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Rare Carrey-interview from City Lights (1984)
12 Aug 2009    

By Priya B (Web correspondent)

A very rare and interesting interview of Jim Carrey was uploaded recently on YouTube. Appearance on the Canadian TV Show ĎCity Lightsí hosted by Brian Linehan in 1984. Jim was just 22 years old that time and a struggling comedian.

He was asked about his experience working with Rodney Dangerfield. Jim explained that he was very thrilled to be discovered by him and knew that something good have finally started in his career.

Dangerfield gave him a chance to do an opening act for his show and Jim considered it as one of his biggest break. He further said that whenever he was doing a stand up act Dangerfield always praised him, especially when he made faces and elbowed people sitting next to him saying "look at the faces he is making...funny, isnít it?"


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The next question Jim was asked about his family, especially his father Percy Carrey. Jim said that he is a great guy, funny and his inspiration to become a comedian. He always used to encourage him to follow his dreams.

Further, he was asked about his career and what movies he has done and will be doing in future. Jim mentioned "Finders Keepers" which was a Canadian movie.

The interview is about half an hour long and you can watch it in three parts. Donít miss it!! Itís worth seeing!

Watch the show here:


Jim Carrey Interview - City Lights (part 1)
Description Jim Carrey's appearance in City Lights. Part 1 of 3.

Original Air Date: 1984
Copyright CityTV
Length 9 minutes 59 seconds
Link Goto YouTube



Jim Carrey Interview - City Lights (part 2)
Description Jim Carrey's appearance in City Lights. Part 2 of 3.

Original Air Date: 1984
Copyright CityTV
Length 9 minutes 32 seconds
Link Goto YouTube



Jim Carrey Interview - City Lights (part 3)
Description Jim Carrey's appearance in City Lights. Part 3 of 3.

Original Air Date: 1984
Copyright CityTV
Length 3 minutes 53 seconds
Link Goto YouTube


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