Jim Jefferies is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer best known for co-creating and starring in the television comedy series Legit, playing a version of himself - an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian in his mid-30s living in LA, struggling to make his life and career more "legit," only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way.
A native of Sydney, Jefferies first found an audience for his comedy in Britain before moving to Los Angeles in 2009. He has been selling out in the United States ever since.
He was first seen on HBO's Down and Dirty with Jim Norton which lead to his explosively popular one-hour HBO special, I Swear to God. He followed that up with the Showtime special Alcoholocaust, and continued his comedy with the release of Fully Functional on EPIX.
Jefferies is also a headline performer in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Europe and the U.K. including being one of the most successful acts at Edinburgh several years running.
In Edinburgh, Jim performed for over 5,000 people with his critically acclaimed, smash hit solo shows. He was the talk of the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals, wowing audiences with his performances. Jim first appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2005, where he performed in the highly acclaimed Nasty Show, and has been selling out his solo shows ever since.
In England, he has appeared on such shows as ITV2's Comedy Cuts and If.Com Eddies, as well as on BBC1's Heaven & Earth, and BBC2's Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Jefferies was also on Channel 4's The History of Offensive Humor, as well as The World Stands Up and Edinburgh and Beyond for the Paramount Comedy Channel.