One of the most original and distinctive new stars on television, radio, stage and now the big screen, Jimmy has shown his talents to huge success this year. Recently, Jimmy has hosted two hit Channel 4 series: The Friday Night Project and most recently 8 out of 10 Cats, gaining an audience of 5 million viewers for its last show. A 2nd and 3rd series of 8 out of 10 Cats are now confirmed for 2006. He has appeared on many other hit shows such as the Royal Variety Show (for the 2nd time), BBC1's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, BBC2's Top Gear, QI, Have I Got News For Your (panelist and guest hosting) and hosted several Specials such as C4's The Big Fat End of Year Quiz and Comedian's Comedian. Other UK television guest appearances include Des O'Connor Comedy Tonight (ITV, Aug 03) Have I Got News For You (as panellist, BBC2, May 03), The Royal Variety Show (BBC1, Dec 02 & 04) and Peter Cook: A Posthumourous Tribute (BBC2, Dec 02). Jimmy is also fast becoming a face on US TV: He has performed a remarkable three times on NBC's Tonight With Jay Leno, and twice on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and return visits to both these shows are in the pipeline.
Jimmy's C4 hit series of Distraction (2 series on C4) was picked up by Comedy central in America, for whom he has recorded two series of Distraction USA, with the second series currently on air. This is in addition to a half-hour stand up special for the same network.
PERRIER 2002 AWARD NOMINEE
TIME OUT 2003 AWARD WINNER: BEST STAND UP
ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY 2003 AWARD WINNER: BEST ON-SCREEN NEWCOMER
SILVER ROSE OF MONTREUX AWARD 2003: BEST GAME SHOW (''Your Face Or Mine'')
ROSE D'OR NOMINATION 2004: BEST PRESENTER (''Distraction'')
LAFTA AWARDS 2004: BEST STAND UP & 2005: FUNNIEST MAN