Friendlyjordies: Chin up, Stooge Tickets
7:30pm, Thu 20th October, 2016
ANU Arts Centre, ACT
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After reading over 300 self help books, Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) has condensed the best from hundreds of authors who have already condensed the wisdom of thousands of years of thought and research on personal development. He's crammed it all into a one hour show, with sides of paying out hipsters and Coffs Harbour...So not nearly enough time to cover everything, but LOOK! You'll get something valuable out of it, alright? What do you care?
Friendlyjordies is a YouTube channel that s been running since 2013, and in this short amount of time it has built a following of over 250,000 subscribers. The videos focuses mainly on political satire but also produces the occasional social satire with a key demo audience of 18 " 25 year olds. As a result, no shot lasts longer than point 3 of a second. Friendlyjordies attempts to educate this demo about the political situation in Australia, hoping to foster some sort of interest in the political discourse, but in general the audience just wants Jordan to dress up as this kid that went to his high school and tell embarrassing stories about him. Really the bread and butter of the channel is this bizarre form of retrospective bullying.