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Jimeoin - Renonsense Man. Adelaide Fringe 2017

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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Is Johnny There?
Jimeoin. He's a catholic Irishman, visiting us in our City of Churches. And, yep - there was a joke about that!

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


He came on stage drinking from a stubby of Coopers Ale. He wowed us with his quirky poetry and unusual songs about ageing, confidence and being drunk. Oh, the woes of a dog's life were explained hilariously and he shared with us the amusing secret and silent language that exists between husband and wife.

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


Jimeoin talked about the everyday stuff that we all seem to just get on with and mostly overlook as being anywhere near being funny - getting new boots, withdrawing money from the bank, talking to a call centre operator on the phone. It certainly isn't as humourous when I'm doing it, that's for sure. He's down to earth and genuinely funny. He made fun of it all and we just loved it.

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


Renonsense Man is Renon-Sense? Or Re-Nonsense? It's possible that it's a bit of both. Or not at all. Actually, I don't know what it means and I forgot to ask him. Maybe it's just about being able to laugh - at yourself, at him, at the world around us. And, that is something that Jimeoin does so well. His fast one-liners, comical facial expressions and rock star impersonations keep you laughing all the way from start to end, just as we would expect from a seasoned professional funny man.

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


At the beginning of the show, he made a very serious attempt at getting to know the audience one by one, but really only got as far as me and my son. Not that we minded! It's what you get for sitting in the front row. Thanks, Jimeoin! It was nice to meet you too!

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


Jimeoin is a hugely popular stand-up comedian who is loved all over the world. Australians particularly love his shows - he made us all laugh in the 90's when his own TV show consistently won the television ratings. He's appeared in many of the biggest shows on television: 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.

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


Then, of course, there's his hit movie - The Craic, which he wrote and starred in. It was the second highest grossing box office movie in Australian history in its opening weekend.

He has CDs, DVDs, appeared in Royal Gala events and performed in front of huge television and live audiences. He's pretty much a superstar.

Jimeoin
Jimeoin (©paula mcmanus)


Jimeoin tours all over the country and many of his shows sell out well in advance.

This Fringe Festival, do yourself a favour. Get along to this show and have a great big belly laugh.

Jimeoin is appearing at the Royalty Theatre in Angas Street in the city until the 19th of March.

Jimeoin
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Why? He's laid back, he's hilarious. He's Jimeoin
When: 9th to 19th of March
Where: Royalty Theatre, 65 Angas Street, Adelaide
Cost: Prices start from $31.45
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Wow Paula, you not only got there but you got front row ... I am green with envy! He's not coming anywhere near my part of the world so I appreciate you sharing this, thanks.
by Kate Blake (score: 2|629) 99 days ago
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