He also has the gift of exposing the funny side of things even under decidedly messy circumstances, as observed in his infamous run-in with an aggressive heckler in 2007.
During a stand-up routine in London, a man suddenly rushed at Jefferies, getting a few blows in before being subdued and unceremoniously thrown out. After quickly recuperating backstage, a half-dazed Jefferies emerged to finish his set, resuming by immediately cracking jokes about what just happened.
It’s this sort of unfazed, gutsy energy that has gone a long way in boosting his career. From major comedy festivals and tours to Netflix specials and movies, he has etched his mark on the international comedy circuit.
Audiences relish his uncensored stories and sentiments that sometimes border on the controversial, unapologetically narrated with a sharp tongue to effect maximum hilarity. Being quick on the draw and regarding next to nothing as sacred helps too.
Currently, The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central is his regular global stage, and in it the Aussie sifts through politics, trending matters, hot button issues and anything else from which he can extract a good bit of farce, without losing its inherent substance or intended message. The show has quite the following owing to its generally stimulating content that’s cleverly presented.
The Night Talker Tour
Jim Jefferies has other global stages from which he spreads levity too, like the literal ones found on his world tours.
“Asia, get ready for the Night Talker Tour. Don’t miss your chance to see me performing live!” reads a post on his official Facebook page, accompanying a picture depicting his stopover dates in various cities in the continent. Written next to the date 21 Jan is Kuala Lumpur – as good an invitation as any to catch this jokesmith in the flesh!
Jim Jefferies – The Night Talker Tour
WHERE Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 8pm (21 Jan)
ADMISSION RM188, RM288
TEL 03 7493 3010