Is it too soon to joke about bombs in the mail? Jim Carrey makes it work in speech

According to Jim Carrey, there’s nothing funny about the state of politics today. But that doesn’t stop him from reaching for a timely joke that even he admits “may be a little soon.”

While accepting the Charlie Chaplin Brittania Award for humor Friday at the Beverly Hilton, Carrey quipped, “I’m glad (this trophy) didn’t come in the mail.” He added, maybe only half-joking, “I don’t have packages delivered to my home.”

The honoree was referencing the 10 suspected explosive devices that were sent to Democratic Party leaders and supporters and recovered this week. 

“It is my job to try (for a joke),” he said, defending himself, because fellow award recipient Cate Blanchett earlier in the night said that there’s no way to joke about suspicious packages.

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