Jimmy Carr

Dissecting Misogyny in Comedy

Robyn Harris | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Robyn Harris

I'm getting pretty tired of explaining to people why rape jokes aren't funny. Instead, I have begun asking the perpetrators of such jokes why they think the jokes are funny. Desperately, I seek humour in punchlines about holding a knife to a woman's throat, about binding her with rope, about "raping that bitch".

Jimmy Carr's Shocking Oscar Pistorius Joke Will Leave You Stunned

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The controversial comedian Jimmy Carr left the Q Awards audience stunned when he made a joke about Oscar Pistorius’s trial while presenting the cere...

'Celebs Who Use Tax Avoidance Schemes Are Ignorant, Not Stupid'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Alan Sugar has given his thoughts on celebrities caught appearing to pay into tax avoidance schemes. The ‘Apprentice’ boss has revealed that he...

We Would Publish Your Book - If You Were a Woman.

Bennett Arron | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I asked some well known friends of mine if they would read it and give me their thoughts. Ricky Gervais said it it was; "funny from beginning to end" David Baddiel said it was; "Very funny" and Jimmy Carr said; "It's the perfect romantic comedy, I loved it". It has been suggested I use a female pseudonym to sell the book, or have a sex change - but I'm not going through that again.

WATCH: Jimmy Carr's Changing Room Hang Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

"A lot of people text whilst driving. I'm not excusing it, but we've all done things we regret when we're drunk." Yes, besuited comedian Jimmy Ca...

Jimmy Gets An Eyeful Of Vorders

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Carol Vorderman, you old saucepot you! The 'Loose Women' star has caused a stir after posting a picture of her famous cleavage. Jimmy Carr c...

Car Crash Television is the New Black

Helen Lederer | Posted 07.04.2013 | Home
Helen Lederer

Why was the gathering of 'slebs' in a diving contest so utterly appalling? And why did the citing of Tom Daley doing 'TV work' like Gary and Sue cause such a negation of British sportsmanship? We like to be united in our hatred of TV. But what we don't realise is we are dumbing down our own reputations.

PICTURES: Comedians In A New Light

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival - and, to celebrate, it's hosting an exclusive exhibition from top comedy pho...

Are The Bad Old Days Of Comedy Back?

The Guardian | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Are we witnessing a return to the bad old days of British comedy? This week found the impressionist Rory Bremner criticising the BBC panel show Mock t...

Daily Mail Faces Twitter Backlash For 'Manufacturing' Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Daily Mail has triggered a huge backlash on Twitter for “manufacturing” outrage over a Channel 4 comedy show in which “comedians guzzled win...

Matthew Tucker

Blackadder Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

In the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Lord Blackadder was reunited with sidekick Baldrick at the Prince's Trust gala...

Multinationals Regard Tax Avoidance as a Moral Imperative. Isn't it Time We Made Them Pay Up?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The global financial elite is operating in a mirror world, one in which black is white and up is down but, as Nigel Green makes clear, to do so would be a gross dereliction of duty to your shareholders.

Is Mad Men a Period Piece? Not If You Work in Comedy... Part Three

Deborah Frances-White | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Deborah Frances-White

There is a serious trend for rape jokes in comedy clubs. On an average night, you'll hear the word "rape" more often than "David Cameron", "the NHS" or "Mitt Romney".

Mitt Romney Uses the Jimmy Carr Tax Defence

Andrea Mann | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

I don't know about you, dear reader, but I'm inclined to think that a man who pays only what is "legally due" is rather less qualified to become president. Because such a man appears to be solely looking after himself and lacking in both compassion for others and a sense of duty to society as a whole.

James Corden Gets Hitched

PA | Posted 16.09.2012 | Home

Actor James Corden has married fiancée Julia Carey in a no expense spared, star studded ceremony in the countryside. Fresh from his Broadway succe...

The Public Thinks Tax Dodging Is Morally Wrong - Now It's Time for Action

Joe Ware | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

We've heard a lot in recent months about the immorality of tax dodging from both David Cameron and George Osborne. It turns out the public agree with them but crucially don't think they're doing enough about it.

Paying Tradesmen Cash Is 'Morally Wrong' Says Exchequer Secretary David Gauke

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics

Householders who pay tradesmen in cash are "morally wrong", a Treasury minister has said. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke accused homeowners who gi...

Top Tax Avoiders To Be 'Named And Shamed'

Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics

Wealthy people who who use aggressive tax avoidance schemes could be named and shamed, under plans due to be unveiled by the Treasury on Monday. Ex...

Stewart Lee On Jimmy Carr: 'The Public Need To Get Fed Up With Standups'

The Guardian | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

The furore over Jimmy Carr's tax avoidance could spark a much-needed shakedown of standup comedy, Stewart Lee has said. The comedian also raised th...

Boyle Hits Back On Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

Comedian Frankie Boyle came out fighting over his tax arrangements on Saturday after they were called into question. The Daily Mail said the entert...

LOOK: Would You Buy Jimmy Carr's Giant Head?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Comedy

A year after the Walker's Crisps ad campaign that comissioned it ended - and just days after his tax-based "error of judgement" came to light - the 13...

Could Jersey Break Away From The UK Over Tax?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

A senior Jersey politician has called for the island to "be ready to become independent" in the wake of a slew of political attacks and crackdowns on ...

Shame Is a Game Worth Playing

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Jimmy Carr is a man who has done nothing illegal. He used a loophole - a complicated and sophisticated but wholly legal loophole - to avoid paying tax on a huge proportion of the wealth he earns from trotting out snazzy one-liners. Should we, as so many on the left urge us to, immediately leap to legislate away aforementioned loophole? No.

The Week That Was: A Taxing Subject

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

David Cameron has done his best to make many things fashionable since becoming PM. Who'd have thought it would be U-Turns that took off as the trend de jour? So of-the-moment, even comedians are adding them to their box of tricks. I'm sure this time last week the Labour-supporting Jimmy Carr didn't envisage himself becoming a poster-boy for the movement, but a few misplaced comments about tax avoidance can do that for a man.

Carr's Tax Avoidance Saga Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK

Comedian Jimmy Carr faces a long road back to normality as his tax avoidance scandal carried on after he was heckled at a gig and his father accused h...