Aussie comedy icon Jimmy Rees is ripping into Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo in ‘Let’s Get Regional’ tour

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Aussie comedy icon Jimmy Rees is ripping into Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo in ‘Let’s Get Regional’ tour

Words by Staff Writer

Jimmy Rees, one of Australia's favourite entertainers, is heading back to the stage this year.

Australian entertainer, comedian, TV personality, host, author, dad and all-round funny guy Jimmy Rees is hitting the road again this year with his national Let’s Get Regional tour from February to July! This time, he’s taking the laughs to (and ripping into) 17 regional towns, including the local gems of Ballarat, Bendigo, and Geelong.

The Let’s Get Regional tour follows the phenomenal success of his Not That Kinda Viral tour, which grew from a 12-date plan to an impressive 24-show venture across Australia. With over four million social media followers, 43 million TikTok likes, and a whopping 200 million viewing minutes on Facebook alone last year, Jimmy Rees is undoubtedly a comedy force to be reckoned with.

Jimmy Rees ‘Let’s Get Regional’

  • Fri 16 Feb – Ballarat Civic Hall, Ballarat
  • Sat 17 Feb 6 pm & 8:45 pm – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
  • Sat 22 Jun – Costa Hall, Geelong

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Over the years, Jimmy’s social comedy and razor-sharp observational humour have resonated across generations. He’s not just the former Giggle on ABC’s Giggle & Hoot or the Dancing With The Stars contestant – Jimmy has evolved into a multi-generational entertainer.

It wasn’t until the pandemic though that Jimmy really solidified his personal reinvention. During Melbourne’s extended lockdown, Jimmy started releasing comedy content, gathering millions of social media followers and views on his videos. In particular, his Dan Andrew’s media conference parodies gained more daily viewers than the actual media conferences, while others fell for his hilarious (and highly accurate) takes on life, including favourites The Guy Who Decides (and Jason…. shut up Jason!) to the Brighton Ladies to the Meanwhile in Australia series and his POV takes on just about every city and profession.

In 2022, Jimmy embarked on his first headline tour, Meanwhile In Australia, which quickly grew to 34 sold-out shows, making it one of the biggest comedy tours in recent years. The enthusiasm from fans prompted another tour in 2023, the aforementioned Not That Kinda Viral, with demand reaching extraordinary heights – a testament to Jimmy’s wide appeal.

Beyond the stage, 2023 was huge, featuring a 10-week stint on Network TEN’s Taskmaster, a guest role in the Australian film Jones Family Christmas, a nomination in the TikTok Comedy Creator of the Year category, and becoming the face of Audible Australia.


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Now the well-earned success continues, with Jimmy’s Let’s Get Regional tour expanding to 27 shows spanning five months. 

“After touring metro cities over the last few years, I couldn’t be more pumped to be bringing a new live show to many local towns around the country where some I’m visiting and performing for the very first time,” Jimmy says. “Let’s Get Regional!…shut up Jason!”

Adding a heartwarming touch to the Let’s Get Regional tour, Jimmy will host two special charity fundraising shows in Lismore, NSW. These sold-out events aims to support the flood-affected town’s recovery fund, underlining the importance of ongoing assistance to the resilient community. What. A. Legend!

As for us locals, get ready for a night of uproarious fun as Jimmy Rees lands in Ballarat, Bendigo, and Geelong, among other regional hotspots. For those in Bendigo, there’s even a new 8:45 pm show, providing more opportunities to catch Jimmy live.

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