A few months ago FX gave the green light to another comedian-based series like its award-winning Louie, this time starring Australian comic Jim Jefferies in a series he calls Legit. Apparently, it’s something Jefferies’ mother said he needed to attempt to be, since he’s in his mid-30s and is known best for heavy drinking, copious drug intake and sleeping with prostitutes. As he says in the series pilot, which takes place in L.A., he wants to start doing things for others, to grow up, and to become legitimate.
Jefferies plays a lightly fictionalized version of himself in a world where he is roommates and best friends with a cyber law library salesman, the recently divorced Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve’s brother Billy (DJ Qualls) who has Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. But as of the first three episodes Jefferies manages to strike the right balance of the irreverent and, surprisingly, the sweet. Hit the jump for more on the series, and why it’s worth a watch.