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Comedian Jimmy Carr’s next jab at New Zealand – this time it’s Whanganui

British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr landed another jab against NZ, cracking a joke about the size of Whanganui, the most recent stop on his Terribly Funny comedy tour.

After already teasing New Plymouth’s “sight (singular)” this week, The comic posted a new photo of a knitted doll version of himself next to the opera house where he will perform in Whanganui.

Jimmy Carr in Whanganui

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Jimmy Carr in Whanganui

“I’m in Whanganui for two shows, which I think means the entire town’s population is coming to see me…twice”, Carr tweeted around midnight Thursday.

The population of Whanganui is 45,309 according to Stats NZ.

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Comedian Urzila Carson also chimed in underneath Carr’s post, writing: “Ah Whanganui…known for its cuisine after 5pm…”

It’s not Whanganui, Jimmy. It’s #Whangavegas, baby!” one user joked.

Carr will play Whanganui’s Royal Opera House before heading to Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, and more cities across the country.

Here is a full rundown of Carr’s NZ tour schedule:

Whanganui – Royal Whanganui Opera House, Thursday 12 January

Palmerston North – Regent on Broadway, Friday 13 January

Wellington FC – Michael Fowler Centre, Saturday 14 January

Nelson – Trafalgar Centre, Monday 16 January

Christchurch – Christchurch Arena, Tuesday 17 January

Dunedin – Town Hall, Wednesday 18 January

Invercargill – Civic Theatre, Thursday 19 January

Auckland – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Saturday 21 January

Hawkes Bay – Toitoi Events Centre, Wednesday 25 January

Tauranga – Trustpower Arena Baypark, Thursday 26 January

Hamilton – Globox Arena Claudelands, Friday 27 January

Hawkes Bay – Toitoi Events Centre, Tuesday 31 January

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