Obtained the nickname 'Jimmy Carr-nage' after his 'Celebrity In A Reasonably Priced Car' lap on Top Gear, from driving extremely recklessly. Nevertheless, as of 2005, he remains the fastest male 'star in a reasonably -priced car' .... (yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur is the fastest overall as at January 2006)
Has a younger brother called Patrick.
Is good friends with British TV show presenter June Sarpong
Graduated from Cambridge University with a 2:1 in political science. Attended Dulwich College, London, England.
He gained a Perrier nomination in 2002 for his first solo show 'Bare Faced Ambition'
Nominated for a prestigious Rose D'Or award for his show Distraction
Once worked in marketing for Shell Oil.
Personal Quotes (5)
It strikes me as very unfair that Doctor Who (2005) has now had eight lives whereas the fans of Doctor Who (2005) haven't even got one.
I'd probably declare war on Luxembourg. Not because they've done anything horrible, but because I just think we need a war we can win. For morale, for the young men who joined the forces, for the newspapers. Like the Falklands. An easy win where we can go: 'We creamed those guys.'
I appreciate as a comedian, people will expect me to "make light" of this situation, but I'm not going to in this statement as this is obviously a serious matter. I met with a financial adviser and he said to me "Do you want to pay less tax? It's totally legal." I said "Yes." I now realise I've made a terrible error of judgement. Although I've been advised the K2 tax scheme is entirely legal, and has been fully disclosed to HM Revenue and Customs. I'm no longer involved in it and will in future conduct my financial affairs much more responsibly. Apologies to everyone.