JIMMY Carr has broken his silence after facing a huge backlash over a joke about the genocide of gypsies in the holocaust.
Taking to the stage last night for a stand-up show at the Whitley Bay Playhouse, Jimmy told the audience “the joke that ends my career is already out there.”
It comes after the comedian’s His Dark Materials Netflix special saw him joke the mass murder of Romani and Sinti people during World War II was a positive thing.
According to the Mirror, a heckler yelled out: “Are we going to talk about the holocaust?”
Jimmy replied: “We are going to talk about cancel culture, the whole thing.
“We are going to talk about f***ing everything people. Relax.”
After joking about offending the LGBT community, Jimmy said: “We are speaking my friends in the last chance saloon.
“What I am saying on stage this evening is barely acceptable now. In ten years f***ing forget about it.
“You are going to be able to tell your grandchildren about seeing this show tonight.
“You will say I saw a man and he stood on a stage and he made light of serious issues.
“We used to call them jokes and people would laugh.”
The funnyman then said he wasn’t going to go down with a whimper amid calls for him to be de-platformed and even investigated by police.
“I am going to get cancelled, that’s the bad news,” he said. “The good news is I am going down swinging.
“The joke that ends my career it’s already out there. It’s on YouTube, Netflix, or whatever, and it’s fine until one day it f***ing isn’t.”