have watched on YouTube as part of an ongoing effort to cram all of British pop culture into my head alongside the American and Canadian stuff I grew up with, before I move on to Australian pop culture immediately prior to suffering the world's first learning-related stroke. So look forward to that.
Jimmy Carr started out, though, as a stand-up comedian; shown above is a clip of his dark humour on Live at the Apollo, complete with trademark rapid-fire pace and deadpan supercilious delivery. Delish!
*During which he flirted outrageously with Tory bigot and old boot Ann Widdecombe, after which she announced she is permanently boycotting the show - surely grounds for his OBE!
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