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fond­ness for drugs and al­co­hol, his ma­te­rial was crude, of­fen­sive and de­fi­antly non-PC. These days, how­ever, Jef­feries – al­though hardly sani­tised – is a comic much more in tune with so­ci­ety’s con­cerns. His lat­est ma­te­rial tackles ev­ery­thing from Don­ald Trump to the Har­vey We­in­stein scan­dal, and he’s even de­nounced some of his ear­lier, more sex­istlean­ing comic ma­te­rial. One rou­tine in par­tic­u­lar, from his Net­flix spe­cial on Amer­ica’s re­la­tion­ship with guns, seems to go vi­ral ev­ery time there’s a mass shoot­ing in the US.

Cur­rently on his big­gest-ever UK tour to date, The Night Talker, Jef­feries will surely be rel­ish­ing his re­turn to Manch­ester this week­end. On this oc­ca­sion, fin­gers crossed, he’ll be de­liv­er­ing the

Manch­ester Arena / manch­ester­ / 0844 847 8000 / Today / 6.30pm / £48

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