Comedian Jimmy Carr’s estranged father is reportedly suing him for defamation over the publication of his scathing and revealing memoir. The mirror reports that Jimmy Carr Sr., who has not seen his son in over 21 years, believes he was defamed in his son’s book. Carr Sr, 77, has long been unhappy with his son’s jokes about him at his stand-up gigs, but has now called on lawyers after the comic’s memoir was published, forward and laugh. The couple have had an acrimonious relationship since the death of Carr’s mother, Nora, in 2001. In 2004, Carr attempted to sue her father for harassment, but the claims were dismissed by the courts. “I haven’t seen my father for 21 years and you know the line that my mother died for me? My father died for me,” he said last year on the parent hill podcast. “Which sounds very cold, until you meet the guy.” Carr Sr told the Leader of Limerick that her son should be stripped of an honor awarded by the local council after he called Limerick a ‘shitty town’ in his memoirs. “He’s a sick comedian, literally and metaphorically,” Mr Carr Sr told the newspaper. “It still looks like it. Put all that aside, I don’t want anyone writing that about Limerick in a book. Carr, who is known for his stand-up and live performances, including 8 out of 10 catslives in North London with his girlfriend and two children.
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