Geoffery James Nugent was born in Sydney, New Wales, Australia 35 years ago…
He later moved to Manchester, England. Shortly after he and his girlfriend were violently burglarized at their apartment. She was tied up and beaten (attempted rape); he was hit over the head with a machete. The two men were later arrested and got 12 years in prison.
And Jim became a comic…
He changed his name to Jim Jefferies.
And he went on to beome the hottest comic in England. He starred on the BBC, was the smash hit of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and was discovered there by an agent at Creative Artists, the number one talent agency in the world out of LA.
Today Jeffries is on the verge of becoming the No. 1 hottest and best comic in the world.
He did a No. 1 HBO special last year called, "I SWEAR TO GOD" He did a Showtime special this year called "ALCOHOLOCAUST" And much more. Jim and partner Eddie Iifft have a top notch and highly rated podcast called "Talkin Shit" out of L.A.
And on March 8-10 you can see this comedy genius at Stanford’s.
Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7:45 and 9:45 p.m.
Jim is not just a star, he’s brilliant.
He’s the next big thing in comedy. It has taken him a little longer because of his tough language and hard line takes on God, America, Women, his use of drugs and sex. Boy, is he honest.
BUT IF YOU DON’T SEE ANOTHER SHOW THIS YEAR SEE THIS ONE.YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
His Saturday shows are almost sold out now, but Friday and Thursday have tickets. I’m serious. I watch all his shows – all of them – when he’s at Stanford’s, he’s that good.
Stanfords has launched more entertainment careers that matter than ALL OF THE OTHER KANSAS CITY venues combined and then some.
There’s Lewis Black, Dan Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy), Jeff Foxworthy (started as a feature in Westport), Bill Hicks, Eddie Griffin (busboy/waiter/ then comic), Rob Riggle (doorman), Ellen DeGeneres(first show was with us), even Roseanne got her first A club show at Stanford’s as a feature with Tom Arnold. The list has dozens more.
Now we are proud to say we have done the first full weeks in America with Jim Jefferies (started in 08) and also T.J. Miller (who now has his own TV show and is a comedy film star)….
We’re proud of them and what we’ve achieved in KC and the entertainment world.
We plan to continue. Jim is a cross between Richard Pryor and George Carlin – with an English accent -sorry Jim, Australian accent.