A former Army commander yesterday called for Jimmy Carr to quit for making fun of soldiers who have lost limbs.
Patrick Mercer, Conservative MP and chairman of the Commons subcommittee on terrorism, said certain subjects should be instinctively "off limits" for stand-up comics.
Carr told a 2,500-strong audience at the Manchester Apollo: "Say what you like about servicemen amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, but we're going to have a (expletive) good paralympic team in 2012."
Mr Mercer, who spoke to serving troops about the line, said they were "amazed" by it.
"He was one of their favourite comics," said Mr Mercer. "He has spent a great deal of time with troops at Selly Oak and Headley Court, but that just makes it even more bizarre.
"It's not funny and his career should end right now. I understand his desire to shock but there are certain subjects you can't make fun of and one of those is the sacrifice of our troops - especially this close to Remembrance Sunday.