Monday, January 24, 2011

Standup by Jimeoin

Birthday wishes go out to Ulster-style comedian, Jimeoin, whose low-key delivery has been yielding big laughs since the early 90s, shortly after he moved to Australia. Originally working as a landscape gardener, his absurdist take on life naturally leant itself more to comedy clubs than hydrangeas, and he was off. He still enjoys the great outdoors, however, and combines extensive touring with opportunities to golf and fish - expeditions he now often films for TV specials.

Already a well-known fixture in the Australian domestic film and television market, with appearances in the films The Craic (1999) and The Extra (2005) - which he co-wrote and starred in with longtime collaborator Bob Franklin - Jimeoin has also become a legend for his eponymous television program, which ran for three seasons (1994-95). He's also become well-known for the sets he's performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as appearing on television in America, Canada, and the UK.
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