jimmy carr‘s father has called for the ‘sick comedian’ to be stripped of his Irish Heritage award unless he apologizes for his comments about Limerick in his book.
In 2013, Jimmy was certified by the council due to his ties to the city, but has since joked that Limerick is a “shitty city” in his book, Before and Laughter.
Jimmy, 49, previously declared his father, Jim, ‘dead to him’, following the duo’s 21-year estrangement, which has included a case of harassment and a ban from their concerts.
‘He’s a sick comedian’: Jimmy Carr’s father Jim has called for the star to be stripped of his Irish Heritage award unless he apologizes for calling Limerick a ‘shitty town’
In the book, Jimmy wrote: “It may seem polite, but I am the son of two immigrants from Limerick who moved to Slough (they moved from one shitty town to another shitty town, I guess they knew what they were doing. It was appreciated). ‘
speaking to limerick live, his father Jim, said: ‘He’s a sick comedian, literally and metaphorically. He looks like it anyway. Put all that aside, I don’t want someone writing that about Limerick in a book.
‘I am not surprised or surprised that my son referred to Limerick and Slough as [s**t towns]. He is, after all, a crash athlete.
Offense: Speaking to Limerick Live, his father Jim, said: ‘I am not shocked or surprised that my son referred to Limerick and Slough as [sh** towns]. He is, after all, a shock athlete’
Other comments in Jimmy’s book referred to The Potato Famine, with Jim adding, “That’s our Holocaust, for God’s sake, the book is full of verbal slurs and innuendo.”
MailOnline has contacted Jimmy’s representatives for comment.
Last year, in a candid insight into their lack of relationship, Jimmy said that he wants to have a healthy relationship with his son since he didn’t have such a strong bond with his own father.
Talking about Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe Parent Hell PodcastJimmy said, ‘It’s no secret, I haven’t seen my dad in 21 years and you know the line, ‘My mother is dead and my father is dead to me’, which sounds very cold, until you meet the boy.
Book: Comments also referred to The Potato Famine, with Jim adding, “That’s our Holocaust, for God’s sake, the book is full of verbal slurs and innuendo.”
Turbulent: Jimmy previously declared his father, Jim, ‘dead to him’, following the duo’s 21-year estrangement, which has included a case of harassment and a ban from their concerts
Of his father, whose full name is Patrick James Carr, Jimmy continued, “It’s a weird thing where I’m very aware that things don’t always work out.” I am aware that sometimes the opposite happens and that can be terrible. There is no bitterness and there is no anger there.
“I want the best, I just can’t have that guy in my life.”
Jimmy admitted that he sometimes worries about what kind of relationship he might have with his own son when he grows up, given his own history.
He said, ‘There’s a bit of sadness there and you’re worrying, ‘Could something go wrong with my son?’ You want to avoid that, but it’s hard. I think it’s about being a father and being that figure for him, but not controlling in any way.
Separated: Speaking on Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Parenting Hell podcast, Jimmy said, “It’s no secret, I haven’t seen my father in 21 years.”
Jimmy’s mother, Nora, died in September 2001 and he hinted that his relationship with his father soured this time.
He referred to ‘losing’ his mother and father at the same time, but added that he has ‘enough father and mother figures in [his] life’.
Jim and Nora separated in 1994, causing the first cracks in family relationships, particularly between Jimmy’s brothers and their father.
In 2012, Jim opened up about their troubled relationship, in which he insisted that Jimmy had “disowned” him.
Family: The comedian confirmed he is a new father after he and partner Karoline Copping welcomed son Rockefeller in 2019 (pictured together in 2020)
She wrote in The Daily Mail: ‘I also supported him financially, well into his 30s, allowing him to live rent-free in the family home and pay for all his expenses: his bills, petrol, even his food.
Despite all of this and the loving 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 not been given an explanation…
“I’m not ashamed to say that the depth of my estrangement from Jimmy, and my other two sons, Colin and Patrick, who have also kicked me out of their lives, has brought me to tears at times…”
Candid: Jimmy admitted he sometimes worries about what kind of relationship he might have with his own son when he grows up, given his own history (pictured April 2021)
He continued: ‘The loss forms the backdrop of my daily life and remains a pain that I cannot eradicate. Such is Jimmy’s hostility towards me that I have even been banned from seeing him perform.’
The family even got into a legal battle, which Jim spoke about in the interview, saying, “Together with his older brother Colin, with whom my relationship had never really recovered since my marriage broke up, he decided to accuse me of harassing the family, starting a legal case against me.
“In affidavits, Jimmy and Colin claimed that I harassed them by sending them abusive emails and letters. Jimmy even claimed that he was trying to hurt his career.
Story: Jimmy’s mother Nora died in September 2001 and he hinted that his relationship with his father soured this time (pictured 2021)