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Jasmine Fairbairn Swimming the Seas of Failure

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A British stand up comedian, musician and writer living in Nijmegen. See more at
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Jasmine Fairbairn is a Canadian living in Brisbane. She came here for love and stayed for the weather. Back in Canada, she was a regular feature at the renowned, prestigious Loose Moose Theatre. Whether you've heard of it or not, it's had a monumental impact on the world of comedy. it's the birthplace of a number of different improv show-styles and boasts such alumni as Patti Stiles, Mark McKinney and Veena Sood.

Since settling in Australia Jasmine has turned her talents to stand-up comedy, becoming a notable name in a short space of time off the back of her sharp wit, expert delivery and unique perspective. She's killing it so prolifically it's a wonder she's not been arrested. Her life has followed anything but a conventional path and whether it's getting used to the Australian wildlife or being a mother of two, she brings a stark honesty to her comedy that will leave you laughing till it hurts.

Since Jasmine launched this solo show of hers for the first time six months ago, she's since taken it internationally. The material was as universally relatable to the audiences of Calgary, Canada as here in sunny Brisbane.

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A bit of front crawl, a bit of freestyle

Anyone who has caught Jasmine perform knows that hers is a name destined for bigger things, so it's a genuine treat to be able to catch this show in a small venue while you still can. Who doesn't like being able to point at the TV and say something like "I saw her in a small bar in the Valley a few years back" to impress their friends?

As if all that weren't enough, this show is to be a double header bill with a second performer performing a warm-up show of their own. So secret, low-key and fire is this event, that I can't even say who the other performer is. If I told you I would be killed, and if I'm dead, then I won't be able to go to this amazing show.

There are times when you think to yourself "aw yeah, I should really check out some comedy soon, there's a lot going on in Brisbane, ay?" but then do nothing about it. Maybe you're waiting for the right show to put the remote down to, or maybe you prefer spending half your salary on a ticket at the annual comedy festival.

Don't be that guy, this is your chance to break those habits. This isn't about judgement, this is about a sure-fire way to improve your life. If you knew of a way to help others without having to do much at all, wouldn't you be shouting it from the rooftops too? Of course, you would

With a price tag that the City Hopper approves of (free), this show is a gift. Don't live a life of regrets, get down to Heya for this gem in the Bris Funny Fest 2017 program and call the hospital in advance to prepare for the side-splitting. That's the way I want to die.
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Why? Because life is hard
When: Thursday 3rd August
Where: Heya Bar, 351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
Cost: $15
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