The Writers of the Jim Jefferies Show
These are the great people who make the magic happen on the Jim Jefferies show! Jim himself is not on this show.
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Forrest Shaw made his television debut on Conan in 2014 and appeared on Gotham Comedy LIVE on AXS TV in early 2015. He has performed in numerous festivals such as, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Big Sky Comedy Festival, and the New York Underground Comedy Festival, and was awarded 2013’s Ultimate Miami Comedian. Forrest is and Associate Producer on The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central, and was featured in season 2 of the FX show Legit and has also appeared on Animal Planet. Forrest is a co-writer (and lead actor) of the award winning web series Labor Days (labordays.tv). He is co-creator of the weekly What’s What Podcast (whatswhatpod.com). He can also be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, Pandora, and Spotify. His debut album ‘Mister Grizzly’ was released on November 18, 2014 on Comedy Records.
JJ Whitehead’s rangy swagger and fearless, electric wit has charmed audiences around the world. Disarmingly comfortable, JJ delivers unabashedly personal stories and blistering social satire in a unique performance style that can only come from a North American who cut his comedy teeth in Great Britain.
He has been a welcomed regular on British and Canadian TV; at international comedy festivals and as a headliner at such clubs as The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, The Glee Clubs, Manfords and Yuk Yuks.
Subhah's parents immigrated from India to small town America so their children could live the American dream. And by American dream I mean pursue stand up comedy and become an Indian parent's nightmare. She has since become a headlining comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central, Tru Tv, and MTV. She is currently writing on The Jim Jefferies Show for Comedy Central.
London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Starting his comedy career in the UK, he first became known to American audiences as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room on Showtime, and The Nerdist, and is one of the regular guest co-hosts of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
He is currently a writer for The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central, for which he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award, and also wrote for, and appeared on How To Build… Everything on the Science channel, and Comedy KnockOut on TruTV.
His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Laughspin Magazine's top 10 albums of the year and his hit appearance at Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest. He also hosts Probably Science, a weekly comedy and science podcast featuring a mix of comedians and scientists breaking down the week’s science news. While it's his TV appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny.”
Curtis Cook is a standup comedian and writer living in Los Angeles, California. He’s been seen on Portlandia, Flophouse, and Comedy Central as well as venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Clusterfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition. In addition to performing standup, Curtis is a writer for the Willamette Week, Laugh Staff, and The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central.
Kevin Avery is a comedian and two-time Emmy award-winning writer. His writing credits include HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Comedy Central’s The Jim Jefferies Show, VH1′s Best Week Ever, and the critically acclaimed FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on which he served as head writer.
He appears in and was co-writer of the Comedy Central digital series, White Flight, and
was co-host of the popular Earwolf podcast, Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period, praised by Buzzfeed as “smart” and “funny” and recommended by Entertainment Weekly as a “Must List(en).” Kevin also wrote and starred in the award winning short film, Thugs, The Musical! You can see Kevin later this year appearing on the new Comedy Central series The New Negroes on which he also served as head writer.