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Jimmy Carr left the audience in complete shock back in 2016 as he made a risqué joke about fellow comedian Pete Davidson’s father.
Davidson, 29, was only seven when he lost his firefighter father, Scott, during the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001.
Fifteen years later, in 2016, Carr appeared in one of Comedy Central’s “roasts” where comedians and well-known stars take aim at each other in turns.
With Davidson listening on the panel, Carr quipped: “I’m appalled that people would come here and make jokes about the sacrifice Pete’s heroic father made on 9/11.
“This is not the roast of Pete Davidson’s father. That was in 2001.”
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Against all odds, Davidson laughed along as he labelled the joke as “dope.”
Last year, Carr gave an insight into the creative process behind the joke – as he explained how it was previously vetted by Davidson.
Speaking on the Have A Word Podcast, Carr explained he first debuted the joke at the Hollywood Improv comedy club in Los Angeles.
He revealed that the line got a “laugh and then a ‘oooh’”, and that Davidson was laughing harder than everyone else from the back of the audience.
Carr recalled: “And then there’s a laugh from the back of the room, like a sustained f***ing maniacal laugh from the back of the room.”
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He added: “And you went ‘ok’, because it’s one of those where it’s that spicy enough where I wouldn’t do it without checking. And also I really admire Pete, I like Pete a lot, I think he’s a good guy.”
Davidson’s dad Scott was last seen running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Center moments before the building collapsed, according to reports.
The Saturday Night Live comedian told Jon Bernthal’s Real Ones podcast about the tragic day: “My mum’s like, ‘You’re just grounded, you’re not allowed to watch TV’. I was like, ‘What? I didn’t do anything’.
“And then one night I turn on the TV and I saw my dad on TV. They’re like, ‘These are all the fireman who are dead’.”
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