A British comedian of Irish descent, Jimeoin is best known for his observational style of stand-up comedy, as well as his comic acting skills. Born in 1966 in Warwickshire, Jimeoin has been performing comedy since 1990, but had his first big break in the 2000s in Australia. Since he came to public prominence in that country, the comedian has been a regular face on the comedy circuits of New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the UK. He is also a TV personality in his own right, having appeared on a number of television shows, such as Live at the Apollo, a BBC stand-up comedy strand, and Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital, broadcast in 2012.
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Raised in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, Jimeoin's comedic style has been compared to great stand-ups who also made a successful career on TV, such as Dave Allen. Much of his comedy is based on everyday life and he focuses on his marriage and four children a great deal for comedic inspiration. Away from stand-up, Jimeoin is a writer of comedy sketches and has a good number of characters and voices he can use in an acting capacity. While in Australia, the performer contributed and starred in a number of sketch-based comedy vehicles, such as Full Frontal and Thank God You're Here, an improvisational sketch show.
Jimeoin's career milestones
Following Jimeoin's contribution as a writer and performer in Full Frontal, he went on to perform at the legendary Juste Pour Rire comedy festival in Montreal. After this, he began to make a name for himself outside of Australia, and featured on shows such as Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in the UK, for example. Still based in Melbourne, the performer also put together shows for the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival around this time. In 2011, Jimeoin took to the stage at the Royal Variety Performance, bringing him to the attention of a much more mainstream audience in the UK, for the first time. Broadcast on ITV, his routine led to him being booked on TV panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's Museum of Curiosity.
In 2013, Jimeoin was sufficiently well known to make his first solo headline tour in the UK. He debuted his one-man show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and has never really stepped back from larger and arena-sized venues ever since. He has performed all over the UK, including well-received shows at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
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