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|Alcoholocaust: Edited highlights|
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|Live At The Comedy Store|
|Jim Jeffries punched on stage|
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Jim Jefferies trained as an opera singer before turning to stand-up. He has appeared in festivals across the world as well as TV stand-up shows. In 2007, he was punched on stage at the Manchester Comedy Store, and the video of the incident became a worldwide hit o the internet.
He supported Dennis Leary at the new York comedy festival the same year; and the following year landed a pilot sitcom with Paramount Comedy. He was nominated for best headliner in the 2008 Chortle awards.
He was born Jeffries but had to add an 'e' to hs surname to avoid confusion with an American performer of the same name.
Original Review:Something is very wrong with Jim Jeffriesí moral compass, thatís for sure. Taken at face value, his flagrantly distasteful set squeezes every trigger of knee-jerk liberal offence. Itís a catalogue of PC no-nos: from unabashedly misogynistic gags about womenís genitals to mocking the disabled, proving that this coarse Australian considers no topic too impolite to joke about.
But somehow he gets away with this taboo-busting tirade and few take genuine offence. Sure youíll hear sharp intakes of breath mixed in with the shocked laughter, but thereís never any doubt these are only gags. Maybe itís the sheer audacity of the depths of bad taste to which heíll plunge, or maybe itís his slightly awkward, socially screwed-up persona. Either way, itís obvious heís no role model and his provocative views are not to be taken seriously.
That said, his expletive-doused routine is certainly aimed squarely at the lads, stirring up a raucous reaction to saying the unsayable. In a way, heís captured the jokey spirit of magazines like Loaded without too many of their hideously Neanderthal overtones.
For all the hard-edged vileness that spews from his mouth Ė sometimes given armsí length distance bye repeating comments from his even less-tactful father - thereís something almost endearing about the way he is so desperate to prompt a reaction, and an underlying likeability that is always evident.. And, from the point of view of pure craftsmanship, you canít fault the way some of his gags are skillfully put together and deftly told.
|Date of review: Oct 2006|
Thursday 9th Aug, '12- Assembly Hall
Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust
Tuesday 27th Jul, '10- Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue
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Show - Montreal 2007 - Tuesday 17th Jul, '07-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2007 -
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Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2006 - Monday 0th Aug, '06-
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Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2004 -
If yo're gay or a humourless cunt, don't bother. For the rest of us, this guy is hilarious.
Dull and derivative. He does "edgy" comedy for people whose idea of edge is warmed over Andrew Dice Clay. Seriously, dude's a hack - this shit's been done to death.
Very funny. Funniest Aussie I've listened to. Many levels above interesting. Most I've laughed since my family died
Anyone who was at the Jim Jefferies gig's at Inverness, was in for a treat. He managed two shows on the same night (due to ticket demand). He didn't disappoint - from the start he just took the audience along on an extremely humorous anecdotal journey. He's a rare comedian who can weave in expletive's in his material that seem to enhance the stories he regales to his audience not detract from them. Like some naughty half pissed schoolboy boosting what he's been up to during the summer vacation to his friends. You could see he was enjoying himself on stage and threw open - any questions to the audience, received and answered them in his inimitable Aussie manner. He would have kept going if not for the second show, as it was he did more than an hour thirty and still firing on all cylinders comedy wise. All the plaudits that come his way are well founded. Most definitely a must see comedian. He surprised even me.
Saw Alcoholocaust in Edinburgh and came out totally hating the man. I wasn't offended by his jokes, just bored by them. He seems to think that simply saying cunt and being sexist are hilarious - they can be but they need at least a modicum of thought and a hint of actual writing or structure. I have no idea how he gets good reviews, maybe I saw him on a bad night but I couldn't believe an act so devoid of humour, wit or intelligence can be so lauded. I hate this man.
By far the best comedian on the planet right now. His turn of phrase is amazing, he is very intelligent and makes you laugh so hard it hurts!!
Jim Jeffries is the best comedian in this country at the moment, He is completely offensive, but there are subtle hints of Bill Hicks in the humour. I think the man is a direct response to the over indulgent politcally correct world we live in, where even rape is thought to be offensive, not the sensual love we know it is.
Saw him at Late and Live and he was dreadful. Completely pissed which didn't help and set completely lacked structure or jokes. Even his bantering with the audience was mediocre.
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Jim Jefferies' US series starts tonight
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Big Value Comedy Club (Early)
Edinburgh Fringe 2004
Jim Jeffries: Porn Idol
Edinburgh Fringe 2006
Jim Jeffries: The Second Coming
Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Jim Jeffries: 30
Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Jim Jeffries: Hammered
Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Jim Jeffries Live 2009
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional
Misc live shows
Yanks Your Chain
Jim Jeffries: Second Coming [Montreal 2007]
Nasty Show 2007