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to think Jimmy Carr is a sleazy, creepy little oik?

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M48294Y Thu 10-Dec-15 22:45:36

Was randomly watching a C4 show the other night "That's So Last Century".

They have slebs on talking about technology from the 1970s onwards - so things like Walkmans, the first massive mobile phones, BBC computers on which you mainly played Pac-Man - etc.

I thought about recording it for the dc to watchth. Thought they might find it mildly amusing and most of the celebrities were actually showing these gadgets to their young children and part of the interest in the programme was how the kids really had no clue what, for instance, a video cassette was.

Anyhooo, Jimmy Carr's comments were all, without fail, about porn and the internet. Everything was a cheap crappy joke about "cracking one off" and boners and all the other mindless Inbetweeners type comments you could imagine.

So I decided not to record for the dc (shame) but felt especially sorry for the celebs whose children who had participated in the programme. Do they show their sweet little children this show they had been in or not??

Creepy Jimmy Carr wanker.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 10-Dec-15 22:49:32

He comes accross as a very angry man with a lot of ishoos.

sofiahelin Thu 10-Dec-15 22:51:55

I've always quite liked him on panel shows & booked last year to see him boring...every other joke was anal-related. I'm no prude but it just got boring

SquareStarfish Thu 10-Dec-15 22:54:43

I usually find him funny on tv. Saw him live the other day. He was shit. He was just repeating one line jokes and bad ones at that.

bessiebumptious2 Thu 10-Dec-15 22:55:06

YANBU. He's one of those people who, years down the line, will be outed as some kind of weirdo. Everyone will say "well I always knew he was dodgy".

Sadly, he can actually be very funny when he's not being crude and infantile. But he's also got a stupid laugh, so for that alone YANBU. And yes, kids need protecting from his particular kind of humour.

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bessiebumptious2 Thu 10-Dec-15 22:56:35

He's funny on TV sometimes , but that's because he needs to keep a lid on it, and it's edited!

OhBeloved Thu 10-Dec-15 22:56:56

Yuk yes, can't stand him, makes my flesh crawl.

GinIsTheBestChristmasSpirit Thu 10-Dec-15 22:57:49

Yanbu. He can be very funny but mostly he chooses to be a twat instead.

VagueIdeas Thu 10-Dec-15 22:58:54

I feel embarrassed for ever finding him funny tbh. Rape jokes are never funny. I'm also seriously creeped out by the way his appearance has changed over the years. Orange face, over dyed hair and blinding white teeth makes him look like a Ken doll <shudder>

ChrissieLatham Thu 10-Dec-15 23:00:11

I watched him live and the jokes were about rape and child abuse - didn't find it funny to be honest.

M48294Y Thu 10-Dec-15 23:00:47

Infact, now I think about it a bit more, wibu to complain to C4 for heavily featuring children in a show with many overt references to porn/wanking etc.

m0therofdragons Thu 10-Dec-15 23:03:33

Love him and find him hilarious. Saw him live and he did an hour extra than he was supposed to. Was very friendly and seemed very genuine. Yes he's rude but that's his act.

bessiebumptious2 Thu 10-Dec-15 23:05:51

No - I really wouldn't bother writing to C4. They will like the fact that it's provoking a reaction - that's what they're about.

I suspect he's actually very, very insecure and would be a nightmare to be close (yuk) to.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 10-Dec-15 23:07:06

I think he's brilliant.. I've met him loads of times through work and he's lovely. And I've seen him live 5/6 times and always uncontrollably laugh...

Blankiefan Thu 10-Dec-15 23:08:41


The programme was on at 10pm - so well after the watershed.

He performed at a work do of mine and the organisers all spoke of how professional he was. Clearly his act is an act. I'd obviously agree any rape/CA material is inappropriate but haven't heard this myself despite seeing him live twice.

You may not like wanking jokes but in guessing he wasn't doing them on front of the children who we're in the other shots,

I'm sure the "celebs" who had their children in it we're wise enough to know the context before involving them. They're in the business so should be savvy enough to check things out / especially if they're using their kids as props!

M48294Y Thu 10-Dec-15 23:10:49

A Jethro for your generation then MoD?

M48294Y Thu 10-Dec-15 23:15:08

Yes, well after the watershed. Fair enough. No problem whatsoever with adults only stuff!

But a huge amount of the input in the programme was from children.

So is this an adult show? and if so why were there so many young kids in it?

I would be worried if the celebs who signed their children up for it didn't have any problems with showing them the full finished show.

OhYeahMama Thu 10-Dec-15 23:18:06

I could have written this post myself as watching it, I thought oh typical him, make a the porn reference and get a laugh. I can't stand him. He has an urbane facade and beneath it lurks a misogynist git. I would worry being alone in a room with him.

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 10-Dec-15 23:19:36

I had the same thought process watching this. I wonder if a better angle would be to ask C4 for an edited child friendly version. Sadly DH and I could provide props for the show from the geek museum that is our house.

FireCrotch Thu 10-Dec-15 23:19:41

Him and Jason Manford play tennis together at a club I work at. Not a posh one. He (and Jason) are so lovely,friendly and down to earth. Sometimes when I see him on telly or see his stand up and he's saying nasty and acerbic things I try to remember it's an act and that he's nice in real life. Although I did get into an argument with Jason Manford about his tax avoidance schemes and he tried defending him. I knew I won the argument when he came out with "look I'm just playing devils advocate ok?!" grin

ImperialBlether Thu 10-Dec-15 23:21:04

I agree that he's one that future generations will talk about and say, "How could you not have known there was something up with him?" He makes my skin crawl.

VagueIdeas Thu 10-Dec-15 23:32:07

I think you're being a bit OTT in relation to children being on the programme. It was a programme for adults about "old" technology (and toys, or whatever) and part of the fun was seeing the kids trying to interact with this arcane stuff - like the kid trying to use an old rotary phone. It was funny.

The fact that there were children appearing on the programme doesn't somehow make the inclusion of rude jokes beyond the pale (or insinuate that it would be kid friendly). It was an adult programme shown after the watershed!

penguinplease Thu 10-Dec-15 23:36:09

I used to really like him, going back many years now, went to see him live and we had to leave early as the jokes about child abuse were so explicit and he got very badly heckled.
He really doesn't seem to care, I was really disappointed in him and have never given him the time of day again.

M48294Y Thu 10-Dec-15 23:37:09

"The fact that there were children appearing on the programme doesn't somehow make the inclusion of rude jokes beyond the pale"

Hmm. I don't know. Especially as they were real children, it was not a drama.

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