Legit Series Premiere Starring Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, D.J. Qualls FX Premiere Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Legit is a new comedy series starring Jim Jefferies as a ne’er-do-well Australian comedian named “Jim” living in LA and his somewhat backasswards attempt at a more legitimate lifestyle. Helping him in this endeavor are his best buddy “Steve” (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve’s brother “Billy” (DJ Qualls, (The New Guy, Road Trip). Jim is a potty mouth, Steve’s a bit of a drip, and Billy is paralyzed. Naturally, hilarity ensues.
Co-created by Jefferies, who happens to be an Australian comedian living in Los Angeles in real life, and producer Peter O’ Fallon (Pushing Daisies, The Unusuals), Legit joins FX’s boundary-pushing lineup that already includes hit shows such as Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and American Horror Story, to name but a few.
If you’ve ever seen Jefferies’ standup act, then you know you’re in for a treat, as taboo issues are front and center in Legit. Check out the promo video and a special behind the scenes look at Legit here below and be sure to tune to FX in on Thursday, January 17 at 10:30 PM. Be prepared to laugh your ass off.
In the new FX original comedy series, Legit, Jim Jefferies stars as an edgy, foul-mouthed, stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, struggling to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve, a cyberlaw library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother, Billy, who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Legit stars Jim Jefferies as ‘Jim,’ Dan Bakkedahl as ‘Steve’ and DJ Qualls as ‘Billy.’ Peter O’Fallon, Jim Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum serve as Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Legit that will air Thursdays at 10:30pm.