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

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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 the show’s 13 episodes, Jefferies unravels many of the stories centered around family, friends and debauchery that he’s told onstage; in that way, this is truly a show “based on the comedy of” the show’s creator.

The 30-minute, single-camera episodes promise to be funny but darkly so. DJ Qualls (Road Trip, Hustle & Flow) plays Billy, Jefferies’ wheel chair-bound brother while Dan Bakkedahl (former Daily Show correspondent) plays Jim’s best friend Steve. Laughspin Podcast co-host Mike Gogel caught up with Jefferies recently to chat about Legit, becoming a new father, his plans for an upcoming stand-up comedy tour and much more! Check it out below and feel free to sound off in the comments section!

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