Jimmy Carr tells Joe Rogan about interaction with New Zealand patched Hells Angels member

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 12:23PM

British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr has opened up about an interesting experience involving a patched gang member in the audience of one of his shows in New Zealand.

Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience, the comedian detailed how he engaged with a Hells Angels gang member in the front row during a gig in Hamilton.

Carr was in New Zealand in January for his Terribly Funny tour, which included a show at Hamilton’s Globox Arena Claudelands where the interaction occurred.

“I met a guy in Hamilton in New Zealand where they have biker gangs... I met him on stage. I’m chatting to a guy in the front row. ‘What do you do?’” the comedian asked the patched member.

That’s when the audience member explained that he was a member of the bike gang Hells Angels.

Carr continued: “The guy looked kind of scrawny. I said ‘what do you do?’ And he said ‘accounts’.

“He’s the accounts guy! But he was wearing the biker [jacket] and he had the biker tats, but he was a really scrawny guy.”

Carr then doubled down, poking fun at the man’s role for the Hells Angels.

“I just love the idea that someone joined a biker gang and gone ‘right, what am I doing? Am I getting the crystal meth? Am I running the hookers? Am I transportation? Am I protection?’

“No, we need someone to do double-entry bookkeeping because this is getting out of hand. There’s no toilet paper, someone’s doing the admin, someone’s doing that for the Hells Angels.”

Rogan interjected, adding: “Do you guys need shell accounts? ... I guess they have to otherwise they’ll fall apart. wild!”

Carr recounted the incident on Rogan’s podcast in a near-three-hour special that was recorded two months ago.

Kiwis reacted to the clip which was uploaded to social media, with many seeing the funny side to Carr’s experience with our gangs.

“A biker gang from New Zealand would absolutely be dorky enough to need an accountant,” one joked.

Another added: “Bearing in mind they all have lawyers. Which more often than not triggers the need for Accountants. Auditors not so much.”

The 51-year-old, who hosts the UK television show 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, used the opportunity to praise New Zealand, its people, and crowd audiences.

He asked Rogan whether he had “played New Zealand” before describing it as a “phenomenal place” with “the best audiences” and most “wonderful people”.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz

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