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

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

By | June 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm | One comment

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...

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Jim Jefferies lands “Legit” pilot deal at FX

Jim Jefferies lands “Legit” pilot deal at FX

By | October 12, 2011 at 11:22 am | 11 comments

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...

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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Comedy Central launches UK DVD label, signs Jim Jefferies

By | July 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Comedy Central’s British arm has formed their own DVD label, which will continue to expand Comedy Central’s relatively new presence overseas by signing and promoting UK comedians. The first two DVDs, Jim Jefferies’ Alcoholocaust and Stewart Lee’s If You Prefer a Milder...

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Lakeshore Theater, forerunner in comedy, set to close April 10

By | April 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | One comment

It’s amazing what a good venue can do. In the 1970’s, venues like the Comedy Store and the Improv inspired a comedy boom, brought public attention to the now legendary Andy Kaufman, David Letterman and Richard Lewis, and helped change what it meant to be a comedian....

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The 10 best stand-up comedy DVDs of 2009

By | December 21, 2009 at 10:14 am | 3 comments

For the past few years, the release of stand-up CDs and DVDs seems to be more popular than ever. Sometimes a production company will release just a CD or just a DVD-- sometimes they're packaged together. The DVDs listed below fall under one of the last two categories. And...

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