Funnyman who crosses Irish craic with Aussie humour

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Jimeoin, Winding Wheel

The cross-culture comedian pops in to Chesterfield tonight, after his appearance at Sheffield City Hall last week, as part of his What?! tour.

Born to Irish parents in Leamington Spa, Jimeoin moved to Northern Ireland as a youngster before living in London to study and then moving permanently to Australia at the age of 22.

His unusual hybrid accent and nomad style life has helped to accumulate an hilarious cannon of observances with a very believable ability to capture human behaviour, from whatever walk of life.

He combines typical Irish craic and laidback Aussie humour.

Jimeoin first came to the public attention between 2005 and 2008 while performing his Over the Top tour of Australia’s Outback and major cities, filmed for a BBC documentary, Jimeoin Down Under.

He has since made many more appearances on TV.

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More spoken word on Thursday night with The Shipping Forecast, one of Sheffield’s longest-running poetry nights and certainly the most bizarre. The room is decked out like a ship, with waves, dancing fish and celebrity port-holes.

Captain Birdseye’s protégé Stan Skinny leads the audience through a mixture of performers, games and regular features such as George the shark and ‘Message in a bottle’ with Sting, which all adds to the surreal and fun nature of the show that “aims to shake the dust off ordinary beard strokey poetry nights”. Appearing at at the Riverside pub in Mowbray Street, Shalesmoor are A Firm of Poets, A F Harold and Tim Clare. Tickets are £5 and £3 for concessions.