Comedy preview: Jim Jefferies brings foul-mouthed standup to the Capitol Theatre

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From the June 5, 2014 edition

Standup comedian Jim Jefferies’ irreverent, no-holds-barred brand of humor probably isn’t for everybody. As Jefferies joked during his “Alcoholocaust” special from last year, “You know what I like about that joke? It has the feel of racism, but you can’t pick the exact moment.”

The Australian comedian is best-known for his foul-mouthed standup — his favorite word starts with “C”— that takes on everything from getting completely drunk to blind people going number two, from religion being B.S. to general sex material.

While Jefferies (creator and star of the recently cancelled TV series “Legit”) may not be a sensitive comedian, he is a smart one who’s one of the funniest working right now. Where Jefferies truly excels is making his material raunchy, but immensely approachable. He takes what appear to be insults and dirty jokes and twists them into thoughtful examinations on life.