Edgy Jim flies in

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - BRIAN BOYD

JIM JEF­FRIES Tri­pod, Harcourt St, Dublin Fri 7.30pm 116 0818-719300; Cyprus Av­enue, Caro­line St, Cork Sat 7.30pm 0818-719300 115.50

A clip of Aus­tralian comic Jim Jef­fries get­ting punched in the face by an irate punter dur­ing a gig has so far amassed over seven mil­lion hits on YouTube. The clip is a good ex­am­ple of how Jef­fries, with his brash and con­fronta­tional style, can some­times push it just a bit too far. In his cur­rent show, 30, Jef­fries talks about thir­tysome­thing angst in­clud­ing how over the past few years he has nar­rowly avoided three bombs in Iraq (where he was per­form­ing) and has had a can­cer­ous tu­mour re­moved.

Al­ways ar­riv­ing with lots of orig­i­nal ma­te­rial and a skewed view of the world that al­lows him to reach a dif­fer­ent level of ob­ser­va­tion, Jef­fries is in­vari­ably a de­light.

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