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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End of the road for The Jim Jefferies Show

As comic turns his sights to new sitcom

Jim Jefferies’ topical Comedy Central show is to come to an end this month.

The US broadcaster has confirmed that the show will be ending after three years, adding: ‘We look forward to developing more projects with Jim in the future.’

However the Australian comic currently has a sitcom in development with the NBC network in which he plays a fictionalised version of himself. 

He is also co-writing the show with Hot In Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, and executive producers include Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes.

NBC has made a so-called ‘put pilot’ commitment to the comedy – which means the network will have to pay a substantial financial penalty if the test episode doesn’t air.

Jefferies, who cut his teeth on the UK stand-up circuit, previously co-created and starred in the US sitcom Legit, which aired for two seasons in 2013 and 2014.

News that The Jim Jefferies Show was ending was first reported by The Wrap.

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Published: 7 Nov 2019

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