Comedian set to tackle America in Canadian performance

He may not be polite but he doesn’t mince his words, and that’s what audiences love about comedian Jim Jefferies

The cheeky Australian returns to Victoria with his Unusual Punishment tour, coming to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Saturday, Dec. 9.

The comedian, known for his proficient and frequent use of a certain four-letter word not printable here (no, not that one, THAT one), has a new show on Comedy Central, The Jim Jefferies Show, and is enjoying a height in popularity reached thanks to some viral video clips of his bits on gun control in the United States.

But Jefferies has been known in the world of stand-up comedy for some time, first in his homeland of Australia and later in the United States, where he now lives, with the release of an HBO special in 2009.

Multiple late night TV show appearances and comedy specials later, including two for Netflix, Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy, selling out shows around the world.

His material has long been challenging and controversial, but with his outsider perspective on American politics, Jefferies has become somewhat of a darling for those who lean to the left. Now with the new show and some notoriety for taking on topics such as religion, politics, Donald Trump and the Second Amendment, Jefferies finds himself culturally among the company of liberal loves such as Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and John Oliver.

With his usual impish grin and delight for provocation, Jefferies will be returning to Victoria with a show of all-new material, ready to inspire equal amounts laughter and shock.

Tickets are available at

jimjefferies.com.

— Monday Magazine

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