Jimmy Rees, beloved Australian entertainer and former star of ABC Kid’s TV series Giggle & Hoot, is set to embark on his Not That Kinda Viral Tour in 2023; this 12-date, Australia-wide, bringing laughter and joy to audiences from August to November.
The tour will cover a wide range of locations, including Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, and Hobart. Fans across the country will have the opportunity to catch Jimmy’s hilarious performance live on stage.
The Not That Kinda Viral Tour is a follow-up to Jimmy’s highly successful Meanwhile In Australia tour in 2022. Originally planned for just five shows, the tour expanded to an impressive 35 sold-out shows, including seven shows in his hometown of Melbourne. The overwhelming response from fans, with many shows selling out on the day of release, solidified the tour as one of the most successful comedy tours of the year.
Jimmy’s journey in entertainment began with his iconic role as Jimmy Giggle in Giggle & Hoot. The award-winning ABC Kids series made him a household name, with the show airing seven days a week on the national broadcaster. Even today, Giggle & Hoot continues to captivate young audiences, as it is still broadcast daily on the ABC.
During his time with Giggle & Hoot, Jimmy Rees toured extensively, entertaining over 500,000 people live. He also released several albums, including the popular Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party, which reached the top spot on the iTunes charts. The album featured collaborations with renowned artists such as Tina Arena, Fifi Box, Justine Clarke, David Campbell, and Deb Mailman.
However, it was during the pandemic that Jimmy underwent a personal reinvention, leaving his Jimmy Giggle persona behind. He gained international recognition and became a viral sensation with his quick-witted comedy sketches, which resonated with audiences worldwide. Across platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram, Jimmy amassed a substantial following of adoring fans, expanding beyond children to include like-minded adults.
His highly entertaining videos and playlists cover a variety of topics, showcasing his comedic talents. From hilarious skits like Border Control for… and The Guy Who Decides… to relatable content like Parenting Funnies and Meanwhile in Bryon Bay and Meanwhile in Brighton, Jimmy’s creativity and humor have struck a chord with viewers.
As the Not That Kinda Viral Tour approaches, fans eagerly anticipate Jimmy Rees’ return to the stage. His ability to connect with audiences through laughter and entertainment has made him one of Australia’s favorite entertainers. Whether you were a fan during his Giggle & Hoot days or discovered him through his viral videos, this tour promises to deliver unforgettable moments of laughter and joy for all who attend. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Jimmy Rees live in action on his nationwide tour.