- Info:Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation - a true comedy master.
JIMEOIN – AUSTRALIAN COMEDIANS AND HOSTS
Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation – a true comedy master. A prolific writer with exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of every-day life.
Jimeoin’s regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his widely successful Australian tours attract sell-out advance bookings, often with extra shows added due to demand.
Internationally, Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, The Middle East to the Far East. He has also performed around Europe and the UK and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.
From 2005 – 2008 Jimeoin toured through the vast outback regions of Australia as well as playing the major cities and festivals across the land. He became the first comedian to go out and tour totally ‘over the top’ of the country, playing a mix of hotels, theatres, swimming pools, cattle ranches and anywhere that looked a bit interesting. This was filmed for a TV series on BBC North Ireland called ‘Jimeoin Down Under’. He performed additional sell0out tours in Ireland, shows in Paris and several massive seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as four seasons in London’s West End.
His 2006 and 2008 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival smashed box-office records before those festivals even opened and were a huge hit with the public and critics alike.
Jimeoin is a familiar face on Australian Television, he’s appeared on all the nations top variety and comedy programs including GMA, Rove Live, The Panel, Thank God Your Here, Full Frontal, Bligh, The Midday Show, Good News Week and Tonight Live.
The Three seasons of his hit show ‘Jimeoin’ (seven network) consistently won the ratings when it was shown in 1994 – 1995.
Jimeoin has also made regular guest appearances on top-rating overseas television programs including Des O’Connor in the UK and Late Night with Conan O’Brien in the US (with a viewing audience of over 13 million).
His one-hour ‘Tea Towel Tour’ of Ireland documentry (for Channel 10 Australia in 2001) was a quirky, self-styled travel special, inspired by constant touring and a love of his native land. The same year he also hosted two one-hour documentaries showcasing Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Comedy Festival.
In 2008 Jimeoin co-produced a six-part comedy series for BBC North Ireland following his epic tour across the far north top of Australia called ‘Jimeoin Down Under’. A combination of comedy travelogue and stand up show, this series was almost immediately repeated due to popular demand.
In 1999, Jimeoin wrote and starred in his debut feature film ‘The Craic’ (Village Roadshow). Its opening weekend made it the second highest grossing box office movie in Australian-produced film history and it went on to have hugely successful video releases throughout the western speaking countries. In his native Ireland, it was second only to ‘The Matrix’.
2004 saw Jimeoin shooting his much-anticipated second comedy movie, ‘The Extra’, which he again wrote and starred in. Released in spring 2005, it was a romantic comedy about an average guy who aspires to be movie star and is willing to give anything a go to get there. A special audience test screening at the Edinburgh Festival was very well received, the film was presented at Cannes and went onto be popular in Australia.
Jimeoin has also produced three top-selling CDs ‘Goin Off’, ‘The Craic’ and ‘Forklift Truck’. His DVDs ‘All over the shop’, ‘Third Drawer Down’plus ‘Jimeoin and Bobs Cooking Show’ (performed with Bob Franklin) and Jimeoin’On Ice’ have all been best-sellers in Australia.