Friendlyjordies presents – John Howard Really Sucked

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Friendlyjordies presents – John Howard Really Sucked

The Small Ballroom
48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Following sold out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney, Hobart and Canberra, Jordan is bringing his brand new show to Newcastle!

Friendlyjordies presents – John Howard REALLY Sucked.

Let me explain why the libs suck at managing the economy. I just need an hour of your time…and your money…

When pollsters ask the public, “who was the best Prime Minister?” John Howard wins that title. The only thing that man should win is “man who looks most like a depressed coconut”.

He was most certainly not, this show explores why – and no it’s not a university lecture it’s a stand up show, stop asking!


Jordan Shanks is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel, has 430 000 followers on social media and his videos have been viewed over 86 million times.

Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

Praise for Jordan’s new show:

“If you’re a staunch Liberal supporter, a Murdoch press journalist or a fan of Kylie Gilles, it might be best to skip this Fringe show by political analyst-comedian Friendlyjordies. Everyone else should hurry up and see it”…InDaily, 4.5/5 Stars,

“Thanks to his approachable and outrageously hilarious delivery, Shanks’ analysis never feels dull or overly intimidating. The speed and fluency with which he can switch between profanity-filled imitations of bogan Aussie mums and insightful analysis of hard economic data is truly impressive”…Collage Adelaide, 4.5/5 Stars,

“A character-actor that rivals Daniel Day Lewis”…The Upside News, 4/5 Stars,

Kryztoff RAW, 4/5 Stars,

“The show is a mixture of the Jordanism’s recognisable from Friendlyjordies, weird impersonations, a ton of stats and you leave with the niggling feeling that you… learnt something?!”… Glam Adelaide,

Written by Newcastle Live

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