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New Year’s Edge: Jim Jefferies closes out 2016 with two shows at the Wilbur


Jim Jefferies has always had an affinity for Boston. His 2014 stand-up special, Bare, was filmed at the Wilbur, and tonight he closes out a six show run that began Thursday at the venue with 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets.

The Australian comedian is best known for his acerbic and uncompromisingly blunt observations, making it no surprise that his current trek is titled the Unusual Punishment Tour.

Expect ridiculous, over the top humor, like the bit about partying in Bare where he talks about being up at five in the morning on a Monday with six other comedians doing coke and trying to figure out “where women might be.” The conclusion is that nurses are ending their shift soon, so hanging out in front of the emergency room might be a good idea.


Then there’s the story below where he is doing word association with his therapist and the topic of word association where Jefferies is asked what is his favorite thing in the world. Hint: it’s not ice cream.

Jefferies also has some controversial takes, his views on gun control being one of them, and according to Facebook posts about the show on Thursday, led to tense moments with some audience members unfamiliar with his act who ended up walking out. They’re likely the same people who wouldn’t appreciate one of Jefferies’ most well-known comments, “Here’s the thing about people who believe in god… they’re idiots.”


Tickets are still available for both shows this evening. Info below.

JIM JEFFERIES :: Saturday, December 31 at the Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. 18-plus, $41.95 to $51.95 :: Advance tickets :: Wilbur event page :: Featured photo by John Shearer via Netflix