Jimmy Carr heckled over taxes at live gig
Comedian Jimmy Carr was heckled on Friday at his first live show since news of his involvement in a tax-avoidance scheme emerged.
The funnyman hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported he exploited a legal loophole to pay just one per cent income tax and he took to Twitter.com to apologise, writing, "I now realise I've made a terrible error of judgement."
Carr faced the public at his first stand-up set since the scandal broke, telling fans at Stockport Plaza in Manchester, he wanted to perform a normal routine despite his "busy week".
He said, "The thing I wanted to say right at the top of the gig was I've been in the papers all week. It obviously produces gags, that's my job. But how about I just do a show for you? What do you think?"
However, the 1,200-strong crowd refused to let him live down his shame - in response to a heckler who called Carr a "tax dodger", he admitted, "I've got to take that, I'm afraid. I've been dishing it out for years."
Another cried out, "You're a tax cheat," and when Carr asked one man in the audience what he did for a living, he replied, "I'm a tax inspector."
The comic quipped, "Well you're doing a fairly s**t job of it, aren't you?"
what do you think?
He is one of many making a fortune in this country and taking it out as fast as they can get away with it. When YOU elect Government `s of self interest it is YOUR FAULT.
Happymike, He was doing it under the last lot too!
what carr did was bad but BARLOW was just as guilty but surprise surprise the only way that cameron has conviently ignored gary barlow's wrong doings is because he contributes to the tory party.hardly proffesionial behavior frm our prime minister if cameron can't say anything without being impartial he should'nt say anything at all but i suppose he islike the bbc when it comes to impartially especially there sports department
..IT WAS LEGAL...END OF !!!!!!
Really!? You sound like you're actually condoning his behaviour. Legal it may be (just), but fair it simply isn't. Carr earns an absolute fortune and enjoys the benefits of living in our country. His lifestyle is benefitted because he ISN'T paying the same levels of tax as you and me. WE are the people paying for this country, and by using scams* of this sort a LOT of high earners get away with paying a fraction of their share. The next time you see that smug g*t on TV, just remember that he's taking home 99% of his earnings and we're pulling up the slack! *Yeah, I know it's a "loophole"
Why would you pay money to heckle someone? Morons
I was heckled as a child because my father was a jew. .O sorry in those days it was called bullied