WHEN you have wanted to see a comedian for years, there’s a lot for them to live up to - but I can safely report that Jimmy Carr was worth the wait.

The Bournemouth International Centre was packed to the rafters last night as fans flocked from all over to catch his Terribly Funny tour.

Witty messages flashed up on big screens above the stage to warm up the crowd, before the man himself appeared.

Jimmy, dressed as smartly as ever in a suave suit, warned us to expect jokes about all kinds of terrible things that might have affected us or those we love.

But the show’s lesson is that they are just jokes - not the terrible things themselves, and can bring light to dark times.

No topic was off limits, and Jimmy had the audience laughing about everything from feminism to veganism and Coronavirus to his own infamous tax affairs.

A lot of the material would be far too rude for a family news outlet, however Donald Trump and fellow comedian Katherine Ryan also became the butts of his jokes.

There were also jibes at people’s mums, along with some very close to the bone quips and did-he-just-say-that moments.

With no support act, we were treated to more than two and a half hours of pure Jimmy Carr edgy humour, and it was fantastic.

He is incredible to watch. Intelligent and lightning fast, Jimmy barely stops during the entire set.

The ‘heckle amnesty’ before the interval and a section at the end where members of the audience could message in showed off his ability to ad lib.

Full marks Jimmy for an excellent show.