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Jimmy Carr, Orchard Theatre, Dartford | reviews, news & interviews

Jimmy Carr, Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Jimmy Carr, Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Rude, crude and frequently funny - but lacking in warmth of human kindness

Jimmy Carr: The sharp-suited comic is slick and witty, but something is missing

Jimmy Carr, a comedian who has more than once got into hot water over jokes that some find offensive, does a very strange thing for the encore of his latest show, Laughter Therapy - he gives a lecture cum homily on the limits of offensiveness, and how anything is permissible if the audience allows it. “I know my jokes are cruel and brutal and unacceptable,” he says. “But they have only one purpose - to make you laugh.”

Jimmy Carr, a comedian who has more than once got into hot water over jokes that some find offensive, does a very strange thing for the encore of his latest show, Laughter Therapy - he gives a lecture cum homily on the limits of offensiveness, and how anything is permissible if the audience allows it. “I know my jokes are cruel and brutal and unacceptable,” he says. “But they have only one purpose - to make you laugh.”

That’s not to say all of Carr’s humour is even borderline offensive; much of it is simple punning or witty wordplay

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