Internationally acclaimed comedian Jimeoin tour hits Geraldton for show at Queens Park Theatre

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Jimeoin is returning to Geraldton after a 15-year absence.
Camera IconJimeoin is returning to Geraldton after a 15-year absence. Credit: JAMES PENLIDIS PHOTOGRAPHY/RegionalHUB

“I’ve got to get the kids through school” is the reason Jimeoin gives for his 36-year long career which has seen him on TV screens and international stages.

The stand-up comic from Ireland has been a familiar face in the Australian comedy scene since he was 22.

The then-construction worker turned to comedy as a hobby, performing his first gig in Sydney after moving to Australia.

Since then, he has been touring the country with his dry sense of humour which pairs particularly well with country folk.

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He appeared at the internationally acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1993 and has been on the line-up every year since.

He does up to 180 shows in a year and the veteran funny man said it was hard to detail what audiences can expect from his shows.

“It’s hard to answer. It’s always different, there’s no agenda, there’s no theme and there’s no message — it’s comedy, so you can expect to laugh,” he said.

He said the amount of shows was not as taxing as it seemed because he loves his job.

“What I think is best about it is I still enjoy doing it. It’s not really work, work is getting up in the morning and answering to the man,” he said.

The last time the comic visited Geraldton was nearly 15 years ago, but the beaches have remained in his memory.

“I’m only there one night but I’ll try to go for a swim,” he said.

Jimeoin will take the Queens Park Theatre stage on Saturday from 7.30pm.

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