Jimmy Carr has responded to the exposure of his reported tax avoidance at a gig in Kent.
The revelation that the comedian puts £3.3m a year into an offshore shelter was brought up by an audience member at his Tunbridge Wells show last night (June 19) who accused him of not paying tax.
"I have been paying exactly how much I need to and not a penny more," Carr responded, according to The Telegraph.
The 8 Out of 10 Cats host also joked about the criticism he has received in the press for his tax scheme.
"I haven't been reading newspapers today," he told the crowd. "Murdoch is giving me lessons on morality?"
Carr is one of more than 1,100 Britons sheltering a total of £168m each year with the Jersey-based K2.
Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has described Carr and others who avoid tax as the "moral equivalent of benefits cheats". It was confirmed yesterday that the revenue now intends to "challenge [K2] in every way available".
Members of Take That have also been outed as investing £26m in a scheme allegedly designed to avoid paying tax.
Watch Jimmy Carr's 2011 sketch about tax avoidance on 10 O'Clock Live below: