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Xavier Toby Live Comedy Performances in Melbourne

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After embarking on a sold-out Australia-wide five month tour, critically acclaimed comedian Xavier Toby presents his final live comedy shows in Sydney and Melbourne, before heading to the Big Apple for this year's New York Fringe.

This latest live show features stories adapted from Xavier's debut comedy non-fiction book 'Mining' My Own Business.

Xavier will present two live shows at The Butterfly on June 17th and 18th.

In his live show, Xavier will detail what life was like on a FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) mine. You see, after touring his comedy show through Europe back in 2012, Xavier returned home to find he was broke.

To help pay the bills, the comedian decided to take a job on a minesite and soon befriended Damo, Pando, Jonno, Robbo, Donk, Jokka and Dale, "just some of the other blokes earning a crust, attending endless safety briefings, swapping tall tales and 'missing' the missus out there in the middle of nowhere."

So what was life really like as a worker on a FIFO mining site in Australia's wide west?

Where everything's either huge, highly explosive or high vis right down to the socks, jocks and skid marks.

Where expletives are punctuation, a $50 note is loose change, there are more utes than trees, and enough dust to keep your nostrils filled from noon till night.

Well, you can find out for yourself at The Butterfly Club, where you can catch Xavier live on stage on June 17th and 18th at 8pm.

Tickets are priced $17 and $15 for valid concession holders.

Bookings can be made here.

Xavier's shows regularly sell out at major festivals around the country, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe, Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe.

Early bookings are advised.

For more information on this upcoming event, please visit The Butterfly Club website.

For more information on Xavier, please visit his official website.

'Mining My Own Business' is available in all good bookstores and online with free delivery from UWA Publishing.

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When: Tue June 17 & Wed June 18 at 8pm
Where: The Butterfly Club Carson Place, Off Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $17 full / $15 conc
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