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Born in Perth, Western Australia, Jim Jefferies trained as an opera singer before turning to stand-up. He has appeared in festivals across the world as well as TV stand-up shows. In 2007, he was punched on stage at the Manchester Comedy Store, and the video of the incident became a worldwide hit o the internet.
He supported Dennis Leary at the new York comedy festival the same year; and the following year landed a pilot sitcom with Paramount Comedy. He was nominated for best headliner in the 2008 Chortle awards.
He was born Jeffries but had to add an 'e' to hs surname to avoid confusion with an American performer of the same name.
Jim Jefferies: Fringe 2012
Jim Jefferies’s new show will get everyone talking. Not necessarily about his comedy, but they will be asking: ‘Just who was that movie star who got all “rapey” at the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival half a dozen years ago?’
Yes, shock of shocks, Jefferies’ cornerstone story this year concerns another night of sex and drugs – allowing his more cautious fans to vicariously enjoy a night of ill-advised hedonism through his bawdy anecdotes. But while there might be a certain ‘so I was banging this chick…’ boastfulness about Jefferies’ set-ups, he doesn’t flinch from the less edifying aspects, which is where the comedy so obviously lies. Just because he has a bit of a swagger, it doesn’t mean he’s not a self-deprecating observational comic able to see the funny side of a mini-orgy gone pear-shaped. Jefferies has no shame – which only makes the stories funnier.
In a more straightforward stand-up vein, he berates the lack of ‘tough love’ today’s children receive – confessing that his own mother’s discipline once extended to breaking both his brother’s legs. Going too far seems to run in the family.
He can even spin a ten-minute routine out of a argument over armrests on a plane – about as far from the despicable material as you can get, you might think. Although, Jim being Jim, not Jerry Seinfeld, the row escalates to include flirtations with racism and homophobia, which he stumbles into not because he intended too, but because he’s a mouthy fella. But that’s not the noun he uses to self-describe.
As usual, he mixes real-like anecdotes with shock-and-awe jokes, invoking terminal diseases, misogyny, paedophilia, the usual… But even though such unpleasant subjects have become as ubiquitous in comedy as the mother-in-law gag once was, Jefferies can still evoke both a reaction and a laugh, firstly by going more depraved and secondly by simply being better at writing jokes than most.
His darkest fantasies stem from believing he’d be a great dad but a terrible husband – so contrives to get the child without the mother hanging around – and ends up with tips for the responsible child-molester.
Though his gags are reprehensible, there’s a cheekiness and a vulnerability that sets him aside from other shock comics – making this another fine hour of near-the-knuckle laughs. His recently-found sobriety referenced in the title has done nothing to knock the edge off this provocative performer.
|Date of live review: Thursday 9th Aug, '12|
Review by Steve Bennett
Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust
Tuesday 27th Jul, '10- Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue
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Show - Montreal 2007 - Tuesday 17th Jul, '07-
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Sunday 8th Oct, '06-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2006 - Monday 0th Aug, '06-
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Fantastic. The highlight of our night! Yeah he was pretty crude but was brilliant and I think it's pathetic when people take offence to his jokes. We all are thinking it but this man has the nerve to actually say it. I'd definitely see him again!
Any shit open can upset or offend an audience by just being, well, offensive or upsetting - same with Jim Jeffries.
He is by far one of the funniest un-PC men I have ever came across and there are a few of those. Hysterical. All hail the Jeffries!
Saw Jim at the Comedy Store on Sat 7th Oct - he headlined and BOMBED! Seemed pissed and didn't handle the heckling at all. He may be received well in his native country, but here in the UK his act makes no effort to connect with his audience and his material simply doesn't have enough wit and depth. Jeffries needs to let the audience like him, not MAKE them like him. In moments of trouble he reaches in to his tool box and pulls out the word 'c*nt' at a moment's notice. He even boasts that he can make the females in the crowd say the word which they 'hate the most'. Shame really, it was awkward to watch after 3 very good acts. Jeffries even said he was leaving the stage towards the end, unable, it seemed to clamber back out of the hole he dug for himself.
Shocking, offensive and rude - just the way I like my men. One of the funniest men I have ever had the pleasure to watch, I actually thought I'd stopped breathing and had gone blind at one point - think it was about the time the chopsticks were mentioned. I particularly enjoyed the obviously offended woman walking off in a huff during the middle ... not for the faint-hearted.
Seen Jim Jefferies at the Full Mooner, Edinburgh Festival on 26 August, I have to say he is the most vulgar 'comedian' - if you can call him a comedian. He appeared to be pissed, could not even remember his act and had to get taken off stage by the compere Andrew Maxwell, after hurling abuse at the audience for booing him off, he then tried to slag off the very funny compere. He left by saying this was the end of his career, fingers crossed then eh Jim!
I've been to see Mr Jeffries a couple of times in york and have been very entertained on both occasions. He goes about two/three steps further than most blokes with his sexploits and about 10 steps further than they will ever admit.
Jim Jeffries is the sociopaths' comedian of choice
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Big Value Comedy Club (Early)
Edinburgh Fringe 2004
Jim Jeffries: Porn Idol
Edinburgh Fringe 2006
Jim Jeffries: The Second Coming
Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Jim Jeffries: 30
Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Jim Jeffries: Hammered
Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Jim Jeffries Live 2009
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional
Misc live shows
Yanks Your Chain
Jim Jeffries: Second Coming [Montreal 2007]
Nasty Show 2007