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 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.
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.
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 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.