Monday, October 26, 2009

Jimmy Carr - comic genius

I see my favourite comedian Jimmy Carr is in the firing line from politicians after telling a joke about the Armed Forces. Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth along with Liam Fox and Nick Harvey are "outraged" about his joke. Oddly, the reporting says there were "audible gasps" when Carr said,
"Say what you like about the servicemen amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, we are going to have a fucking good Paralympics team in 2012."
Audible gasps at a Jimmy Carr gig? Surely not. That never happens!

Frankly I think the joke is classic Carr and actually quite funny, and I bet quite a lot of servicemen would laugh at it too. Carr's USP is to push the line of taste as far as he can.

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