Jim Jefferies (comedian)

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Jim Jefferies
Jim Jeffries.jpg
Performing at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
Born(1977-02-14) 14 February 1977 (age 36)[citation needed]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
GenresAnecdotal comedy, black comedy, blue comedy, observational comedy
Subject(s)Alcoholism, culture, recreational drug use, religion, sex
InfluencesGeorge Carlin, Roy Chubby Brown, Richard Pryor, Jerry Sadowitz, John Cleese
Notable works and rolesLegit (2013 TV series), Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival
Websitehttp://www.jimjefferies.com/
 
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Jim Jefferies
Jim Jeffries.jpg
Performing at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
Born(1977-02-14) 14 February 1977 (age 36)[citation needed]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
GenresAnecdotal comedy, black comedy, blue comedy, observational comedy
Subject(s)Alcoholism, culture, recreational drug use, religion, sex
InfluencesGeorge Carlin, Roy Chubby Brown, Richard Pryor, Jerry Sadowitz, John Cleese
Notable works and rolesLegit (2013 TV series), Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival
Websitehttp://www.jimjefferies.com/

Geoff Nugent (born 14 February 1977),[1] known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer.[2]

Career[edit]

He first achieved international popularity after he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Store.[3] At one time, Jefferies even incorporated the incident (and its video recording) into his act. This can be seen on his 2008 UK home video release, Contraband. He is now well known in the USA after his popular debut stand-up special on HBO.[4]

Jefferies has performed at numerous festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal Comedy Festival (Just for Laughs), South African Comedy Festival Cape Town, Reading and Leeds Festivals and the Glastonbury Festival. He has appeared on BBC Television shows, such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, The Heaven and Earth Show, and 8 out of 10 Cats. Jefferies has also performed spots on The World Stands Up, Comedy Blue and Edinburgh and Beyond for the Comedy Central.

He has also been featured on various programmes, including BBC Radio 5 Live's Saturday morning sports show, Fighting Talk.[5]

Jefferies was on a podcast Jim and Eddie Talkin' Shit twice a week, with his fellow comedian and friend Eddie Ifft. It is recorded from Ifft's home in Los Angeles. In December 2012, Jefferies left the podcast, citing his work schedule because of filming his new television series, Legit.[6]

Jefferies' new comedy series Legit premiered on 17 January 2013 on FX, and thirteen episodes are scheduled to air.[7] The series has received positive attention for its portrayal of people with mental and physical handicaps.[8]

Stand up comedy DVDs[edit]

Personal life[edit]

After eight years living in Kentish Town, Jefferies now lives in Los Angeles.[9] He is an atheist, and often discusses it in his shows[10] Jefferies is currently in a relationship with actress Kate Luyben.[11] Their son, Hank Jefferies, was born on 6 November 2012, with Jefferies releasing a photograph on his Facebook page.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glazer: Funny Guy Jim Jefferies Brings Down the House While Buying A House kcconfidential.com
  2. ^ Jim Jefferies bio. jimjefferies.com
  3. ^ Comic attacked on stage : News 2007 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide. Chortle (2007-04-16). Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
  4. ^ Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God: Home. HBO. Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
  5. ^ BBC Radio 5 live – Fighting Talk. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
  6. ^ Jim Jefferies & Eddie Ifft Talk Shit Podcast. Jimandeddietalkshit.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Couch, Aaron. "How FX's 'Legit' Became the Darling of the Disabled Community". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  9. ^ [2].
  10. ^ Jim Jefferies – Atheists are Right, Religious People are Wrong. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
  11. ^ Legit - Jim Jefferies & girlfriend Kate Luyben. YouTube. Retrieved on 2013-05-15.

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