A brand new show with brand new jokes is in store from Jimmy Carr at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall tomorrow.
Carr will bring his Gagging Order to the venue from 8pm (August 24).
A spokesman for the performer said: “Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh.”
Carr has sold over a million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best.
Carr said: “I do about three gags per minute.
“But that’s what I always liked about comedy shows. I always liked the idea of it being all killer, no filler.
“There’s no chat, it’s just bang, bang, bang: doing lots of stuff with the audience. Originally all killer no filler was a gangsta rap term, but I’ve been out of the rap game for years now. I’m like Jay-Z, we’re both from the Home Counties.”
Carr always tries to keep up appearances when he’s on the road.
“I present myself as well as I can. I feel that a man never looks any better than in a suit.
“I am merely putting the best foot forward. I am educated beyond my intellect. I’m not smarter than anyone. I was lucky enough to get a good education and I wear it on my sleeve. I tried a proper job for a while but I didn’t like it.
“The nicest thing is when you stick around after a gig. Some fans enjoy telling me their jokes. My favourite joke of the moment is: Venison’s deer, isn’t it. Four words, come on, beat that. I’m trying for that. I’m trying for three. I like keeping it pithy. I like it to be short and to the point.
“I do a new tour show every year, it keeps your mind going and it’s fun.”
Meanwhile, an evening of comedy and Lovers Rock style reggae is in store at Birmingham’s Glee Club on Sunday.
The Starbeat Variety Show will headline the venue and fans can look forward to seeing poets, dancers, comedians and singers. This show features performers at the top of their game. Stand-up comedians Tony Hendriks and Glenda Jaxon will line-up with compere John Simmit.
Tippa Irie, who was dominant in the UK Charts in the 90s, will also appear alongside singer Peter Hunningale and Birmingham’s own Lovers Rock artist Peter Spence.