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Friday, February 23, 2024

Jimmy Carr Adds SA Dates to His "Terribly Funny" Tour


Renowned global comedian Jimmy Carr has exciting news for South African comedy enthusiasts, announcing two dates for his highly acclaimed "Terribly Funny" stand-up comedy tour to be held in 2024. The shows, in partnership with 947 and KFM 94.5, are set to kick off on Saturday, 2 March at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria and conclude on Sunday, 3 March 2024 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.

Ticket sales for the Discovery Bank pre-sale are scheduled to commence at 09h00 on Wednesday, 29 November, exclusively through, running until 08h59 on Friday, 1 December. General public ticket sales will then open at 09h00 on Friday, 1 December 2023, available exclusively through

Jimmy Carr's extensive international tours have spanned over forty countries, with his previous tour, "Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits," achieving a global ticket sale of over 480,000. The current "Terribly Funny" show has surpassed this figure, extending its success into 2023 and now adding South Africa to its 2024 itinerary, following shows in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.

About Jimmy Carr:

Jimmy Carr is a prominent figure in UK television, notably recognized for hosting Channel 4's acclaimed shows such as "8 Out Of 10 Cats," "8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown," and "Big Fat Quiz Of The Year." He has also graced Comedy Central's "Roast Battle UK" and "Your Face Or Mine." Carr is a regular panelist on top-rated shows including QI and A League Of Their Own. His illustrious career includes multiple appearances at The Royal Variety Performance, and he currently serves as a judge on the hit BBC1 entertainment series "I Can See Your Voice" and hosts Channel 4's latest game show, "I Literally Just Told You."

Internationally, Jimmy Carr has made a mark in North America as the first UK comedian to secure a stand-up deal with Netflix in 2015. He released three specials on the platform, including "Funny Business" (2016), "Best Of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits" (2017), and "His Dark Material" (2021), the latter being Netflix's most watched stand-up comedy special in the UK for that year. Carr has also presented and executive-produced the original panel show format, "The Fix," for Netflix and made multiple guest appearances on esteemed US talk shows such as The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, and Late Night With Conan O'Brien. His consistent performances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival since 2003 have made him a standout UK act with the most appearances in that timeframe.

Before venturing into streaming, Jimmy Carr established himself as one of the best-selling comedians in the DVD market, with his eight titles collectively selling over 1.2 million copies. These shows are now available on Jimmy's YouTube channel, boasting over 758,000 subscribers and 210 million views since its inception in 2018. Carr's literary contributions include co-writing "The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes" in 2007 and his highly anticipated memoir, "Before & Laughter," which debuted on The Sunday Times Bestsellers list in September 2021.

Important Notes:

Carr's current show features jokes on various topics, some of which may touch upon sensitive subjects. He clarifies that these jokes are not indicative of the actual events and urges patrons to exercise discretion when attending the show.

Fans are strongly cautioned against purchasing tickets from Viagogo. Tickets obtained from these sources are unlawfully resold at inflated prices and may result in denied entry to the venue without refund.

For comprehensive tour and ticket information, please visit

Jimmy Carr "Terribly Funny" Tour Details:


Date: 2 March 2024
Venue: SunBet Arena, Time Square, Pretoria
Ticket Sales: Exclusively available from Ticketmaster ( starting at 09H00 on Friday, 1 December.
Cape Town

Date: 3 March 2024
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town
Ticket Sales: Exclusively available from Ticketmaster ( starting at 09H00 on Friday, 1 December.
Attendees under the age of 16 are advised that the show may contain content unsuitable for their age group.

Prepare for an evening of unparalleled laughter and entertainment with Jimmy Carr's "Terribly Funny" tour hitting South African shores in 2024!
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