Another year, another Jimmy Carr DVD, and once again, I'm not disappointed. Of all the comedy DVDs that seem to flood the shops come November every year, Jimmy Carr is probably the one I look forward to watching the most. Crude humour is probably not my most favourite kind of humour, but there's no doubting that what Jimmy Carr does he does very well, and is a masterclass in comedy.
That said, it's all starting to become a little over-familiar. It's hard to describe Jimmy as playing-it-safe (how can anyone who cracks jokes about paedophilia, rape and sex be safe?) but quite frankly, it seems to be all Jimmy Carr is about and little else. No matter what the set-up, no matter what the heckle, Jimmy always brings it back to the same seedy subject matter. It may have been risque in the beginning, but Jimmy Carr's fanbase has long been desensitised to it. He's balancing a knife-edge that's long been blunt. Like many active comedians at the moment, he needs to branch-out and mix things up a bit or risk becoming stale, which would be a shame, because there's no denying the comedic skill this man possesses.
That all being said, this is still great stuff, VERY funny and with some brilliant audience interaction (those who have seen it will know what I mean when I mention 'soup' - I dare you not to raise a smile at the thought of that heckle!). Jimmy Carr fans won't be let down, that's for sure. However, here's one fan hoping for a bit of a shake-up next time round.