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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (8,711)

Legit was a comedy television series created by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies for FX. It premiered on January 17, 2013 and ended on May 14, 2014, running for two seasons and a total of 26 episodes. The show followed the misadventures of Jim Jefferies, a fictionalized version of himself, as he tried to make it as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles. Accompanied by his roommate Steve Nugent (Dan Bakkedahl), a quadriplegic with a high sex drive, and his brother Billy (DJ Qualls), a gentle giant with muscular dystrophy, Jim navigated the ups and downs of his personal and professional life with equal parts humor and heartbreak.

At its core, Legit was a show about friendship and family, as Jim, Steve, and Billy formed a tight-knit bond despite their vastly different backgrounds and experiences. Their interactions were often crude and politically incorrect, but also genuine and affectionate, as they helped each other through crises big and small. Whether it was Steve's quest for love and independence, Billy's desire to be seen as more than a disability, or Jim's struggle with alcoholism and commitment, the trio faced real-world issues with a mix of comedy and sincerity.

As a stand-up comedian, Jim brought his signature style of irreverent humor to the show, tackling taboo subjects and controversial issues with his trademark wit and candor. From sex and drugs to religion and politics, no topic was off-limits for Jim, who used his platform to challenge social norms and provoke thought. However, the show also explored the darker side of Jim's persona, as he grappled with his own demons and past mistakes. His relationship with his estranged father and his struggles with addiction were recurring themes throughout the series, adding a layer of emotional depth to the otherwise raunchy and outrageous humor.

In addition to the main cast, Legit featured a rotating roster of guest stars, including comedians like Eddie Izzard, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman, as well as actors like John Ratzenberger, Dave Foley, and Jennifer Irwin. These guest appearances added variety and humor to the show, while also highlighting the strength of the main cast's chemistry and comedic timing.

One of the standout episodes of Legit was "Love," the sixth episode of the first season, in which Jim and Steve take Billy on a road trip to see his long-distance girlfriend, Felicia (Jenny Mollen). Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and hijinks, culminating in a surprise twist that underscores the fragile nature of relationships and human connection. The episode was hailed as a standout example of Legit's blend of comedy and pathos, and earned critical acclaim for its poignant portrayal of disability and romance.

Overall, Legit was a unique and memorable show that combined Jim Jefferies' irreverent humor with heartfelt storytelling and memorable characters. While it ultimately only lasted two seasons, its impact will be felt for years to come, as it challenged norms and entertained audiences with its unapologetic approach to comedy and life.

Legit is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2013.

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13. Honesty
May 14, 2014
Jim deals with the aftermath of being shot by a heckler and considers being done with comedy. Billy goes to a video game tournament.
12. Sober
May 14, 2014
Jim suffers from panic attacks when he becomes sober.
11. Intervention
May 7, 2014
Janice and Walter decide to intervene as Steve's drinking spirals out of control, completely unaware of a coke party Jim has accidentally set in motion in his bedroom.
10. Weekend
April 30, 2014
When Steve's daughter comes to visit, he's sent into a tailspin when he comes to a realization about his ex-wife. His absence forces Jim to assume the role of surrogate parent for the weekend.
9. Licked
April 23, 2014
Jim performs a sexual favor to convince a female executive in Hollywood to help him land roles.
8. Homeless
April 16, 2014
Walter is nowhere to be found after walking in on Billy having sex. The boys search for him and in the meantime happen upon one of Janice's secrets.
7. Afghanistan
April 9, 2014
Jim goes to Afghanistan to entertain the troops and comes under heavy fire with Steve. Billy is hospitalized with Jim's mom..
Rub 'n' Slide
6. Rub 'n' Slide
April 2, 2014
Jim's parents come to visit and the guys' dads take them to a water park - accompanied by hookers they became acquainted with at a massage parlor.
5. Checkmate
March 26, 2014
Billy is stuck in the van when it gets towed. Meanwhile, Billy's wheelchair is stolen by gang members and Jim and Steve try to retrieve it.
4. Reunion
March 19, 2014
When Jim and Steve attend their high school reunion, they discover things are different than they remembered.
3. Racist
March 12, 2014
Jim realizes his fantasy girl is racist. The gang heads to a bar and gets into trouble.
2. Death
March 5, 2014
After the passing of a friend, the guys take a deeper look at their own morality.
1. Loveline
February 26, 2014
In the second season premiere, Jim is exposed as a sex addict on live radio.
Where to Watch Legit
Legit is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Legit on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (8,711)