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Viewers Shocked To Hear Jimmy Carr’s Iconic Laugh Has Changed During New Game Show

Dominic Smithers

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Viewers Shocked To Hear Jimmy Carr’s Iconic Laugh Has Changed During New Game Show

Jimmy Carr is known for two things: tax avoidance and his iconic laugh.

But while one of these takes centre stage on his new gameshow, the other, weirdly, does not.

I Literally Just Told You kicked off last week and saw a group of contestants answer questions based on information they are given throughout the show.

Pretty simple, right? Well, you'd think so but the first batch of participants made a right pig's ear of it, failing to get even some of the most simple questions right.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

In a clip from the show, Carr asks one of the contestants: "I took part in the beans challenge. Complete the slogan: 'Beans means clean'... what?"

Contestant Zake is flummoxed, for some reason thinking the slogan is 'beans means clean beans means clean'.

Carr struggles to keep his composure and cries with laughter, but bizarrely his iconic high-pitched guffaw is nowhere to be heard. Watch the moment below:


Commenting on Twitter, one user said: "They’ve broken @jimmycarr laugh. A terrific format with the perfect host. I Literally Just Told You is the best new quiz format of the year. Excellent!"

Echoing the surprise, another wrote: "Jimmy Carr literally crying laughing and NOT doing that inhaling stupid laugh?????"

A third said: "I can't help but notice Jimmy Carr isn't doing his stupid laugh when he is literally laughing."

While another asked: "Where has @jimmycarr’s laugh gone?"

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Elsewhere in the show, Carr poked fun at himself with a question asking: "We told you a gameshow presenter and a comedian was caught in a tax evasion scandal in 2012. What is his name?"

However, contestant Anuurai reckoned it was former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon rather than Carr himself.

Jimmy's new special lands on Netflix this week, with the comedian claiming that it includes some 'terrible things'.

His new show will be titled His Dark Material, which begins with a message that warns viewers on the 'terrible things' he is about to poke fun at.

In front of a live crowd in Southend-on-sea, the 49-year-old says: "Before we start, a quick trigger warning.

"This show contains jokes about terrible things.

"Terrible things that may have affected you and the people that you love."

He adds: "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."

The next episode of I Literally Just Told You airs next Thursday (30 December).

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jimmy Carr, UK News, TV and Film

Dominic Smithers
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