Jimeoin didn’t plan to be a comedian, but loves to get people teary, slapping their thighs and cackling from deep laughter.
“I would just rather have a laugh than do the obvious thing most people call ‘work’,” he said.
“I still like to get things done though, like pay bills and get s**t done, but it’s just a really nice feeling to get people laughing.”
With his chilled, laid-back comedic style that makes his story-telling and jokes all the more funny, Jimeoin will head to Wenty Leagues in July for his tour, The Renonsense Man.
In this show, he gets to the nitty-gritty and dissects the trifles of life by tackling issues others may not give much thought to.
“I nick it from other people,” he joked, when asked where he gets his material from.
“Sometimes I find myself laughing and think: ‘Why do I find that funny?’.
“When things in the real world make me laugh, I think about how I can convey that to other people.”
He finds people who make the best of a bad situation inspiring.
“The sort of people who get on with life and flip bad situations around are interesting characters and inspire me,” he said.
“It’s nice to get people laughing but it’s even nicer to get them laughing at something you weren’t expecting them to laugh at. And not something dark, which a lot of people seem to be obsessed with.”
It’s nice to get people laughing but it’s even nicer to get them laughing at something you weren’t expecting them to laugh at.Jimeoin
Jimeoin has appeared on all the nation’s top variety and comedy programs including GMA, Rove (live), The Panel, Thank God You’re Here, Full Frontal, Bligh, The Midday Show, Tonight Live, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks and Talkin’ about Your Generation.
This month, the master of comedy has released his newest DVD, Yeehaa!, filled with more charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life.
- 8pm, Saturday, July 15, Wenty Leagues, 50 Smith Street, Wentworthville. Tickets: $44. Bookings: 8868 9200 or wentyleagues.com.au.