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Taking Standup to Netflix with Jim Jefferies

"There's a formula in stand-up comedy: The more offensive the joke, the funnier it has to be. It's simple math." This is a formula that Jim Jefferies knows by heart. He has built his comedy career on straddling the fine line between offensive and insightful. His brand new stand-up special, Bare, just released on Netflix, shows the math at work. "The new special is probably the most confrontational special that I've ever brought out," says Jefferies, who phoned us from Los Angeles to discuss Bare, his creative process and which part of the world has best mastered the use of the "c-word."

Here we are at 1pm on a Wednesday. [...]

FX Orders New Comedy 'Legit' with Jim Jeffries, Dan Bakkedahl and D.J. Qualls

FX is doubling down on the Aussies. Having already found a hit with down under import Wilfred, the cable network has just placed a 13-episode order for Legit from Australian comedian Jim Jeffries. Here's what we know about the show so far: Co-created by Peter O’Fallon and Jefferies, Legit is about a comedian, “Jim” (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by his best friend “Steve” (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve’s brother “Billy” (D.J. Qualls).

How delightfully vague! But they've got plenty of time to get all the details out there, as the show won't premiere until next January. But [...]