Jefferies jabs

Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies returns to Tel Aviv in January.

October 18, 2017 21:06
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Jefferies jabs

Provocative stand-up comic Jim Jefferies.. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Australian comic Jim Jefferies, known for his provocative humor that lacks sympathy for most subjects, including himself, is returning to Israel to perform a stand-up show at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena on January 16, as part of his “The Unusual Punishment Tour.”

The comedian first became known in Australia before heading to England and then the US, where he now lives.

Jefferies burst onto the scene in the US after his popular debut HBO special I Swear to God. His additional successful comedy specials include Contraband, Alcoholocaust and Fully Functional.

Smart, crude and in-your-face, Jefferies doesn’t shy away from politics, religion, or other controversial topics, be it lampooning gun control, auditioning disabled actors, or over-sharing sexual experiences. In an interview with Esquire, he talked about how his candid style affects society: “You’re never going to change a person’s mind just with a joke. But what you do is to start a conversation.

With my gun control thing, after Sandy Hook, no one mentioned Australia.

And then I mentioned Australia, and now all you hear every time they talk about gun control they use Australia as an example.

Nobody was doing that before. So nothing has changed, but I did start a conversation.”

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