Press release from Comedy Central, Feb. 1, 2019:
Comedy Central and Jim Jefferies have entered into a deal for a ‘first look’ at content created and/or developed for television and digital media, and a pick-up of late night series The Jim Jefferies Show for a 20 episode third season, it was announced today by Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central.
“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.”
The Jim Jefferies Show is widely expanding its international scope this season with the late-night host travelling to South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and South Africa to film more than a dozen segments covering numerous issues. The Jim Jefferies Show will premiere on Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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. Viewers can follow The Jim Jefferies Show on Twitter (43K followers) and Instagram (52K followers) and become a fan of The Jim Jefferies on Facebook (305K fans). Fans can follow Jim Jefferies on Twitter (458K followers), Facebook (596K fans) and Instagram (196K followers). Audiophiles can also listen to The Jim Jefferies Show podcast (available across most podcast apps) as Jefferies and co-host Forrest Shaw sit down with guests to discuss news, politics, and all the things he couldn’t, wouldn’t and shouldn’t say on TV.
Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, Jason Reich and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes are the Executive Producers of The Jim Jefferies Show. Adam Londy and Daniel Wolfberg are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.