Who is Comedian Jim Jefferies?
Geoff James Nugent was born on 14 February 1977, in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, and is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and political commentator, known for performing professionally as Jim Jefferies (previously Jim Jeffries). He was a part of the sitcom “Legit”, and also has his own late night comedy “The Jim Jefferies Show”.
What Is The Wealth of Jim Jefferies?
How rich is Jim Jefferies? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $5.5 million, earned through success in numerous endeavors, especially doing comedy and acting work. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life & Starting a Comedy Career
Jim’s father was a cabinetmaker and maintenance worker, while his mother was a substitute teacher. He grew up in Sydney, and later attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, where he studied classical music, and musical theatre. He started his stand-up comedy career while still studying, taking the name Jim Jeffries, later amended his name to Jim Jefferies because of an American performer of the same name. He left the Academy just a few months before completing his degree to pursue a stand-up comedy career, relocating back to Sydney before moving to the United Kingdom.
In 2007, he became internationally notorious when he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Store, but he later used that incident and incorporated it into his own stand-up comedy routines. Two years later, he began gaining popularity in the United States, after creating his HBO special entitled “I Swear to God”.
Foraying into Acting and Other Work
Jefferies continued to make various performances in high profile events, mostly appearing at festivals, performing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Just for Laughs Festival. He has also performed at various Comedy Central events. In 2010, he started co-hosting the podcast called “Jim and Eddie Talkin’ Shit”, alongside fellow comedian Eddie Ifft, however, he had to leave the show due to a busy work schedule. In 2013 he became a member of the comedy series entitled “Legit” which was a part of FX, and which gained a lot of positive attention for its portrayal of people with physical and mental disabilities. However, the show was cancelled after two seasons.
— jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) June 29, 2016
In 2014, he was cast in the low budget Australian film entitled “Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse”, in which he appeared alongside comedian Greg Fleet, and which was later released in New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the US. He has also appeared in various comedy panel shows, including “8 Out of 10 Cats”, “Have I Got News for You”, ‘The Heaven and Earth Show”, and “Never Mind the Buzzocks.” He’s also been heard as a part of the radio shows entitled “Opie and Anthony” and “Fighting Talk”.
In 2017, Jim partnered with Comedy Central for the 10-episode weekly series entitled “The Jim Jefferies Show”. As the title denotes, he hosts the show and travels around the world, tackling various top stories and controversial issues, concentrating mainly on culture and politics. The first ten episodes of the show proved successful, so it earned an additional ten episodes. The show was also renewed for a further 20 episodes which began airing in 2018. He was also a part of the film entitled “Killing Hasselhoff” which starred David Hasselhoff and Ken Jeong.
Relationships, Family, and Social Media
Jefferies was in a relationship with actress Kate Luyben, known for her work in various popular mainstream films such as “Shanghai Noon”, and “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”. They have a son together who was born in 2012, however, their relationship ended recently, though no details have been shared as to why. He has also stated that he describes himself as an atheist.
He is very active on social media, particularly on Twitter and Facebook, with the latter focusing on his Comedy Central “The Jim Jefferies Show”, and he also promotes some of his live performances as well as touring dates. Some video clips are also posted on his page, to promote his work and share his content with fans. His Twitter account also promotes some of his recent work, and the work from other fellow comedians. He posts some of his daily thoughts and has similar content to that of his Facebook page. His social media pages link to his personal website, which details all the latest news about him, as well as his ongoing tours.