Down Under to up above

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WITH venues such as Slaughterhouse and Fruit Market on his tour schedule, funny fellow Jimeoin might well be relieved to land at Sheffield’s normal-sounding Memorial Hall on May 20.

Previously a Grin Up North hit with his self-deprecatory tone and clever silly, the well-travelled comic upped his profile no end when he appeared on December’s Royal Variety Show and BBC’s Live At The Apollo.

Hence this extension to a UK tour by a man branded “not so much stand-up comedian, more stand-up David Attenborough” because of his inspired smartness.

Jimeoin quit his Northern Irish hometown of Portstewart for Australia more than a decade ago and swiftly found ample appetite for his take on the absurdities of everyday life, not least by introducing the concept of the Speed of Cheese – the more useful and alternative measurement to the Speed of Light.

And having wowed the Aussies, he’s gradually selling himself back to the rest of the globe, releasing several top-selling CDs and DVDs and finding UK allies in Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, Best Of Just For Laughs and Best of Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

To see Jimeoin in action visit YouTube: jimeoinofficial