TOP comic Jimmy Carr is bringing his madcap style to Huddersfield.
The multi-award-winning comedian will be at Huddersfield Town Hall on March 9 - and he is promising to "take no prisoners".
Jimmy, who has established himself as one of Britain's top funnymen, began the tour at the famous Edinburgh Fringe.
So what can people expect?
He said: "I tour every year and this year it is called Gag Reflex - but for no real reason. Anyone who has come to see the show before will know that it's just a long list of jokes.
"It's quite funny, but there's no real theme to it. There's no method in my madness. It's just 45 minutes in the first half and then 45 minutes to an hour in the second half."
He added: "I can only really tour on Fridays and Saturdays because of the TV stuff and other bits and bobs I do during the week.
"So I go on Fridays and Saturdays all the way through the year.
"I think it's the best bit of my job because people like going out on Friday and Saturday. Wherever you are in the country - say Weston-super-Mare on a Tuesday night - it's difficult to get people out. They are thinking: 'Hang on, CSI: Miami is on. What you talking about? I'm not going out'.
"So it's nice to go out when people are out in a good mood on a Friday night. They've got out of work, they've had a few drinks and they are going to a show.
"Saturday is the same. They are really fun days to do it. There are a few Sundays in there and again Sundays are great. You've only got to be funnier than Heartbeat. Nothing to beat on a Sunday night."
After his shows, Jimmy likes to meet his audience. This means that as well as returning to familiar towns and venues, Jimmy has also started recognising some of the regular faces who come to see him.
"When you meet people after a gig you often meet the same people two years in a row. Bizarrely, you kind of remember some of them. It's like: 'Oh, hello. Been well?' Or the heckler from last year heckles again. It's quite a nice thing."
Jimmy loves to watch DVDs of his favourite comics, influences such as seminal US comedians Stephen Wright and Emo Phillips, or performers he admires, such as black American stand-ups Dave Chappell and Chris Rock.
"It's a weird thing, but my sort of taste in comedy tends to be quite far away from what I do. I've been influenced by TV and media.
"I don't have a great attention span. I get bored quite easily. So the biggest influence on my comedy is boredom.
"I think: 'I'll say something funny. I won't make it into a long story. I'll say it as quickly as possible and then move on to the next thing'.
"I love people coming up and telling me jokes. I think that's what jokes are.
"The best thing you can do with a comedy DVD is invite three or four mates over, get a pizza and some drinks and watch it.
"There's no substitute for having other people around you. It's weird how social laughter is. You laugh with other people."
Jimmy admits to having something of an anorak's interest in comedy, how jokes work, what humour is. And it is this that led him to co-author The Naked Jape book about jokes.
He said: "A lot of people, when they want to be taken seriously, write a serious stand-up show about their life and who they are and stuff.
"I thought 'I'll keep my live show exactly the same. I'll just tell jokes, but I would like to be a bit more serious about jokes'."
The show is suitable for over-16s and tickets cost £17 and £18.50 (plus concessions on the £18.50 tickets). The box office phone number is 01484 223200.