VIDEO: Jim Carrey Delivers Politically Charged Speech at Britannia Awards - 'How Dare They!'
The Britannia Awards were held on Friday night, and usually funny-man Jim Carrey was not joking around.
According to The Wrap, Carrey received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, and in his speech, he name-dropped people who have been in the news lately, such as Colin Kaepernick and Christine Blasey Ford, yelling "How dare they!" at their right-wing critics.
The evening leading up to that point had been mostly non-political, but Carrey, known recently for posting political artwork on social media, was not one to stay silent.
At the end of his speech, he said, "I know this isn't funny. I want to be funny, and I will be again. But things are not very funny these days."
The speech received a partial standing ovation from the crowd.
Read more on The Wrap, and watch the full speech below.
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Jim Carrey is an award-winning actor who has been honored for both his dramatic and comedic work. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, for the title role in Peter Weir's "The Truman Show." Carrey won his second Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, in Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon." Over the course of his career he has also been recognized numerous times by the MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards, and NickelodeonKids' Choice Awards.
Carrey currently stars in and executive produces the critically acclaimed Showtimeseries "Kidding" portraying Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children's television whose life begins to implode. He can next be seen in Paramount's upcoming live-action film "Sonic the Hedgehog" where he will be playing the villainous Dr. Robotnik. Carrey is the subject of the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," a behind-the-scenes look at his portrayal of Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon." In 2017, he showcased his art in the short documentary "Jim Carrey: I Needed Color" which explores his life as an artist. Carrey has starred in dozens of films including "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Dumb and Dumber," "Liar Liar," "The Mask," and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and on the hit television series "In Living Color."