Jim Short was born in Australia and moved with his family to Texas when he was 12-years-old, yet he doesn’t feel like a native of either. To make matters worse, he now lives in San Francisco and is soon moving down the coast to Los Angeles. “I feel like the biggest nomad, you know? I don’t feel like I belong anywhere,” he says. “I don’t feel like I belong in Australia, and I never really considered myself a Texan.” This comic-without-a-country, has lately been talking to audiences about survival in these tough economic times, but not from any sort of political perspective.
“People used to come into comedy shows with an open mind,” he says with a laugh. “Now they come in like it’s a town hall in some places, with opinions drawn.” Short, however, is just there to have a good time. Sometimes that means sticking to a set list, other times it means straying off course. “I like to take people on a comedy off-road,” he says. “We’ll go exploring a little bit, and hopefully I kind of know where we’ll end up.” Jim Short performs at The Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $14-$16.
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