Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, television host and writer, goddamnit. One of the biggest-selling comedy acts in the world, Jimmy consistently does stand-up to sell-out crowds, performing his shows at venues in over forty countries. That's a lot of countries. In fact, the only thing that's been on a more extensive world tour in the last five years, is coronavirus. Before making the move to streaming, Jimmy was one of the bestselling acts in the comedy DVD market, selling over 2 million copies. And to this day his DVDs continue to form the centrepiece of many Oxfam Shop window displays. His last tour, 'Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits', sold over half a million tickets globally with the current show, 'Terribly Funny', looking set to exceed that figure by the end of 2022. Unless someone eats another bat pangolin sandwich. Jimmy is a household name in UK television, well-known for hosting Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Big Fat Quiz Of The Year in addition to presenting Comedy Central's Roast Battle UK and Your Face Or Mine. He is a regular on all the top panel shows, including QI and A League Of Their Own, has performed as part of The Royal Variety Performance three times, and a judge on BBC1's I Can See Your Voice. Jimmy's hair has appeared in both The LEGO Movie (2014) and The LEGO Movie 2 (2019). He was also the first UK comedian to sign a stand-up deal with streaming behemoth Netflix in 2015, releasing two specials on the platform, Funny Business (2016) and Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2018). Before & Laughter is his first attempt at an autobiography. He might even write another one. Depending on next year's tax bill.
Riveting * Daily Mail * An utterly sincere guide for people to achieve bigger things in life * Guardian * Very funny and very beautiful, packed with jokes and genuinely wise advice * Chris Evans * So good. I've loved every second of reading it * James Corden * A hilarious book that will be adored by Jimmy's fans. Both of them * David Walliams * Made me laugh, made me think, what more do you want from a comedian's memoir? * Alastair Campbell * Jimmy's positive tips for leading a more balanced life are hilarious and deeply poignant, I loved this book * Janey Godley * I was really annoyed at how good this book is and that's the biggest compliment I can give * Romesh Ranganathan * Very, very funny - a great read * Gary Davies, The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show *