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Absolute Zero: Jez Watts


Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
The Cave: AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

★★★★ The Music, 2018. "Serious laughs" ★★★★½ Perth Happenings, 2018.

"If you like funny, dirty standup you'll love Jez Watts" Onya Mag, 2019

"Delivery that transcends the room" Chortle UK, 2018

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, touring Australian comic and host of The Nasty Show Australia Jez Watts is back with a brand new hour of jokes, bits, stories & improvised songs for 2019. Completely sold out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 & 2018.

"See Jez Watts whatever he does" Greg Fleet (Aus Comedy Legend) "Very funny" Joe Mande (Parks & Rec, Master of None) "Great show" Brian Posehn (Comedians of Comedy, Deadpool) "This guy sold me weed" Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop)

Sold Out Edinburgh Fringe 2017 & 2018. Sold Out FRINGE WORLD 2016 & 2017. Sold Out Sydney 2017. Sold Out Adelaide 2018.

★★★★ Fourth Wall Media, 2018. "Hilarious" ★★★★ What's On In Adelaide, 2017.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 22, 2019    The Mumble

The Cave at Cabaret Voltaire looked attractive as we took our seats and slowly filled the room. It’s one those venues where the brickwork was exposed, a perfect setting for Australian Jez Watts’ brand of raw, close to the bone stand up. He revelled in his reputation for being “dirty”, verging on unacceptable and further reminded us that while we were there for comedy, he was at work, something he did with confidence. As he got into his stride, he confided that the title of his show, absolute zero, wasn’t because he was at rock bottom but was more to do with his state of indebtedness to his girlfriend, someone he revealed that he was going to propose to just as soon as he’s raised the money to pay her back. His prospective wife had in fact supplied the $1000 to furnish his act with the tech he used in his show, but he owed her a further $16000.

Despite this rather appealing revelation, this was a guy who took a somewhat mocking stance to life as he launched into his no-holds-barred reflections on everything from his own worries and concerns to his take on civilisation and the state of the human race. Which he compared to chickens in a George Orwell -esk take on the organisation of society. Nor did he hold back from confronting the audience in a not altogether comfortable way. But it’s up to you whether you take offence, or take comfort in the thought that the crudest japes are working hard for us in the name of liberty and freedom of speech, which is after all is the crux of true democracy. Click Here For Review

If You Like Funny Dirty Standup You'll Like Jez Watts

April 20, 2019   Onya Mag Australia

If You Like Funny Dirty Standup You'll Like Jez Watts

In Jez Watts’ own words, “if you like funny, dirty stand up”, you’ll enjoy Absolute Zero.

In Watts’ MICF debut, he fuses punchy, gritty comedy with music and self-deprecating anecdotes like his $18,000 debt to his girlfriend.

Off the back of touring Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Watts has put together a highlight reel of his best bits of the last four years for his Comedy Festival inauguration.

The former-soldier, -husband, -neuroscientist and -drug addict (his words) will have you at both times laughing and feeling concerned at his tribulations (of which there are many).

An ode to Reggie Watts in the form of an improvised song made on a loop station is a funny, musical reprieve from bits about crippling debt and being prescribed animal antibiotics.

Despite his seemingly gruff exterior, Watts has an earnest and genuine spirit, with a backstory that will leave you feeling happy to have bought a ticket (because the fee will go straight to paying off his debt). Click Here For Article