As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.
Will Hodgkinson (December 16, 2004) "Comedy's overgrown schoolboy", The Irish Times.
I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.Jimmy Carr
But what's true about comedians is that we've all got a huge hole in our personality. In a room of 3,000 people, we're the one person facing in the opposite direction - yet we have this overwhelming desire to be liked.Jimmy Carr
Jokes spread around the world and embed themselves in our shared culture; the most resonant of them get lodged in the language in the same way as clichés or old wives' tales do.Jimmy Carr
TV's not the same buzz. If someone tells you three million people watched the show last week, that's good but, when you walk out in front of 1,000, you think, 'Oh my God, this had better be good'.Jimmy Carr
I literally can't believe my luck. Torturing Americans should not only be easy, but a pleasure!Jimmy Carr
I love those people who do story-telling and who ramble on, but I don't do that, I tell jokes - the sort of jokes that anyone really could tell in the pub.Jimmy Carr
I think that comedians, more than any other type of celebrity, have to keep their humour and keep their feet on the ground. If they start taking themselves too seriously, they're heading for a fall.Jimmy Carr
His idea of wit is a barrage of filth and the sort of humour most men grow out of in their teens.Jimmy Carr
All comedians are a bit attention-seeking and I'm no different. Anyone with the audacity to want to be listened to for an hour and a half must be.Jimmy Carr