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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Comedy Central renews Jim Jefferies show

And locks him in to a deal on other projects

Comedy Central has renewed The Jim Jefferies Show for a third season in the States.

The new run of the late-night satire aims for a more global approach, with the comedian travelling to East Asia, South Africa and his native Australia for the show.

Comedy Central has also signed the comic up for a first-look deal at any other projects he might be working on, as well as providing more online content.

Jefferies’s last three stand-up specials have aired on Netflix

In a statement, two of Comedy Central’s vice-presidents, Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, said: ‘We love Jim's unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we're living in right now. We are excited for him to continue to connect with our audience through The Jim Jefferies Show and other future projects that we develop together.’

And putting a lot of thought and originality into his statement, Jefferies said: ‘I love my unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we’re living in right now.  I am excited for me to continue to connect with my audience through The Jim Jefferies Show and other future projects that I develop together.’

Season three of The Jim Jefferies Show launches in the US on Tuesday, March 19. Here’s a trailer:

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Published: 2 Feb 2019

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