Jim Jefferies lands “Legit” pilot deal at FX

By | October 12, 2011 at 11:22 am | 11 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has been embraced by the Stateside comedy scene for years now, having released two groundbreaking hour-long specials as well gaining tons of respect from his fellow comics. The soul-baring and many-times x-rated comic is known as one of the country’s best comedic storytellers. And now, if all goes well, he’ll have yet another home for his twisted sense of humor. FX has OK’d a pilot presentation titled Legit that would star Jefferies as “a misanthrope trying to get legit,” according to Deadline.

The pilot will be produced and directed by Peter O’Fallon, who is no stranger to working with comedians. He produced a handful of episodes of The Riches — also for FX — starring Eddie Izzard. The show, despite its critical acclaim, only lasted two seasons. For FX, this marks yet another edgy comedy project. They’ve found success with Louis C.K.’s Louie which garnered Emmy nominations and is heading into its third season. The network also boasts envelope-pushing comedy shows like Wilfred, the animated Archer (starring H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler) as well as The League and cult hit It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Each week, you can check out Jefferies co-hosting the podcast Talkin’ Shit with comedian Eddie Ifft.

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  • Eddie Ifft

    cut a little too close Jimmy?

  • Robin Jobson

    “Embraced Stateside” bet you never thought that would be the phrase they use!

  • Anders

    please, no laugh track…

    • Eddie Ifft

      …is that the set up or the punch line?

  • Oyer

    Not bad for a guy who’s deathly afraid (phobic) of bananas!!

  • Eddie Ifft

    yeah….he will fuck this up like everything else in his life…just keep him away for the Atuk script

  • Eddie Ifft

    yeah….he will fuck this up like everything else in his life…just keep him away for the Atuk script

    • Robin Jobson

      Ah well it will be good to hear the word “cunt” on national TV over and over again!!!!!!!!! Actually I thought the word sounded better in a English accent (being English) but I have to say it has certain ring in that Ozzie twang!

    • Robin Jobson

      Ah well it will be good to hear the word “cunt” on national TV over and over again!!!!!!!!! Actually I thought the word sounded better in a English accent (being English) but I have to say it has certain ring in that Ozzie twang!

    • Dylan

      Hilarious!

  • Robin Jobson

    Jim is best comic I’ve seen in years and I hope this works out for him. If you ever get the chance to go see him do not hesitate he’s a genius!

    Jobby