Viewers Are Calling Jimmy Carr’s New Netflix Special ‘Absolutely Brilliant’
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His Dark Material was released yesterday (25 December) and sees the comedian tell some of his most controversial jokes to date.
It’s gone down a storm on Twitter, with many replying to Carr’s promotional tweet with comments full of praise.
“Watched it last night, great stuff,” one user remarked.
“Brilliant as always,” another said.
“Nothing says Merry Christmas more than your material Jimmy,” a fellow tweeter said. “How good to have you around!”
The special tackles subjects such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and begins with a message that warns viewers about the ‘terrible things’ he is about to ridicule.
As he appears on stage in front of the crowd in Southend-on-Sea, the 49-year-old adds the things he is about to say are ‘just jokes’.
He says: "This show contains jokes about terrible things.
"Terrible things that may have affected you and the people that you love.
"But these are just jokes. They’re not the terrible things.
"There’s a huge difference between doing a joke about a rape, and doing a rape. I f****** hope."
In an interview with LADbible back in September, Carr said: “It’s a weird thought to think everything I’ve ever done is being watched today, by someone.
“It’s all out there, people are clicking on it and watching it, and enjoying it.
“But I suppose that’s a reason to relax and sit back and enjoy, because you kind of go, ‘Well it’s already out there. The line that ends my career, I’ve already said it, nothing I can do about it now. Relax.
“And it’s ok, because it was a joke, and jokes are these very special things where you take a very serious thing lightly, and you try and process it and get through it through humour.”
Earlier this year, the British Comedy Award winner released a memoir and self-help manual titled Before & Laughter: A Life Changing Book.
“I could have phoned in a showbiz biog of 60,000 words, stuck a couple of pictures in, cash the cheque, great,” he said in an interview with the Guardian.
“But I didn’t want to short change anybody and in the end it became a labour of love.
“Self-help opened my eyes a little bit to the idea that the rules that affect our lives aren’t written.”
His Dark Material is now streaming on Netflix.