• Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

    GRAND RAPIDS — “Turns out Bill Cosby is a rapist….If I was going to be raped, I’d like to be raped by Bill Cosby. I’ve been a fan of his for years. And how else are you going to meet him?” And so began an evening with Jim Jefferies at the Fountain Street Church (yes church) as part of the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest. Throughout the better part of the

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    Netflix releases Jim Jefferies trailer for ‘Bare’ and you should watch it (Video)

    Netflix has made a huge push for quality original comedy programming recently and we’re about to start enjoying the warm, squishy, hilarious fruits of their labor— in the form of Jim Jefferies’ newest stand-up comedy special Bare, which becomes available on Netflix this Friday, Aug. 29. The streaming behemoth just released a teaser for Bare and it perfectly encapsulates Jefferies. While I was none too pleased when FXX canceled his

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    Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

    Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a producer might see you headlining on the road and believe he could create an entire show around a few minutes of a

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    FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

    Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Danny McBride’s animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he would be doubling the amount of shows for the networks in the upcoming year. Legit closed up shop after last night’s final

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    ‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why

    In 12 days, How I Met Your Mother will reach its expiration date after nine seasons and 208 episodes, the television equivalent of a long and prosperous life. Fear not, fan-clubbers: Although your favorite show is being put out to pasture, CBS will continue to milk the cash cow with the inevitable sequel: How I Met Your Father Dad. Until then, the cloying spirit of How I Met Your Mother

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    FX renews Jim Jefferies show Legit, Totally Biased, The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Comedian Jim Jefferies’ series Legit has been renewed for a second season, FX executives announced today as part of an overall announcement about the future of its comedy programming. The show, which follows the lives of Jefferies (as a touring comedian) and his best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve’s disabled brother (DJ Qualls), will join Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell – renewed for a second season – as

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    Exclusive: Jim Jefferies talks fatherhood, stand-up tour, new show ‘Legit’ and more! (Audio)

    For the better part of the last decade, Australian born, British bred comedian Jim Jefferies has endeared himself to dedicated fans of comedy with a taste for real-life, often X-rated stories. But come Jan. 17, when his series Legit (about a comedian desperately attempting life on the straight and narrow) premieres on FX, he will have opened up his raucous world to a decidedly larger group of comedy consumers. Throughout

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    Jim Jefferies talks Fully Functional (premiering tonight) and new FX show Legit (Interview)

    I love when our readers leave their homes to support live stand-up comedy, but tonight I’m strongly suggesting you stay in, sit on your couch and watch the premiere of Jim Jefferies’ newest stand-up special Fully Functional. It’s going down at 10 pm EST on Epix. And having seen an advanced copy, I can tell you it’s worth an hour of your time. You can check out an exclusive preview

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    Jim Jefferies enjoyed having a lot of random sex (Exclusive preview video)

    Ever since the 2009 premiere of I Swear to God, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has endeared himself to thousands of comedy fans who love a good, honest, filthy story. On Oct. 26 at 10 pm EST, Epix will premiere his latest hour, Fully Functional, the follow-up to the masterful Alcoholocaust. And we’re psyched to give you this exclusive preview. We’re excited to check out Fully Functional not just for the

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    It’s official: Comedian Jim Jefferies scores his own television series

    In October of last year, we got the great news that well-loved comedian Jim Jefferies landed a pilot deal at FX. And today, we get confirmation the network has officially ordered 13 episodes which will begin to roll out this coming January. The scripted show, Legit, stars the Australian comedian — known for his amazing storytelling prowess onstage — as a slightly-fictionalized version of himself (he plays a comedian named

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