Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation - a true comedy master. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life.
Jimeoin's regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his widely successful Australian tours attract sell-out advance bookings, often with extra shows added due to demand.
Internationally, Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East. He has also performed around Europe and the UK and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival.
From 2005 to 2008, Jimeoin was touring throughout the vast outback regions of Australia as well as playing the major cities and festivals across the land - he became the first comedian to go and tour totally 'over the top' of the country, playing a mix of hotels, theatres, swimming pools, cattle ranches and anywhere that looked a bit interesting. He performed additional sell-out tours in Ireland, shows in Paris and several massive seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as four seasons in London's West End.
His 2006 and 2008 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe smashed box-office records before those festivals even opened and were a huge hit with the public and critics alike.
In 2009 he toured South Africa and performed at the London, Kilkenny and Montreal Comedy Festivals as well as touring regional Australia including WA and QLD.
2010 saw him return to the Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. He also appeared at the Auckland Comedy Festival and toured the entire North and South Island later that year.
A familiar face on Australian television, Jimeoin has appeared on all the nation's top variety and comedy programs including 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' 'Bout Your Generation.
The three series of his own hit show Jimeoin (Seven Network) consistently won the ratings when they were broadcast in 1994 and 1995.
Jimeoin has also made regular guest appearances on top-rating overseas television programs including Des O'Connor Tonight in the UK and Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the US (with a viewing audience of over 13 million).
His one-hour Tea Towel Tour of Ireland documentary (for Network Ten, Australia in 2001) was a quirky, self-styled travel special, inspired by constant touring and a love of his native land. The same year he also hosted two one-hour documentaries showcasing Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
In 2008 Jimeoin co-produced a six-part comedy series for BBC N.Ireland following his epic tour across the far north top of Australia called Jimeoin Down Under. A combination of comedy travelogue and standup show, this series was almost immediately repeated due to popular demand.
In 2010 Jimeoin starred on all the biggest UK programmes, including BBC's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Rocks, The Very Best of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival as well as The Best of Just For Laughs; in Australia his Over the Top series aired on Foxtel.
In 1999, Jimeoin wrote and starred in his debut feature film The Craic (Village Roadshow). Its opening weekend made it the second highest grossing box office movie in Australian-produced film history and it went on to have hugely successful video releases throughout western speaking countries. In his native Ireland, it was second only to The Matrix.
2004 saw Jimeoin shooting his much-anticipated second comedy movie, The Extra, which he again wrote and starred in. Released in spring 2005, it was a romantic comedy about an average guy who aspires to be a movie star and is willing to give anything a go to get there. A special audience test screening at the Edinburgh Festival was very well received, the film was presented at Cannes and went on to be a popular screening in Australia.
His DVD releases include Jimeoin and Bob's Cooking Show, All Over the Shop, Over the Top, Third Drawer Down and Jimeoin On Ice. He has also produced three top-selling CDs: Goin' Off, The Craic and Forklift Truck.
A keen fisherman and golfer, his constant touring enables Jimeoin to check out and experience new outdoor adventures. Never a man to sit still in his career for long, he is forever doing gigs, trying new things and, basically, just having a laugh.
Client Comments for Jimeoin
- Jimeoin had our group in fits of laughter for his entire performance. His use of his guitar throughout the performance added an additional element of entertainment for the group.
The Good Guys
- Jimeoin was fantastic. We have been running this dinner for over 20 years and had a different comedian each year, Jimeoin was one of the best, if not the best, that we have ever had.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia
- Inspired... comedy so deceptively bright it almost blinds you... in an age of warped wit he is disconcertingly inoffensive, but traditional stand-up is rarely so appealing... he is not so much stand-up comedian, more stand-up David Attenborough... this is the comedy of the highest order.
London Evening Post
- Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess.
Scotland on Sunday
- Comedy of the highest order... inspired ramblings.
- Comic genius.
Edinburgh Evening News
"Kris McCartney was incredibly patient and persevered with our speaker brief to source and negotiate with our keynote speaker. When a hiccup arose with the keynote, Kris was able to source an excellent second speaker. She was very attentive and understanding."
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