Jim Jefferies is the creator and star of 'Legit', an edgy, controversial original comedy series which returns to FXX for a second season on January 8. In 'Legit', Jefferies portrays a heightened version of himself as a comedian from Australia who realizes there's more to life (and his career) than the rock-and-roll lifestyle of stand-up comedy. Prior to 'Legit', Jefferies has appeared on numerous TV shows in England including Channel 4’s 'The History of Offensive Humor', BBC1’s 'Heaven and Earth', and ITV2’s 'Comedy Cults'. U.S. audiences got their first taste of Jefferies when he appeared on HBO’s 'Down and Dirty' with Jim Norton, which in turn lead to his critically-acclaimed and international hit one-hour HBO special, 'I Swear to God'. He followed that up with a Showtime special titled 'Alchoholocaust' and 'Fully Functional' on The EPIX Network.
A headline performer in North America, Asia, South Africa, and Europe, Jefferies got his comedy footing while performing stand up in Britain. His numerous festival performances put events such as The Edinburgh Fringe, Just For Laughs, The South African Comedy Festival, Reading and Leeds Festival, and The Glastonbury Festival on the map.