Jimmy Carr may be one of Britain’s most beloved friends, but he also knows that many will remember him fondly for his argument over taxes nearly a decade ago.
“If I write something and I don’t say I was publicly humiliated with taxes, I think readers will think they have been duped, as HMRC did.”
While memory & laughter speaks volumes and lacks the famous jokes, Carr isn’t shy about the hard-to-say parts of his life.
One example is tax fraud. The 49-year-old made headlines in 2012 when it was discovered he had used a scheme to reduce his taxes. That’s legal, but a total social failure that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to describe Carr’s behavior as “unethical.”
The comedian admitted to “making a dramatic exit” at the time and returned the money. This shows today that the best way is always to ‘manage your gossip’ and talk about these things in public.
Carr said, “If you are made to qualify, I would advise you not to qualify for tax evasion and tax evasion because we can’t do what we can’t suffer.” “It’s easy for me to apologize and get back at it. Then it’s done.”
Financial relationships did not stop his work. It gave him new content. Carr took it upon himself with hilarious jokes, and he was highly praised for the way he handled the party, only to have his colleagues set fire to him and the comedy he espouses.
“What helped me was I made 8 out of 10 cats at the time, the movie was funny at the time, and what I thought was Sean Lock,” he recalls, speaking for one of the team leaders. The Channel 4 program died earlier this year.
“John is in the movie, he looks at me in the head, he looks at me well and gives me oil for half an hour.
“That’s why a friend of mine said, ‘Look, you’re screaming, it’s going to be fixed.’ Then no judgment, no darkness. It was a huge loss for John, and I thought a lot about it the past few weeks and how different it was. I hate to forget it in the past.”
Before & Laugh captures Carr’s personality and works well. He writes candidly about the impact his mother’s death had on him and the changes he made to his father. She also meditated on being a virgin for 26 years, her laughter made her famous, as well as the work she did to improve her appearance.
But it also doubles as a self-help book. The comedian uses his experience as a resource to encourage readers to do their best in life.
Defender Tim Jonze said, “I thought at first he saw this kind of thing, but he didn’t: it’s a good guide for people to get a lot out of life.
“It’s a bad thing to read. In some cases, use a little cliché: take your time, save it for the future, make yourself happy and you can be happy. They can be exhausting, exciting, and sometimes cruel, it feels like something new. “
Of course, this cannot be done, but there are advantages to this method. This book is 90,000 words long, longer than ever for the famous memorabilia planned for the Christmas market, and his thoughts and advice on life make it even more profound.
Carr explains, “I might like people, but everyone is interested in themselves.” “So I shared the differences in the book. So it’s half about me and half about you.”
There are certain things in the book that sound like jokes, but there is a hidden point behind them. “If you are a cheater, you are more likely to be a cheater,” Carr wrote in one chapter. But it worked well, if you claim to be short “you will motivate yourself to improve until you finally succeed”.
He hopes to offer similar advice and encouragement in his earlier books. “The self-help books helped me,” he said. “Things like NLP [neuroscience programs] and CBT [psychotherapy] help me a lot in life and I like to share them a little bit.
“Sometimes they say a little, and I don’t say it. I take life for granted.” He said, however: “What I’ve learned and humor have improved my life: listening to conversations, speaking words, and learning the principles of humor.”
Carr writes extensively in the book about how the process is designed and how humor makes his daily life possible. “Before you know it, [art] begins to take root throughout your life,” he tells his readers.
“Your relationship is improving because your communication skills are improving. As time goes by, you get better, not just with your laughs at the club, but with the discovery at a party. You never talk to anyone at dinner.
“I just tried to be a better player and ultimately have a better life. He taught me all the skills I needed, apart from the tax return.”
“Humor is a skill that can be learned”
Unlike a celebrity promoting their memories, Carr showed our interviews without a PR team. He was confident and spoke fluently. This could be a bad show that has grabbed the attention of both TV and viewers.
For the past two decades, Carr has been known for his smiles and his line of cruelty. In an age of unpredictable culture, he is still one of Britain’s most celebrities, perhaps because of his funnier style.
He said: “I have many doctors, nurses, soldiers, first responders, who come to my office.” “They usually have a smile, because they need it if they work hard. There is a chance if you do that kind of thing.”
But he didn’t start as a scriptwriter. At the age of 25, Carr worked in the marketing department for the major oil company Shell. Dissatisfied, he describes in this book a fourth life problem, which prompted him to change his job.
He attended a cabaret class, finished five minutes a night on an open microphone, and paid homage to the Edinburgh Fringe, for which he was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award. The television service, consisting of bread and butter, will host hundreds of sales a year.
Perhaps the most exciting thing, he says, is that anyone can become a writer with determination. He said, “I did it only for the sake of the truth.” “I am 25 years old. I have never written a play. But now I will be seen as someone who knows how to navigate the game. You can learn the art.”
He admits that his move to Shell was an important change, but he points out: “Perhaps, I don’t think there’s anything special about me, I don’t shine any more than anyone who reads the interview.
“Are you insulting?” He asked. We say this. “Well, at one point you didn’t. I hope the first time you did it was a nice waste, for a pretty good penny.”
Reject suggestions that humor is needed. “Everyone can learn these things. Improving your ability to laugh at life, whether you’re a parent, working in an office or a parking lot, whatever you do, isn’t bad. Good person.”