• BAFTA: Jim Carrey is excellent at comedy

    Jim Carrey will be honored at the 2018 BAFTA Britannia Awards later this month. Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy. Also being honored is Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones for British artist of the year. “Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Bree in a statement. “Jim is a legend in this industry, bringing joy and laughter to audiences around the world through his unique award-winning performances.”

    Not coincidentally at all I’m sure, Carrey currently stars in the new Showtime series Kidding where he plays a Mr. Rogers type. He’s been in the news recently after calling President Trump a ‘traitor” on Saturday at The New Yorker Festival. Speaking about the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, “Today is not the end of the world. That is tentatively scheduled for November. But you can do something to change it!”

    If you feel like you haven’t seen Jim Carrey in a movie in a while, you’re right. Since 2014’s Dumb and Dumber sequel, he’s only been in a couple of indie movies. He’s been passing the time creating political art, in case you didn’t already think he could do it all (follow him on Twitter to peruse his work). A recent piece of Dr. Christine Ford at her Senate Judiciary Committee testimony encourages, “Avenge her in November. vote.gov”.

    Up next for Carrey is voicing Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He’ll be presented with his British trophy on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    Billy Procida

    Laughspin editor-in-chief Billy Procida is a stand-up comedian in New York City. He hosts The Manwhore Podcast where he talks to women he's hooked up with about sex, dating, and why they didn't work out. Reach him on Twitter.

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