Jerk follows the life of acclaimed stand up Tim Renkow, who plays a heightened version of himself; an American art school dropout who needs to get a visa to stay in the UK. The only problem is that Tim has cerebral palsy. This means that people judge him… all the time. Although usually they judge him wrongly, because what they don’t realise is that inside that severely disabled, vulnerable body is a bit of an asshole.
Tim somehow manages to land a job at greeting card company Anarchy Hamster. Assuming that he is only there to fill a quota, Tim takes full advantage of his ‘unsackable’ status.
After stumbling across a charity food bank, Tim becomes embroiled in a lie that spirals completely out of control.
Tim enters the cruel world of online dating, but after meeting a girl he actually hits it off with struggles to keep her away from his mad mother and arch nemesis.