End of the road for The Jim Jefferies Show | As comic turns his sights to new sitcom

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.

Published: 7 Nov 2019

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