Jimmy Carr hits headlines with controversial jokes almost every gig. In fact, he’s well-known for stretching the boundaries of taste – here are his most controversial jokes to date.
“If only Africa had more mosquito nets, then every year we could save millions of mosquitoes from dying needlessly of AIDS.”
In 2009, on the high number of amputee servicemen from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts: “We are going to have a f***ing good Paralympic team in 2012."
On a minibus service for children with Down’s Syndrome: "Why are they called Sunshine Variety Coaches when all the kids on them look the same?"
“Why would you become an Islamic fundamentalist suicide bomber on the off-chance you might get 72 virgins when you die… become a Catholic priest and have ‘em now!”
"They say there’s safety in numbers. Yeah? Well tell that to six million Jews."
“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. If you’re a dwarf and you’re offended by that, grow up.”
“You know why so many American kids die in high school massacres? It’s because they aren’t allowed to run in the corridors”
"People say dolphins are really intelligent. I think, ‘Yeah, but only compared to the retarded kids we’ve got them swimming with.’"
"The male gypsy moth can smell the female gypsy moth up to seven miles away – and that fact also works if you remove the word moth."
On abortions: “Doesn’t cost anything to fall down the stairs does it? Some of these girls I swear think I’m made of coat hangers.”
In a segment about queuing for toilets, Carr said the following about Reeva Steenkamp’s death, just after Oscar Pistorius’ conviction for manslaughter: “All I’m saying is I can see it from Oscar Pistorius’ point of view. That’s not the controversial bit. Here it comes… I blame her. If she hadn’t been in that disabled toilet none of this would have happened.”