On Saturday, November 16th, Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosted one of the most famous comedians in the world – Jim Jefferies.
Jefferies is known for his controversial brand of comedy, which has previously landed him in hot water while simultaneously acquiring him a loyal fanbase.
Although Jefferies has made a considerable effort in attempting to convince the public that his jokes are just that – jokes – it hasn’t slowed him down from taking aim at a variety of different social and political groups.
Saturday night was nothing out of the ordinary for the American-Australian stand-up comedian as he took aim at millennials, stating that they are a “horrendous, horrible generation,” plagued with self-indulgence.
Jefferies ended his bit with a message to millennials: “I hate to break it to you, but every generation to have ever existed has been the most progressive generation. You’re not special. You’re just the next load of people.”
Jokes aimed at millennials did not bother the audience. Fans clearly came into the evening prepared for Jeffries’ confrontational comedy style.
The more controversial, the more enjoyment the audience took out of the experience, laughing hysterically for most of the evening. While the show was not sold out, it was well attended.
Jefferies has come under fire in the past for his on-stage misogyny, which did not slow him down at Saturday evening’s performance where he stated he “doesn’t get along with women,” as part of a bit about wishing he was gay, so that he could avoid having to interact with women.
In an interview with Hamptons.com, Jefferies explained, “First and foremost, I hope in my delivery and in nuance, if there is something really offensive or when you’re talking about horrendous subjects, you hope that people know that you’re joking, and that’s the real trick of it all. And sometimes not everyone does. They think you’re a horrible, vile person, but you hope that people know you’re joking.”
Jefferies was propelled to fame in 2014 after a bit from his Netflix special, BARE, went viral. The segment detailed Jefferies’ thoughts on gun control in the United States of America.
The Australian comedian, who recently acquired American citizenship, is the host of his own show, The Jim Jefferies Show, and has three successful Netflix specials to his name.
It was announced this week that the Jim Jefferies Show will air its last episode on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. The show was cancelled after three seasons by Comedy Central.