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Jim Jefferies, the globally renowned Australian stand-up, has announced a two-week whistle-stop tour to take place straight after his Edinburgh Festival run. This will be the first time he has performed in the UK since his 2010 mammoth 50 date tour of the critically acclaimed show ‘Alcoholocaust’.

In ‘Fully Functional’, Jim once again challenges our beliefs and routine behavior. Always surprising and controversial Jim is best known for his living-on-the-edge, true-life stories in which his good intentions are masked with deviant behaviour. From a threesome he had in Montreal, to God at a party and meeting Neil Finn at a Q Magazine Awards.

His last Edinburgh saw Jim perform his biggest and best show to date at the Edinburgh Festival’s 1000 seater McEwan Hall, where he sold over 17,500 tickets and garnered six 5-star reviews and eleven 4-star reviews, it was recorded for DVD which is still in the top 50 DVD sellers on Amazon and Play. Jim has firmly established his place in the hierarchy of UK comedy.

“Genuinely hilarious” SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE ****

“Alcoholcaust is a blistering assault of comedy brilliance.” TIME OUT ****

“Jim Jefferies is a great observational comic… And he only uses the word c**nt 14 times!” SCOTSMAN ****

“Jefferies is currently stand-up comedy’s most irresistible force.” HERALD *****

“Other comedians may cut to the bone, even draw blood but when Jefferies is in full flow he is the stand up equivalent of Spinal Tap, with a single jab he can turn a cacophony of laughs into winces, gasps and giggles.” METRO *****

“Jim Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy worldwide. A full on comedy superstar" THE LIST ****

“His timing and delivery is masterful and Jefferies has the audience in the palm of his hand within the first few minutes.” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE *****

“He reveals himself to be an evocative storyteller, showing that behind all the brutal bluster is a comic with heart” CHORTLE ****

“He delivers a rousing roundhouse of laughs, barely giving his audience time to inhale between gasps of ecstatic outrage. Hugely enjoyable by his dedicated army of filth fans.” BROADWAY BABY *****

“Hysterical, filthy and pleasantly shocking. Jefferies has lost none of his frank and brutally honest wit.” HAIRLINE *****

“Buy a ticket and enjoy a real comedy superstar.” ONE 4 REVIEW *****

“One of Jefferies finest comedic attributes is his skill at crafting a monumental anecdote.” SPOONFED.CO.UK ****

“Painfully funny” BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE ****

“The self-styled super offensive Australian stand-up does not disappoint. The material is truly outrageous and Jeffries’ impressive stage presence is alternately lively and laconic. Moreover, the construction of his routines is actually very clever” BIG ISSUE ****

"Britain’s most offensive stand-up comic…fearless….acid-tongued” Q


Posted on Monday 16th July 2012

Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

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