Jimeoin - YEEHAA!
02/05/2016 - 07/05/2016
08/05/2016 - 08/05/2016
30/04/2016 - 30/04/2016
Hailed as one of live comedy’s masters, Jimeoin’s shows are a fluid mixture of his signature observations and more razor-sharp take on the absurdities of everyday life.
“No one else raises so many laughs by doing so little – his expressive eyebrows deserve a spin off gig of their own” – Evening Standard, London
“His observational humour is second to none and his physical comedy is comparable to the likes of Jim Carrey” ★★★★★ – Manchester Evening News
Contains adult themes & occasional coarse language.
Auckland: 7pm daily at Sky City Theatre
Wellington: 7pm on 30 April at The Opera House
*service fee may apply
Christchurch : May 8 at Isaac Theatre Royal, 7.30pm
*service fee may apply
A master of the art of laughter
Review by Stewart Sowman-Lund 03rd May 2016
Irish funnyman Jimeoin has been coming to our shores for a few years now, proving successful with audiences each time. This year, he features as one of the main international acts of the comedy festival, and as such manages to attract quite a large crowd to the Skycity Theatre on a Monday evening.
Jimeoin’s brand of comedy is weird, unique and, quite frankly, hilarious. Able to captivate an audience simply with a facial expression or sound, a lot of the comedy in his set comes in the gaps between stories where the previous joke starts to sink in. His structure is fast paced, nonsensical, and yet he manages to tie up all his tangents and stories into a one fairly cohesive show. It’s fascinating how when you think he’s lost his train of thought, or gone too far off track, he still manages to weave it back into his main story and connect everything together. This is a talent difficult to master, and it’s such that you really know you are watching a master of the art of laughter.
Tackling both big topics and everyday activities is something Jimeoin has perfected, and this year he aims to answer the impossible question of life and “what is it all about.” The fact that I came away with an answer is astounding, and the pay-off is both clever and hilarious. Throw in some music, excellent one -liners and observations, along with some harmless audience conversation and you really have one excellent night of comedy.
If you haven’t seen Jimeoin live before, here’s your chance. And, if you have, here’s your chance to see him again. This show is funny, clever, unpredictable and highly recommended.
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