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Michael Shafar Lots to Say

Michael Shafar Lots to Say

Michael Shafar has been on the TV and radio quite a bit, but you're more likely to know him from the Internet because traditional media is dead.

He has 100,000+ followers on social media and had 80+ million views on his videos over the last year. He also had three death threats, so you know he's funny!

Michael now lives in London, but he's back in his hometown because he has lots to say about the state of the world. In this brand-new, boundary-pushing show, Michael will weigh into the culture wars and touch on the topics that most comedians are smart enough to avoid.

'Shafar circumnavigates the line between edgy and offensive with beautiful finesse.' ★★★★½ The Age

'He’s a brand of comedian that is getting rarer and rarer to come by these days, and if you’re among those who fear comedy has gotten too politically correct, this show will put those fears to rest.' ★★★★ Time Out

'A wildly inventive, darkly comic imagination.' ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

Strictly for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes.


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