‘Shut up Jason’: Jimmy Rees says ‘Australia, I’m coming for you’

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‘Shut up Jason’: Jimmy Rees says ‘Australia, I’m coming for you’

Jimmy Rees

Prepare for a whirlwind of laughter as Australian entertainer Jimmy Rees announces his mammoth national Let’s Get Regional tour.

The Let’s Get Regional Tour will see Jimmy Rees tour stages in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong alongside a total of 17 towns from February to July 2024. After the success of his previous tours, Jimmy is ready to bring his unique brand of comedy to regional Australia, promising an unforgettable night of hilarity.

Jimmy Rees, known for his outstanding social media presence with over four million followers and 43 million TikTok likes, is set to embark on a 17-date tour covering regional towns including Ballarat, Bendigo, Caloundra, Toowoomba, Port Macquarie, Lismore, Albany, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Shepparton, Albury, Launceston, Warragul, Geelong, Cairns, and Mount Gambier.

Jimmy Rees Let’s Get Regional Tour

  • 16 Feb: Ballarat Civic Hall, VIC
  • 17 Feb: Ulumburra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
  • 1 Mar: The Event Centre Kings Theatre, Caloundra, QLD
  • 2 Mar: Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
  • 8 Mar: Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie, NSW
  • 9 Mar: Whitebrook Theatre, Lismore, NSW
  • 22 Mar: Albany Entertainment Centre, WA
  • 23 Mar: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, WA
  • 13 Apr: Moncreiff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD
  • 14 Apr: Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD
  • 26 Apr: Riverlinks Eastbank, Shepparton, VIC
  • 27 Apr: Albury Entertainment Centre, NSW
  • 7 Jun: Theatre North at the Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS
  • 21 Jun: West Gippsland Arts Centre, VIC
  • 22 Jun: Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC
  • 7 Jul: Cairns Performing Arts Centre, QLD
  • 26 Jul: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier, SA

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“Regional Australia, I’m coming for you! After touring metro cities over the last few years, I couldn’t be more pumped to be bringing a new live show to many local towns around the country where some I’m visiting and performing for the very first time! Let’s Get Regional!…shut up Jason!,” says Jimmy Rees.

How Jimmy Rees rose to fame

Jimmy Rees, renowned for his role as Giggle on ABC’s Giggle & Hoot from 2009 to 2019, transitioned into primetime TV as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars in 2019. However, it was during the pandemic that Jimmy’s comedy truly took off.

Rees’s comedic style is characterized by clever wordplay, observational humor, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Whether he’s recounting hilarious anecdotes from his personal life or poking fun at the quirks of Australian culture, Rees has a knack for finding humor in the ordinary. His authenticity and down-to-earth charm make him a favorite among audiences, creating a sense of familiarity that resonates with people from diverse backgrounds.

Beyond his success on television, Jimmy Rees has also made a name for himself on the stand-up comedy circuit. His live performances showcase his comedic prowess, as he engages the audience with a mix of storytelling and quick-witted humor. Rees’s ability to read the room and tailor his material to suit the audience’s vibe contributes to the universal appeal of his comedy.

Gaining over 200 million viewing minutes on Facebook alone, Jimmy’s social media comedy, including parodies of Dan Andrews’ media conferences and various observational humour videos, resonated across generations. His Meanwhile in Australia series, The Guy Who Decides, and Jason… shut up Jason! became viral hits.

Following the success of his Not That Kinda Viral tour, Jimmy Rees is taking his comedy to regional towns all over Australia. The tour includes a special charity fundraising show in Lismore, NSW, to support the town’s recovery from recent floods.

The Telstra Plus presale kicks off on Thursday, November 16, followed by the Frontier Member presale on Monday, November 20. General ticket sales open on Wednesday, November 22. Find out more and get tickets here