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Jimmy Carr

Occupation: Comedian

Nationality: British

Born: September 15, 1972 (41)

Jimmy Carr is a British stand-up comedian and panel host who has starred in shows such as 8 Out of Ten Cats and the 100s series of programmes for Channel 4.

His DVD Gag Reflex, won the 2006 British Comedy Award for "Best Live Stand up."

He has recently been in the news for a tax evasion scandal seeing him branded as 'morally wrong' by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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