Comedian Jimmy Carr has been doing what he does best at BGC’s Charity Day in Canary Wharf – making people laugh with gentle mockery.
Branding The Wharf “a lovely local paper for lovely little local businesses in the heart of the financial district”, he went on explain why he’d agreed to host the event, held in memory of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.
He said: “Atrocities happened to BGC, but they have managed to turn this into a positive through this day and by making such a lot of money for so many well-deserved charities.”
He said he was hoping to meet Samuel L Jackson, who was the first to arrive at the Barclays building where BGC is based.
Jimmy said: “I would love to chat with him – he’s just been in every film out there.
“He’s raising money for One For The Boys, which helps those with testicular cancer.”
Not everything impressed Jimmy as much as the impending arrival of the a-list film star, however.
“The trading information just looks like a lot of gibberish to me,” he said.
“And those computers look like some crappy ones from the 1990s.
“Even the most modern looking screen looks like something from Windows 4.”
IT concerns notwithstanding, he did let slip he might be heading for Jamie’s Italian after the event and that a trip to this part of town was a treat.
He said: “I don’t get to the City that much – I’ll do the odd corporate gig, but you read about the area so much in the news I feel I really should come more often.”
Jimmy was one of many celebrities at BGC’s Charity Day in Canary Wharf, held in memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.