Jimmy Carr seriously divides opinion after sharing his ‘darkest jokes’
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Jimmy Carr has divided opinion after sharing a selection of his ‘darkest jokes’ that he told to a US audience.
Sharing a clip from the 2022 Netflix special Bill Burr Presents Friends Who Kill on X - formerly known as Twitter - the British funnyman wrote: “I put my American audience to the test with a selection of my darkest jokes…”
You can see the clip here - but be warned it is off an adult nature.
And it’s fair to say it was a pretty no-holds barred couple of minutes, with Carr making jokes about everything from coercive and controlling relationships to 9/11.
Carr opened up by telling his fans: “What I’m saying onstage tonight is barely acceptable now. In ten years’ time f**king forget about it.”
He went on to suggest that the audience would be able to tell their grandchildren that there would be a day they could say, ‘I saw a man, who stood on stage and he made light of serious situations - we used to call them jokes’.
Carr then told the audience that he believed that he could make jokes about anything, but not necessarily to anyone, before telling the crowd that he ‘should be fine’ with them and that he was going to put them ‘to the test’.
And it’s fair to say he got off to a pretty dark start, kicking off with a joke that compared sex to riding a bicycle, which he ended with ‘my uncle taught me when I was a kid’.
He then moved onto gags about paying for sex, having an affair with his girlfriend’s sister, and people in controlling relationships.
His somewhat disturbing jokes didn’t end there, with him saying that Zayn Malik leaving One Direction was ‘his 9/11’ before adding: “I didn’t care about that either.”
The US audience appeared to love Carr’s signature off-colour jokes - but over on X the opinion was slightly more divided, with one person saying: “All well and good mate but have you got any jokes?”
Another said: “Hi Jimmy, big fan, loved you since back in the day. Bit of an awkward one, looks like you uploaded the wrong video, as you said you were going to tell some jokes?”
Someone else added: “Judging by that performance, at least you never have to worry about being cancelled for telling a joke.”
While some seemed to think the jokes weren’t quite dark enough.
“Do the darkest jokes start after this clip ends?” questioned an X user, to which someone else said: “The darkest jokes don’t make it into the Netflix special.”