Jimmy Carr reveals his baby’s name is Rockefeller as he talks about fatherhood, says it could make his comedy ‘have a bit of a gear shift’
Jimmy Carr has revealed that he named his grandson Rockefeller.
The actor, 48, secretly welcomed a son two years ago with his partner Karoline Copping, 46.
And in an interview with Radio schedules, Jimmy said his son’s nickname was inspired by American business mogul John D. Rockefeller – “but also with a hint of Chris Rock, the greatest comedian of all time.”
Jimmy Carr revealed he named his baby Rockefeller
Speaking of fatherhood, Jimmy said, “It might be a bit of a shift, because of the kind of comedy I’m doing.
“But until now, I always tell the same jokes, I have the same sense of humor. We’ll see, because I’m sure I’ll write a lot about him. In fact, I think it might be tax deductible.
Jimmy’s joke about being tax deductible referred to June 2012, when the comedian’s involvement in an alleged K2 tax evasion scheme came to light after a Times investigation.
Fatherhood: The comedian said being a father could influence his comedy routines (pictured from 2018)
Compliment: Jimmy said he was inspired to name his son Rockefeller after business mogul, but also after “greatest comedian of all time,” Chris Rock
Thinking about it, the 8 out of 10 cat host said, “People thought, because of the kind of comedy I do, it was water on a duck’s back. But it was not. It was really horrible. I had panic attacks’.
He added that he always wakes up with panic attacks.
Jimmy confirmed he is now a dad during a comedy show at the O2 Academy Brixton earlier this month.
According to The sun, the comedian mentioned his son during an adoption joke, telling the audience, “I had to tell my little boy he was adopted. I mean, he’s not, but the expression on her face. I said, “No, no, no, you’ve been adopted, the new family is coming to pick you up tomorrow.” ‘
In another joke, he said, “We’re having a gender reveal party for our kid, but we’re going to wait until he’s 21 just to be sure. With some babies you can’t tell, is it an ugly boy or girl? “
Jimmy was first pictured pushing a pram in March 2020 in north London where he lives with Karoline.
The actor is in a relationship with Karoline, editor-in-chief of Channel 5 since 2001 after meeting her during an audition.
The couple have yet to say if they will have children together.
In March 2017, he told Radio 4’s Desert Island Records that his girlfriend’s first impression of him was “a one-note comedian with the eyes of a sex offender.”
The star said that although Karoline was not immediately won over by him, he was instantly struck by saying, “I knew. It was perfect.
Parents: the actor, 48, secretly welcomed a son two years ago with his partner Karoline Copping, 46, pictured in 2018)