John Bishop: In Conversation with Jimmy Carr

John Bishop: In Conversation with Jimmy Carr

Series 3



If you heard Jimmy Carr’s Desert Island Discs, you’ll know he’s far more thoughtful and smart than his callous stand-up persona suggests. Here, he and John Bishop have a fascinating conversation about comedy and what brought Carr into it (from a marketing job at Shell).

One of Carr’s best stories involves how he met his wife, who worked in comedy and came to assess his act early on. She watched him perform and when he met her afterwards he was instantly smitten. Only later did he learn that the critique she had written on him read: “He is a one-note comedian with the eyes of a rapist.”


The comedian discusses the highs and lows of his career, and how he dealt with the backlash after details of his financial arrangements became public.

Cast & Crew

Presenter John Bishop
Guest Jimmy Carr