Geoff Nugent known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He first achieved international popularity after he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Store. At one time, Jefferies even incorporated the incident into his act. This can be seen on his 2008 UK home video release, Contraband. He is now well known in the USA after his popular debut stand-up special on HBO.