Comedy ‘hero’ returns to Derby Arena

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that Jimmy Carr will be returning to Derby Arena on Saturday 12 September 2020 as part of his Terribly Funny tour. Tickets are priced at £31.50 and will go on general sale with Derby LIVE on Friday 16 November at 10am. A 24hr pre-sale will be available for existing Derby LIVE customers from 10am on Thursday 15 November.

Terribly Funny is the follow up to Jimmy’s global ‘Best Of’ Tour which was seen by over half a million people worldwide.

The new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Jokes are little lies. Nothing more than wonderful, funny, joyful tricks, constructed from language.

Jimmy will be telling jokes to an adult paying audience who’ve got a good idea what’s in store. And there’s no point to the show, save for to make the audience laugh. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, enjoy the laughs.

“A comedy hero for our times” - The Guardian

“Jimmy Carr slays” - Rolling Stone

Jimmy Carr has been a comedian for over a decade and a half. He’s performed 10 sell-out tours, playing over 2,500 shows to more than 2 and a half million people. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’, been nominated for the Perrier Award and in 2016 became the first UK comedian to record a special for US streaming giant Netflix.

His television credits include 20 series as host of panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 16 series of spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and 10 years presenting Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. He has also hosted three series of Roast Battle on Comedy Central UK.

Jimmy will perform in Derby Arena’s main space which will once again be transformed into a blacked-out fully-functioning theatre, which has been a huge success for previous events.

Jimmy Carr will be visiting Derby Arena with his new show Terribly Funny on Saturday 12 September 2020. Tickets are priced at £31.50 and will go on general sale with Derby LIVE on Friday 16 November at 10am and pre-sale for existing Derby LIVE customers on Thursday 15 November at 10am. Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.

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