A late-night series running on cable has been given a renewal. Receiving a pickup for a 20-episode second season is Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies Show.”
Making the announcement was Comedy Central President Kent Alterman.
“You’d think I’d stop being surprised at how smart and funny Jim is about everything,” Alterman said. “I’m just glad we’re still giving visas to people from whatever shithole country he comes from.”
Added Jefferies: “We have great things planned for this season including field pieces in Europe and Israel that I’m recording right now. I have missed being on air during the hiatus but luckily the president hasn’t said or done anything stupid worth talking about.”
The series is executive produced by Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes.
“The weekly, late night series features the Australian comedian’s unapologetic, honest and international approach to culture and politics,” Comedy Central notes in the announcement.
“The Jim Jefferies Show” is currently nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the Comedy/Variety Talk Series category.