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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Standup Specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Handler

Netflix is embarking on a big push into standup specials. The streaming network recently announced premiere dates for five new standup specials from Bills Burr and Cosby, Chelseas Handler and Peretti (Handler's special was previously announced), and Aussie comic Jim Jefferies spanning from August 29th through December 5th. "“Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches," said Netflix exec Lisa Nishimura along with the announcement”. "We are thrilled to bring this diverse slate of talent and their unique, multi-faceted and hilarious points of view exclusively to our members [...]

FX Announces January Premieres for 'Archer,' 'Totally Biased,' and Jim Jefferies's New Show

FX just announced that it's premiering a Thursday night comedy block on January 17th, 2013. Charlie Sheen's Anger Management (which was recently picked up for 90 episodes as part of mindless march towards syndication) will kick things off with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 before settling into the 9:30 timeslot for good. The fourth season of Archer will air at 10, followed by Legit, a new series starring Australian comedian Jim Jefferies at 9:30. The supporting cast for Legit features Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), D.J. Qualls (Road Trip), and Gillian Vigman (MADtv), and the show follows Jefferies in his quest to "become legitimate in life." So, [...]

Jim Jefferies Stuffed the UK's Vanna White in a Suitcase in the Trunk of His Car

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies (FX's new series Legit) has a fascinating story for Conan that's probably the best story about game show sidekick smuggling ever told.

Talking to Jim Jefferies About His New FX Show 'Legit', 'Louie' Comparisons, and Australia vs. the UK vs. the US

Jim Jefferies has a lot of experience playing a version of himself; his standup specials are filled with real life stories of fights, drugs and sex toys. In his new show Legit, premiering Thursday on FX, he again appears as version of himself, a foulmouthed Australian comic trying to make it in Los Angeles.

The show's pilot is also based on a true story, in which Jefferies accompanies a severely disabled friend to a brothel to lose his virginity. In his real life, Jefferies adventures now are more likely to focus on his two-month old son, who he was patiently trying to calm during our recent phone interview, as we talked about [...]