Jimmy Carr to return to Limerick on Irish tour

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Alan Owens

Jimmy Carr with the certificate of Irish heritage in the UCH in November 2013. He returns this December. Picture: Sean Curtin
COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is to make a return to Limerick on his upcoming Funny Business Irish tour.

COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is to make a return to Limerick on his upcoming Funny Business Irish tour.

The comic, renowned for his acerbic, withering wit, will bring the brand new stage show to the University Concert Hall on December 6 - his first in Limerick since November 2013.

Carr, who has Limerick roots, has now played to 1.5m people at last count - with this latest tour to take in 200 dates until it finishes in December this year.

The ten date Irish tour starts in Cork’s Opera House on December 4.

The comedian was presented with a certificate of Irish heritage on his last trip to Limerick by then Mayor Cllr Kathleen Leddin.

During the show the London born comic said: “I’m kind of from here because my parents are from here, although I don’t sound like you because I was brought up in the Home Counties.”

The cert saw Carr join such illustrious company as Tom Cruise in receiving the object, which was signed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and recognised “the contribution made by members of our Diaspora worldwide”.

He said that he was “honoured and delighted” to receive it from Mayor Kathleen Leddin and Gathering co-ordinator Mary Killeen Fitzgerald.

Mayor Leddin said that Carr was “very proud of his parental connections with Limerick and certainly has an emotional attachment to the City and Ireland”.

Tickets for the UCH show on December 6 go on sale next Wednesday, February 25 at 9am. See UCH.ie for more.