Comedian Jimmy Carr takes act into Second Life

Jimmy Carr

Irish funnyman Jimmy Carr is set to become the first major comedian to perform stand-up in Second Life. On February 3, as Carr takes the stage in London, his routine will be simultaneously broadcast to a select audience in the virtual world. Will his signature deadpan survive the translation?

Carr is giving away tickets to the event through a competition on his MySpace page.

[Thanks Joe]

(Note: the BBC story grossly exaggerates the size of Second Life's user base. See: Analyzing the press' Second Life obsession)