Jimmy Carr’s father calls for stripping star of Irish Heritage award

Jimmy Carr’s father has called for the ‘sick comedian’ to be stripped of his Irish heritage award unless he apologises for his comments about Limerick in the book.

In 2013, Jimmy was awarded a certificate by the local council for his links to the city, but has since joked in his book Before and Laughter that Limerick is a “**t town”.

Jimmy, 49, previously announced that his father Jim “died to him” after the pair separated for 21 years, which included a harassment case and a ban on his performance.

'He's a sick comedian': Jimmy Carr's dad Jim calls for stripping star of Irish Heritage award unless he apologises for calling Limerick a 'trash town'

‘He’s a sick comedian’: Jimmy Carr’s dad Jim calls for stripping star of Irish Heritage award unless he apologises for calling Limerick a ‘trash town’

In Jimmy’s book: “I may look refined, but I am the son of two immigrants from Limerick who moved to Slough (they went from jerk town to jerk town, I guess they know what they’re doing) like).

and Limerick Livehis dad Jim said: “He’s a sick comedian, literally and figuratively. Anyway, it looks like. All that aside, I don’t want anyone in a book Write those about Limerick.

“My son refers to Limerick and Slough as [s**t towns]. After all, he’s an astounding athlete.

Offensive: His father Jim told Limerick Live:

Offensive: His father Jim told Limerick Live: “My son called Limerick and Slough [sh** towns]. After all, he’s a shocking athlete’

Further comments in Jimmy’s book refer to the potato famine, with Jim adding: “For God’s sake, this was our carnage, and this book is full of slurs of words and innuendo.”

MailOnline has contacted Jimmy’s representatives for comment.

Last year, while being candid about their lack of relationship, Jimmy told him he wanted a healthy relationship with his son because he didn’t have that connection with his own father.

Talking about Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe Parenting Hell PodcastJimmy said: “It’s no secret, I haven’t seen my father in 21 years, you know the phrase, ‘My mother is dead, my father is dead to me’ – it sounds cold, until you meet that person.

Book: The review also mentions the potato famine, with Jim adding:

Book: The review also mentions the potato famine, with Jim adding: “For God’s sake it was our carnage, this book is full of slurs of words and innuendo”

Turmoil: After 21 years of separation, Jimmy announced his father Jim was

Turmoil: After 21 years of separation, Jimmy announced his father Jim was “dead to him,” including a harassment case and a ban on his show

Speaking of his father, whose full name is Patrick James Carr, Jimmy continued: “It’s a weird thing, and I’m acutely aware that things don’t always work out. I know that sometimes it’s the other way around. , which can be bad. There is no bitterness and no anger there.

“I want the best and I can’t have that person in my life.”

Jimmy admits that, given his own history, he sometimes worries about what kind of relationship he will have with his son when he grows up.

He said: “There’s a bit of sadness there and you worry, ‘Will there be something wrong with my child?’ You want to prevent that from happening, but it’s hard. I think it’s about being a father and being that character he is. , but not controlled in any way.

Alienation: On Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell podcast, Jimmy said,

Alienation: On Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Parenting Hell podcast, Jimmy said, “It’s no secret that I haven’t seen my dad in 21 years.”

Jimmy’s mother, Nora, who died in September 2001, hinted that this time his relationship with his father took a turn for the worse.

He mentioned “losing” both his mother and father at the same time, but added that he had “enough father figure and mother figure” [his] Life’.

Jimmy and Nora split in 1994, which led to the first rift in family relationships—especially between Jimmy’s brothers and their father.

Back in 2012, Jim spoke openly about their tensions – insisting that Jimmy “cut ties with him”.

Family: The comedian and his partner Caroline Coppin have confirmed he's a first-time dad after welcoming their son Rockefeller in 2019 (pictured in 2020)

Family: The comedian and his partner Caroline Coppin have confirmed he’s a first-time dad after welcoming their son Rockefeller in 2019 (pictured in 2020)

He wrote in the Daily Mail: “I also provided him financial support until he was in his 30s, which allowed him to live at home rent-free and pay all his expenses: bills, petrol, even his food.

“Despite all this and the love bond we once shared, Jimmy cut me out of his life eight years ago. It was sudden and brutal, and to this day I have no explanation…

“I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes my estrangement from Jimmy — and my two other sons, Colin and Patrick, who also kicked me out of their lives — brings tears to my eyes…”

Candid: Jimmy admits that, given his own history, he sometimes worries about what kind of relationship he might have with his son when he grows up (pictured April 2021)

Candid: Jimmy admits that, given his own history, he sometimes worries about what kind of relationship he might have with his son when he grows up (pictured April 2021)

He continued: “Losing is the background of my day-to-day life and is still a pain I can’t eradicate. That’s how hostile Jimmy was to me, I was even banned from watching his performances.

The family was even involved in a legal battle, which Jim spoke about in the interview, saying: “He and his older brother Colin – my relationship has never really recovered since my marriage broke down – — He chose to accuse me of harassing my family and brought legal action against me.

“In a sworn statement, Jimmy and Colin claimed that I harassed them by sending them abusive emails and letters. Jimmy even claimed that I tried to sabotage his career.

History: Jimmy's mother, Nora, died in September 2001, suggesting his relationship with his father took a turn for the worse at this time (pictured in 2021)

History: Jimmy’s mother, Nora, died in September 2001, suggesting his relationship with his father took a turn for the worse at this time (pictured in 2021)