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Jez Watts Comedy presents

The Nasty Show

Jez Watts Comedy presents

The Nasty Show

Worldwide smash hit The Nasty Show Australia returns to Melbourne!

With sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth FRINGE WORLD, Perth Comedy Festival and independent touring throughout Australia this is a show not to be missed.

Created and curated by comedian Jez Watts (Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh Fringe, The Guardian UK), The Nasty Show is a playground for exceptional comics to deliver their filthiest, darkest and most inappropriate material.

'Not for the faint-hearted. ★★★★' The Music

'A masterclass in smut. ★★★★' The Australia Times

'If you don’t want to be offended, you should probably buy tickets to something else. Don’t miss it.' Fringefeed

'★★★★½' Fourth Wall

'★★★★' Perth Happenings

'★★★★' Winning At Failing

Line-up for the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival:

Nicky Barry
Making it to the Victoria state finals of RAW Comedy in her first 3 gigs, Nicky Barry is in high demand as an MC and feature act across Australia and occasionally beyond. "The Bawdy Dame of Melbourne Comedy”s razor-sharp wit and brazen delivery never disappoints and she’s been a featured headline for The Nasty Show at shows across Australia.

'Frighteningly funny.' Herald Sun

Glenn Grimwood
A WA RAW state finalist and regular Nasty Show grub, Glenn has been crushing hearts and minds across Australia for almost ten years. He's featured on The Nasty Show across Australia and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (and he's never been on TV, so you know he must be good).

'Hilarious.’ Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop Podcast)

'A joy to watch.' Fringefeed 

Jez Watts
Performing live comedy for a decade, featuring in over 30 festivals and touring throughout Australia, Asia and the UK, this Melbourne-based creator of The Nasty Show Australia and 50 First Jokes w/ Jez Watts is currently touring his best-of stand-up hour Jokes About Sex & Death (And No Other Topics) alongside the original show Bun Runner: The Comedy Musical. He’s got a masters in neuroscience but never brings it up onstage. He used to be in the army and brings that up once.

Tour support for Duncan Trussell (USA), Brian Posehn (USA) Sami Shah (PAK), and a number of others, he was selected for The Guardian (UK) “Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh Fringe” in 2018, and co-hosts the weekly 'Tiny Vet Podcast' with his fiancée.

‘The blend of dark, satirical and proper naughty comedy does wonders to bolster his drug-fuelled and sexual encounter stories fittingly, leaving you on the edge of your seat as more outrageous details spill out. ★★★★½’ Fringefeed 

Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Strong coarse language, References to or simulation of violence, References to self-harm and suicide, References to sexual assault or abuse, Strong sexual references.


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