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Michael Shafar Getting Better

Michael Shafar Getting Better

As seen and heard on ABC's Comedy Bites, SBS TV's RAW Comedy and Channel 10's The Project.

After sold out seasons 2016–2019, Michael Shafar returns with an ALL NEW show. Find out why everything is Getting Better.

Praise for Michael Shafar:
'I cannot recommend this enough. ★★★★★' Eventalaide

'A cracking pace. ★★★★½'  FringeFeed

'A warm and intelligent performance. ★★★★' The Age

'You'd crawl over broken glass to see him. ★★★★★' Glam Adelaide

'Still laughing a day later. ★★★★½' The Plus Ones

'Shafar sets the room on fire with laughter. ★★★★½' The Australia Times

'Clever, witty, informed and well-crafted. ★★★★' Beat Magazine

Suitable for audiences 16+

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