Jimmy Carr faces Ofcom probe after cracking a joke about dwarves on TV

Comedian is currently on his 'The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour'

Comedian Jimmy Carr has landed himself in hot water after cracking a joke about dwarves on The One Show.

Carr, who was on the BBC chat show to promote his ‘Greatest Hits’ tour, told viewers that he had once come up with a two-word gag.

He said: “I tried to write the shortest joke possible. So, I wrote a two-word joke which was: ‘Dwarf shortage.’ It’s just so I could pack more jokes into the show.” You can watch the footage via The Daily Mail below.

He then looked directly at the camera and added: “If you’re a dwarf and you’re offended by that, grow up.”

Before he launched into the controversial gag, he told the BBC 1 show’s presenters: “Don’t play my stuff on your show. Ofcom will get involved.”

Two viewers have complained to Ofcom, which is looking into whether the programme broke television rules.

“We’re investigating whether potentially discriminatory comments in this programme met generally accepted standards,” a spokesman told The Daily Mail.

Jimmy Carr is currently on the road with his The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.

Explaining the concept behind the tour he recently told NME: “Basically the idea is that I’ve been doing comedy now for about 15 years and I thought I would do a tour of the best bits,” he explained.

“Just the good bits. Because I’m quite jealous of bands. You go and see a band, you go and see The Killers live, and they knock out the hits. You go, ‘I wish I could do that’ to a band, and they go, ‘Why don’t you just do that then?’ And I went, ‘Oh right, OK, I’ll do that!’

“I think it’s going to be a really fun night out. And also I like that idea of being an entertainer, the idea of taking the best bits of everything that I’ve ever thought of and putting it all together in one night.”