Jim Jefferies is the latest comedy star to enter into a ‘first look’ deal for content created and/or developed for television and digital media. The network also officially announced that The Jim Jefferies Show will continue on with an order for a 20 episode Season Three. Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central made the announcement. Jim Jefferies crushed all comers this year, winning our 2018 reader’s choice award for the best late night host.
The Jim Jefferies Show is a weekly, topical, late night series which premiered on June 6, 2017 and received a Writers Guild Award nomination in the Comedy/Variety Talk Series Category in its first season. The show features the Australian comedian’s unapologetic, honest and international approach to culture and politics. Jefferies tackles the week’s top stories from behind the desk and travels the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye-opening look at hypocrisy around the world. His sharp take on topics such as immigration, gun control, big game hunting, the National Anthem protests and sexual harassment have pushed the host into the mainstream late night conversation. The Jim Jefferies Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT starting on March 19 on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day exclusively on cc.com and the Comedy Central App.
“We love Jim’s unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we’re living in right now,” said Babineau and Larsen. “We are excited for him to continue to connect with our audience through The Jim Jefferies Show and other future projects that we develop together.”
“I love my unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we’re living in right now,” said Jefferies. “I am excited for me to continue to connect with my audience through The Jim Jefferies Show and other future projects that I develop together.”
No details on the first look deal, but Jefferies joins Bill Burr, and Chris Distefano and Amy Schumer who all have recent deals to create content for the Network.