I went to see Jimeoin last Saturday in The Olympia for the Bulmers Comedy Festival. Even though I’m suffering a major handicap that could have prevented me from laughing – I’m French – I must admit I really enjoyed that show.

It started with an Aussie rushing on stage: Kittie Flanagan. She was very funny indeed, telling her anecdotes (and playing with accents) with energy and a charming presence that the audience seemed to appreciate – and I really did too. The stories about the Irish, the Australians, the English, the French (yep, even them) were playing with features a tad stereotypical, but her freshness and her feminist tone really made them enjoyable. However, that joke about the French and the monkeys/apes was bad, Kitty. It didn’t make me laugh at all. Well… Almost not. :-)

Then came Jimeoin. People had told me: “You’ll see, he’s funny!” I had had a first taste of this talents on his website, with that excellent song, Third Drawer Down. And to be honest, I didn’t see as much as I would have liked: I was sitting at the back row and my view was blocked by one those pillars that surely are responsible for that “restricted view”.

But I laughed from start to finish. We were not dealing with stereotypes any longer: Jimeoin was telling us about those little things of the everyday life in such a manner that it was impossible not to have a feeling of déjà-vu. The little daily annoyances and manias were his material and he dealt with it perfectly (and with far more subtlety than, say, Jason Byrne, who happens to have made me roar with laughter in Vicar St a while ago – certainly the funniest show I’ve ever seen along with the one he made in Edinburgh 4 or 5 years ago), for our greatest pleasure. Very funny night!¶



  1. Seems that i could hear you laughthing from here...
    I miss your loud laugh dude ;-)

    Angrom · 2005-09-19 20:45 · #

  2. Cheers, Angrom! That's very kind of you. Actually, my laughter didn't go unnoticed on Saturday either...

    sebastien · 2005-09-19 21:00 · #

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