Gary the Goat is com­ing to Mag­nums

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Carruthers Peter.Carruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

JIMBO Ba­zoobi is a blue and bawdy stand-up co­me­dian spe­cial­is­ing in the lost art of the Aussie ver­nac­u­lar.

A true gypsy of the out­back, Jimbo has played more than 1000 shows na­tion­ally dur­ing his 20 odd laps around the coun­try.

And this month he is com­ing to Mag­nums Ho­tel.

Back in 2011, he bought a goat he named Gary for a car­ton of Emu Bit­ter, not re­al­is­ing the won­der­ful twists and turns his life would take from that mo­ment on.

When Gary got busted for eat­ing veg­e­ta­tion in Syd­ney, me­dia from around the world jumped on the nov­elty of the story.

This how­ever, wouldn’t be the last peo­ple would hear of Jimbo and Gary.

While trav­el­ling around and putting on com­edy shows, Jimbo started doc­u­ment­ing his trav­els with Gary and putting the videos on so­cial me­dia.

One part Alby Man­gels, one part Rod­ney Rude, one part Skippy – they re­flect a true story of mate­ship, adventure and laughs.

And they hit a nerve too; the videos started go­ing vi­ral and clock­ing up mil­lions of views all over the globe.

With hi­lar­i­ous nar­ra­tion and an in­ti­mate in­sight into the Aus­tralian land­scape and cul­ture, these short films (shot on the smell of an oily rag) will one day pro­vide a time cap­sule of what Aus­tralia was re­ally like over the last few years.

The videos also had one other knock-on ef­fect, they turned Gary into the most fa­mous goat on earth.

Now with 1.7 mil­lion Facebook fol­low­ers and grow­ing, Gary the Goat is a celebrity and there is huge in­ter­est from the pub­lic for Jimbo to bring his com­edy and his best mate Gary to a venue near them.

Now Gary has re­cov­ered from his toe op­er­a­tion, that time has come.

Jimbo and Gary the Goat are to­gether again and not to be missed at Mag­nums.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GOOD GOAT: The Jimbo and Gary the Goat Com­edy Show is com­ing to Mag­nums Ho­tel on November 25.

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