Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

This article is from 2010

Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

Aussie stand-up regales audience with wild anecdotes

What is an Alcoholocaust? Well, the Jim Jefferies dictionary definition reads thus: ‘The aftermath of a drinking party, usually resulting in every available horizontal surface being covered in empty booze containers, spilled beverages, and a general sticky alcoholic residue.’ It’s not a great leap to assume that the man who has an HBO special entitled I Swear to God under his belt, has experienced one or two such scenarios in his time.

Now residing in the sunny States, this once London-based Aussie comic is back doing a full Fringe run and when he gets into his stride you know you’re in the presence of a rare stand-up talent. If his previous shows are anything to go by, JJ will be regaling us with some wild anecdotes from the past 12 months as well as dipping back into his humorous/sordid history. Disability, religion, boozing, women and idiocy: it should all be there.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, Bristo Square, 08445 458 252, 6–30 Aug (not 16, 27), 10.30pm; 27 Aug, 11.20pm, £14–£17.50 (£12–£15). Previews 4 & 5 Aug, £10.

Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

  • 4 stars

Never afraid to court controversy, Jefferies' forthright and opinionated shows have sometimes divided audiences. But no one ever said being a comedian was easy, even if Jefferies makes it look that way. With five Edinburgh Fringe sell-out shows, numerous TV appearances, an HBO hour-long comedy special and phenomenal…