Jimmy Carr - Biography
Born: September 15, 1972
Famous for: hosting comedy panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats
London, United Kingdom
London-born Jimmy was a straight-A student who gained a degree from Cambridge before going on to accept a marketing position with an international firm. Discovering he wasn't made for a desk job, after two years Jimmy decided to take a shot at a career in comedy. He made a name for himself hosting game shows such as Your Face Or Mine before releasing his first stand-up comedy DVD to critical acclaim. The comedian, who picked up the 'funniest man' gong at the Laftas in 2005, has also hosted hit shows The Friday Night Project and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Other TV exposure includes a role as one of the hijackers on Big Brother Celebrity Hijack in 2008. He lives in North London with his long-term TV executive partner Karoline and their cat Cookie.