Jimmy Carr Reveals The One Thing He Won't Joke About

He's probably right

As British stand-ups go, Jimmy Carr is one of the biggest proponents of taboo-tackling comedy.

But according to Carr, there's one subject matter that even he won't touch with his routines.

Speaking to Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, he said: "I would say the one thing you can never joke about in the UK is Hillsborough. It's a tragedy that has touched people in a very specific way and I cannot imagine anyone ever coming up with a joke about that."

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Ninety-six people lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989, on the day of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

He continued: "[…]most things heal with time to a degree and [Hillsborough] hasn't."

"[But] you can joke about religion and I do often. You can joke about death, you can joke about murders, and you can joke about disasters," he said.

You can listen to Carr's episode of Desert Island Discs here.