3 items from 2014
Network: FX, Fxx
Episodes: 26 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 17, 2013 -- May 14, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Jim Jefferies (playing a fictional version of himself) is an edgy and foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia. He's in his mid-thirties and is living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more "legit." He finds that it's a difficult, uncomfortable and uphill struggle -- every step of the way.
Jim is encouraged in his quest by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve Nugent (Dan Bakkedahl) -- a cyberlaw library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce.
He's also supported by Steve's brother, Billy »
I feel the need to climb to the top of a mountain and shout at the top of my lungs to watch Legit on Fxx before it falls victim as another show worth your time that couldn’t find its audience in time. It’s smart, edgy, and sweet and comedies like this are few and far between.
Legit isn’t your typical comedy. Standup comedian, Jim Jefferies is trying to do something different, and bring his own sensibilities to the TV comedy realm. “When you’re with your friends,” he explains. “You laugh a little bit, you laugh a little bit, and then something big happens. I think a lot of network sitcoms it’s just laughs per minute. I don’t think they even care how big the laughs are. As long as they can pack so many into that timeline. We have episodes where there’s maybe five, »
- Ernie Estrella
"I think it's substantially better than Season 1," he says during a conference call with reporters promoting the Season 2 premiere.
After defining the characters of Jim, Billy (DJ Qualls) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) in the first season, "Legit" is free to get into the nitty gritty of their personalities in Season 2. That's not always for the best of the characters, though, as both Jim and Steve find themselves on a decline this season.
"The character of Steve is very well-defined now," Jefferies says. "This season he becomes a full blown alcoholic, and it progressively gets worse throughout the season."
Don't expect things to get much better for Steve, either. Jefferies likes the fact that Steve's struggles with alcohol don't feel corny or contrived. »
3 items from 2014
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