Here’s a guy that you are going to love from the moment you set your eyes on him. This English-born Irish-Australian stand-up comedian is as original as they come. He just takes over the stage with his deep, captivating voice, Irish brogue and amazing facial expressions. Jimeoin tops it up with some really energetic body language which hits the mark. He takes mundane aspects of human nature and brings out the funny side of them in such a way, that the laughs keep on coming. Jimeoin is also modest enough to evoke a laugh at his own expense. All in all, this guy is a born entertainer, and the wit seems to take its own natural course.
Born in 1966 as James Eoin Stephen Paul McKeown at Warwickshire, England, Jimeoin grew up in Londonderry, Ireland. After passing out from the Dominican College, Portstewart, he worked on construction sites in London for 4 years. Jimeoin moved to Australia at the age of 22, where he worked as a gardener. I was not until the 1990s that he began to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.
Today Jimeoin is well-established stand-up comedian in his own right. He regularly appears at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and tours extensively with advance bookings being sold out long before the show, even with extra bookings. Other Australian venues include the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival and the Wild West Comedy Festival. Jiimeoin is also internationally acclaimed, and has performed regularly in New York, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and the Middle East. He is a regular at Just for Laughs, an annual comedy event at Montreal.
Jimeoin is a popular figure in world-wide television especially in the UK. He has frequently appeared on ITV and BBC in: Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV1), Live at the Apollo (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Dave’s One Night Stand, Edinburgh Comedy Festival – Live! (BBC3), Monumental (BBC NI), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1). Jimeoin has also performed on the Conan O’Brien Show in the US. He created his own, indigenous television show, The Eponymous Jimeoin, which ran for three consecutive seasons, between 1994 and 1995. Jimeoin also was successful as “Convict Griffin” in a sitcom called Bligh in 1992.
He has also proved his worth as a writer with his involvement in two Australian feature films The Craic (1999) The Extra (2005) for which he co-wrote and also starred, alongside with Bob Franklin. Other films he appeared in are The Perfumer (1997) and You Can’t Stop the Murders, (2003).
Jimeoin added to his already high popularity during the 2014 FIFA World Cup by appearing on a primetime comedy program, The Full Brazilian, and he teamed up with the live coverage of the World Cup, where he appeared in a mix of stand-up comedy, football talk, and sketches.
“Jimeoin’s ever-evolving live show: a fluid mixture of his signature observations, with hawk eye dissection of more of the absurdities of life and how we live it.” – Belfast Waterfront “Comedy of the highest order… Inspired!” – Independent