This week it’s Australian Super Star Jim Jefferies at Stanfords…
Jim started his career in his hometown and became a big name in Australia a few years back. Then he took his show to England and got even bigger. Creative Artists Agency discovered him in Los Angeles about three years ago.And slowly they’ve showed him off at bigger venues on the West Coast. His common man style with a slight touch of genius quickly made Jim an overnight sensation.
Last year HBO gambled and gave Jim one of its five stand up comedy specials. Jim show – "I SWEAR TO GOD" – dealt with the likelihood God might not exist. A bit risky, but the result was HBO’s highest rated special of the year.
Jefferies started doing one week stints at Stanford’s in 2009. His radio interviews here sold out all of his shows. CAA thought if he can make it happen in the mid-west, he can do it anywhere. The Rock 98.9’s Johnny Dare was a huge fan after just one show. We hadn’t seen that type of response since Lisa Lampanelli took off here in 2006.
Again, Jim is a bit naughty, but tasteful in that English accent kinda way.
Jefferies likes Kansas City and the people so he’s kinda made it his home away from home. With two TV shows on the BBC, Jim is looking to move into major film work here in the U.S. With his second HBO special coming up, it will be interesting to see how he’s evolved his act.
To that end, I want KC Confidential readers to check out the crazy world of Jim Jefferies.
Be one of the first 20 callers to the club at 913 400-7500 we’ll give you a pair of free tix to Wednesday’s 8 pm show!
The weekend will sell out, so if you need to go on those nights, Friday or Saturday at 7:45 or 9:45 you’ll have to purchase those tix. So if you want to see a very funny and different comedy show, try the Wed. Night performance on us.
First come, first serve. I promise you it will be memorable. See ya there.