The comedian, 48, and his long-time partner, Karoline Copping, 46, are reported to have secretly welcomed a son two years ago. Carr, who is known for his dark humour, revealed he is now a father at a stand-up comedy show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, according to The Sun.
During an adoption joke, mentioned his son, telling the audience: “I had to tell my little boy he’s adopted. I mean, he isn’t, but the look on his face. I said, ‘No, no, no, you were adopted, the new family is picking you up tomorrow.'”
“We’re having a gender-reveal party for our kid but we’re going to wait until he’s 21 just to be sure,” he said in another joke. “With some babies, you can’t tell, is it a boy or an ugly girl?”
Since 2020, the host of 8 Out of 10 Cats has been seen pushing a pram on various occasions, but he has never confirmed that he is a father. Carr has been in a relationship with Channel 5 commissioning editor for 20 years after meeting her at an audition.
Last month, Carr said he fears being “cancelled” following UK’s end to coronavirus lockdown and as he prepares to return to stand up. “Not being able to go out there and do what we normally do has been a challenge,” he said during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
“They’re talking about June 21st — I’ve got gigs booked in from June 21st… god willing, that would be a return to normality… I think I’ll probably get cancelled, I’ll be a bit giddy and overexcited. I’m a dab hand at it now.”