Jim Jefferies

Historically, Australian comedians have struggled to find success with American audiences, but stand-up performer Jim Jefferies bucked the trend with a popular HBO special and his own comedy series, "Legit" (FXX 2013 ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (14)

Not Safe with Nikki Glaser 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Why? With Hannibal Buress 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

World's Funniest Fails 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Bad Judge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legit 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Librarians 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pete Holmes Show 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Midnight Patrol (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Historically, Australian comedians have struggled to find success with American audiences, but stand-up performer Jim Jefferies bucked the trend with a popular HBO special and his own comedy series, "Legit" (FXX 2013- ). The comic's predilection for hot-button topics - his own avowed atheism and stories about various forms of chemical-induced misbehavior - made him a favorite on the college and festival circuits in the United Kingdom and America. A 2009 HBO comedy special solidified his rising popularity in the States, which was soon followed by his first television series, "Legit." The show, which followed a fictionalized version of Jefferies as he navigated the more eccentric corners of Los Angeles, offered plenty of raw drug- and sex-related gags, but surprised many with its unvarnished portrayal of characters with disabilities, many played by real-life actors with various physical and mental issues. The success of the show and Jefferies' continued rise on the international comedy scene indicated that his star had yet to reach its highest point in the entertainment industry.

Relationships

Kate Luyben Actor

Girlfriend

Milestones

2013

Debut of U.S. series, "Legit"

2009

U.S. breakthrough with HBO Special "I Swear to God"

2007

First international break with a week of sold-out shows in Montreal

Bonus Trivia

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Is a regular guest on the "Opie and Anthony" satellite radio program.

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In addition to the attack by an audience member in the UK, Jefferies and his girlfriend were the victim of a home invasion which resulted in him suffering a head wound with a machete.

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Cites George Carlin as a primary influence on his comedy. He was slated to meet him with a joint appearance on a radio show in 2008, but Carlin passed away shortly before the event.

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Was advised by his doctors to reduce his drinking after being diagnosed with an enlarged liver.

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