"I've watched hundreds of hours of stand-up comedy," says the Australian-born Jim Jeffries, Jefferies, named "Britain's Most Offensive Stand-Up Comic" by Q magazine. "And I can't think of a single joke that really made me belly laugh that involved someone having a good day and someone getting promoted and having a child and everything worked out fine. It just doesn't happen." Speaking from his relatively new home in LA, Jefferies, although self-deprecating, comes across as thoughtful. Caring, even. And if one listens to his work with an open ear, the humanity inside his jokes becomes apparent, as in a show-stopping bit about delivering a quadriplegic childhood friend—now a thirtysomething virgin—to a brothel. Somehow, the story has heart. ANDREW R TONRY Read the full interview with Jefferies here.