Comedian Jim Jefferies has postponed his upcoming New Zealand tour until January, 2017.

The rescheduling is due to Jefferies filming a brand new major US television pilot.

The tour, which was to kick off on Wednesday, October 19 in Auckland, had been selling out all across the country.

Tickets for the rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates with the seating remaining the same.

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Ticketholders who can no longer attend the shows can return to their point of purchase for a full refund.

The rescheduled tour begins in Invercargill on Wednesday, January 11 and winds up in Napier on Sunday 22nd.

Jefferies will play his two Auckland shows on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th.

Tickets for the new dates are onsale now.