• Jim Jefferies is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and political commentator.
• He has a net worth of over $5.5 million.
• He started his stand-up comedy career while studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
• He has appeared in the sitcom “Legit”, and has his own late night comedy “The Jim Jefferies Show”.
• He is active on social media, promoting his work and content.

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Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1977
MarkSlurred Australian accent
FactHas a background in Ballet and Performance Art.

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.
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”.

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Recent Work

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.

General Info

Full NameJim Jefferies
Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1977
Height1.77 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Television producer, Actor, New York, NY, United States, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
EducationSt Ives High School


ChildrenHank Jefferies
PartnerKate Luyben, Kate Luyben


MoviesNew York, NY, United States, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, And Punching the Clown, Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse, Jim Jefferies : BARE, Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God
TV ShowsLegit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, New York, NY, United States, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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#Marks / Signs
1Slurred Australian accent
2His use of foul language in his stand up shows.


1[Donald Trump] Here's where it's not fun. What he does is he preys on fear. As soon as he, at the beginning it was "Mexicans are coming over here and they're raping" and then there was a terrorist attack and he thought "Fuck it, I'll go after the Muslims! Ah, we should kill the families of Muslims!" Which, by the way, you're not allowed to do. "Ah," and then he starts saying, after the Paris attacks, "we should put every Muslim on a register, we shouldn't let any more refugees come in from Syria, and put the Muslims that live here on a register" That means is-is win! As soon as he says that is-is have fucking won. Because their plan to shoot people in Paris, that's not their end plan, they didn't kill 128 people and go "Well, that's that done!" you know? It's a recruitment tool! And it can only work if hate is bred. So what he does is say "Ah we're going to ban them, we're not going to let any more in and the ones here have to be on a register." Now, you're a 16 year old boy or girl that's a Muslim living in this country, you've lived your entire life in this country you've always considered yourself American and all of a sudden someone who could be your President says "You are not welcome here and you should be put on a register." Now that kid, how fucking quickly do you think that kid could be radicalized, now? Before he wasn't going to be radicalized at all! [cheering]
2[Donald Trump] What happens is, he says really simple shit that means nothing. And then fucking dummies... if you've ever said this sentence "I like him because he's a straight talker!", then you're as dumb as shit. [cheering] Just because someone says something simple that you understand, does not mean they're a straight talker. You can say complex things and be telling the truth. He says "I'm going to make America great again" and they go "I got every word in that sentence!"... He's like a kid running for class president saying "There's going to be two lunches and a soda machine in every classroom! Nashville football rules!"


1Has a background in Ballet and Performance Art.
2Merciless lampooner of Oscar Pistorius.
3Former opera singer. Had to quit after developing vocal nodules. Performed in the chorus of the Australian Opera on productions of Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) and Richard Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman).
4November 7, 2012 girlfriend, Kate Luyben, gave birth to their son, Hank.




Jim Jefferies: Freedumb2016TV Special
Jim Jefferies: BARE2014TV Special written by
LegitTV Series creator - 26 episodes, 2013 - 2014 written by - 26 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Funny as Hell2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional2012TV Special documentary written by
Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust2010Video written by
Just for Laughs2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God2009TV Special written by
Jim Jefferies: Contraband2008Video written by


Punching Henry2016Charlie
Killing Hasselhoff2016
Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse2015Joel
The Librarians2014TV SeriesBritish Santa
Bad Judge2014TV SeriesKeith
Legit2013-2014TV SeriesJim Jefferies
Tainted Love2013TV SeriesPriest (2013)
Comedy Cuts2007TV Series
The Last Chancers2004TV SeriesWoppit


Jim Jefferies: BARE2014TV Special executive producer
Legit2013TV Series executive producer
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional2012TV Special documentary executive producer
Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God2009TV Special executive producer


Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story2016TV Movie documentary post-productionHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The History of Comedy2017TV Series documentaryJim Jefferies
Goddamn Comedy Jam2017TV SeriesHimself (2016)
@midnight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Goddamn Comedy Jam2016TV MovieHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser2016TV SeriesHimself
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb2016TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
World's Funniest2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Why? With Hannibal Buress2015TV SeriesHimself
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself
Jim Jefferies: BARE2014TV SpecialHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Pete Holmes Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Funny as Hell2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings2013TV SeriesHimself
The Footballers' Football Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Carpool2011TV SeriesHimself - Passenger
Most Annoying People 20102010TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Jim Jeffries)
Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust2010VideoHimself
Just for Laughs2010TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2010TV SeriesHimself
Most Annoying People 20092009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God2009TV SpecialHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2008TV SeriesHimself
Jim Jefferies: Contraband2008VideoHimself
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton2008TV SeriesHimself
The British Suck in Bed2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007TV Series shortHimself
The World's Most Offensive Joke2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
U 1998 - en serie med historier1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Soccer Player

Archive Footage

Hellbound?2012DocumentaryHimself - Comedian

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