Less than a month ago, Piers Morgan and Jim Jefferies had this interaction on Real Time with Bill Maher. Definitely NSFW.
The moment went viral and Jefferies got a lot of attention for his political views. And someone at Comedy Central was paying attention. The network has just signed the Australian comedian for a new weekly series that will debut this summer. The 10-episode order has Jefferies traveling around the world and sharing his views on the controversial topics of the day. And he won’t be shying away from the topic of Donald Trump, because, as the network says, there is no way to avoid it.
The weekly late night political shows have become very popular lately. Originally it was just Bill Maher in the category, but John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal and a few others are showing the expansion of that format. No title, premiere date or timeslot has been given for the show.
Jefferies first gained popularity in the U.S. with his HBO comedy special I Swear To God. He has since done six more specials for HBO, one for Netflix and has appeared on @Midnight and co-created, wrote and starred in the FX series Legit.