One of Britain’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians brings Funny Business to Vienna

After their runaway success in bringing live, English-language comedy to the Gartenbau with the likes of Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Russel Brand and Eddie Izzard, Stand Up, Vienna! now brings another star entertainer to town: With a persona that combines a characteristic laugh, posh accent, impeccable suits and dark, snarky humor delivered with bone-dry wit, Jimmy Carr has been charming and offending (ideally simultaneously) audiences for 15 years, winning numerous awards along the way.

Known to a broad audience for his television work, most notably Channel 4’s panel show 8 out of 10 cats and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, his stand-up show sees the gloves come off, featuring edgier material than would be possible on a network. A skilled ad-libber who can take down hecklers with ease, his style
generally eschews observational humor in favor of a more classic approach, with deadpan, rapid-fire deployment of zingy one-liners often employing wordplay or a shock factor. Always moving on to the next one before the audience has time to recover, it’s somewhat reminiscent of Bob Hope – if he were from
Islington and meeting Don Rickles at a Saville Row tailor’s.

Perhaps the greatest acknowledgement he has gained so far was after being caught in a tax-dodging scheme in 2012: even Prime Minister David Cameron weighed in, calling it “morally wrong”. He responded in characteristic fashion, first apologizing for a “terrible error of judgement”, then adding tax evasion jokes to his act. His current show Funny Business has already been seen by over 200,000 people in the UK.

Mar 9, 20:00, Gartenbau
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