Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies

Date of birth: 14-02-1977
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.

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Greg Davies tapes Netflix special

...and Jim Jefferies is to shoot his London stand-up show too

Greg Davies has become the latest British comic to land a Netflix special.

The Man Down star recorded his current show, You Magnificent Beast, at the Hammersmith Apollo earlier this month.

The London theatre has become the UK's go-to location for shooting the streaming giant's specials, with Davies following Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and Jack Whitehall in recording at the venue – which is also home to the BBC's Live at the Apollo.

Made by Avalon Entertainment, the special caps a busy time for Davies, with the fourth series of Man Down ending tomorrow on Channel 4 and his return as the titular Taskmaster in a two-part 'champion of champions' special airing on Dave next month.

The sitcoms Cuckoo and The Inbetweeners in which he starred are also currently available on Netflix.

Meanwhile, Jim Jefferies has revealed that he's also recording a new special at the Apollo.

Again, Netflix seems the likeliest broadcaster for the January filming of the US-based Australian's Unusual Punishment show, having put out his last two specials, Freedumb and BARE.

You can read Chortle's review of You Magnificent Beast here.

- by Jay Richardson

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Published: 28 Nov 2017

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