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Review: Jimmy Carr gave a comedy masterclass in Cambridge




The top comedian and television presenter came to the Corn Exchange on Thursday, February 27.

Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr

Performing once again to a packed house in Cambridge, Jimmy came out on stage, following a series of messages and jokes shown on a screen, to a thunderous reception.

Audience members were invited to text jokes, heckles or messages to a number on the screen, which Jimmy read out at the end.

The “equal opportunities offender” also invited the crowd to heckle, saying that he enjoys it as long as the heckles are funny. Sadly, most of them weren’t.

Heckles ranged from aggressive outbursts to unfunny attempts at jokes - although it was interesting to note that quite a few of them came from young people, highlighting the star’s wide-ranging appeal.

Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr

The jokes came thick and fast and covered a wide range of topics. Many audience members, most of whom knew exactly what they were coming to see, were roaring with laughter or exchanging glances of disbelief with their companions.

What also helped to make the jokes funny was Jimmy’s humorous and infectious laugh, and his quick responses when dealing with hecklers was impressive.

Some of the messages and jokes provided by the audience were laugh-out-loud funny and equal to Jimmy’s best gags.

An amazing night of comedy and laughter was provided by Mr Carr and a fun night seemed to have been had by all.

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