Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Keep a[euro][TM]em Laughing; with an Impressive Two-Decade Career in Comedy, JIMEOIN isna[euro][TM]t Planning to Stop Anytime Soon

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Keep a[euro][TM]em Laughing; with an Impressive Two-Decade Career in Comedy, JIMEOIN isna[euro][TM]t Planning to Stop Anytime Soon

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PAUL APPELKAMP

JIMEOIN is a comedian who needs no introduction.

Most Australians have seen the Irish funny man appear on widely watched TV shows such as Rove Live, Thank God Youare Here and Spicks and Specks or at one of his many live gigs during the past two decades.

His impressive comedy career has evolved from a simple love of the craft and a specific type of humour which focuses on day-to-day occurrences, rather than politics, popular culture or current affairs.

aPopular culture and all that stuff is well and truly covered by commercial radio and most of the time I donat find myself laughing to it,a Jimeoin says.

aIf you can talk with a good, original subject matter, then thatas just as important as a funny joke.a

The well-known comic, who has written and starred in four films including The Craic (1999), would struggle to walk down an Australian street without being recognised.

However, he has only recently gained recognition in the region where he grew up. …

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