Jim Jefferies narrates how he apologized to Axl Rose for making fun of him while wildly hallucinating
Jim Jefferies told Jimmy Fallon a crazy story that involved having to apologize to Axl Rose over a joke while wildly hallucinating.
Australian comedian Jim Jefferies told Jimmy Fallon about the time he opened for Guns N' Roses at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, and then decided to indulge in a little hallucinogenic fun, but sometime during his trip, Axl Rose decided to confront him about his material which poked fun at the singer's tardiness, resulting in a hilariously awkward exchange.
While on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,' Jim Jefferies revealed that Las Vegas was one of his favorite places to perform, and talked about the one time he was requested to open for a band at 8 pm, but was required to shorten his act by ten minutes.
He initially refused because he thought that he was the main act and that he should've been given as much time as he wanted to do his stand-up routine, but once he heard that it was Guns N' Roses who would be following him, he said, "All right, I'll be off by 9:30."
Toward the end of his routine, he began looking at his watch and pretending to be pressed for time, and then he joked, "Ah, f*** it, it's not like Axl Rose has ever left me waiting for a gig," explaining to Fallon, "Because Axl Rose is renownedly always late."
Jefferies continued, "Afterwards, I get off stage, I go back to the dressing room," and he said that he met an NHL player whose identity he kept secret. Jefferies said, "He was backstage with a bag of magic mushrooms," as Fallon covered his face with his hands. He added, to much laughter, "I don't know if they test for that, 'cause it can't be performance-enhancing, surely."
"So I just took a handful of mushrooms and ate those, as you do. I was already drunk. And then afterwards, 'cause I'm a good guy, right, I took photos with all my fans. There was a lineup of around 400 people taking photos, and about the 30 minute mark, the mushrooms kicked in, and my fans started to look like a bunch of lizards."
Jefferies added, "I was scared and I ran away into a corner. Anyway, I took some more mushrooms, and there may or may not have been cocaine, because there always is," as Fallon looked desperately toward his producers as the content of the story got more and more explicit.
The comedian was then invited to a party in a suite, which was filled with people engaging in all kinds of kinky behavior, before a man came up to him and said, "Mr. Rose wants to speak to you." Jefferies then went into a room where Rose was seated on a bed, and the singer told him, "Hey, man, not a lot of people know that I'm a comedy enthusiast."
Rose continued, "I watched your show this evening, it was really great, I really enjoyed it. But it's being completely overblown about how many times I showed up late for gigs." Jefferies was terrified, sharing, "He was offended by me teasing him, and I just became like a child, and I went, 'No offence Mr. Rose, I'm sorry Mr. Rose.'" He joked that since he was on so many drugs, he may as well have been talking to a red-headed girl.
After the apology, Jefferies asked him, "Can I have a photo?" but was rebuffed by the singer's bodyguard. As he got up to leave, Rose said, "Yeah, come on, we can have a photo," and they took a photo, which Fallon brought out to show the audience, visibly relieved that the extremely risque anecdote had drawn to a close.