WorldCat Identities

Carr, Jimmy 1972-

Works: 5 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,276 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN6147, 809.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jimmy Carr
Only joking : what's so funny about making people laugh? by Jimmy Carr( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seriously funny, up-close look at joking matters--from the social origins of laughter, to the art and craft of humor, to why we can never remember the punch line--featuring over 300 jokes. Comedian Jimmy Carr and comedy writer Greeves take an in-depth look at where humor comes from and how it works, through exploring its purest form: the joke. Surveying across national, ethnic, and gender divides, they begin with the mechanism of laughter--how it happens and why even infants do it--then delve into the power of the punch line, exploring the basics of all jokes, from the use of shock and surprise to advanced stand-up techniques such as the "pull-back/reveal." Carr and Greeves go on to explore taboo humor, jokes that bomb, and the psychology of finding something funny.--From publisher description
Confetti by Debbie Isitt( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three couples compete to win the title of Most original wedding of the year. The dueling couples include Matt and Sam, whose unfortunate wedding theme is Hollywood musicals; the hypercompetitive tennis partners, Josef and Isabelle; and the uninhibited nudists, Michael and Joanna. At stake is a million-dollar dream home
The naked jape : uncovering the hidden world of jokes by Jimmy Carr( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the concept of humour from various angles, 'The Naked Jape' looks at a number of comedy-related issues, revealing why we tell jokes, how jokes work, and why women can't remember punchlines
The secret policeman's ball! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Amnesty International, the Secret Policeman's Ball was staged in the USA for the first time at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall. With a history dating back to 1979, the Secret Policemanâ‚‚s Ball has always gathered the best comedy and musical talent to use wit and humor to raise both funds and awareness for the vital work that Amnesty International does to prick the conscience of governments around the world
Distraction the quiz book : for the bright, the bold and the brave ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.16 for Confetti ... to 0.19 for The naked ...)
English (17)