Jimoin (4 stars)


This article is from 2006.

Jimeoin doesn’t know what his show is about. He’s been struggling to dream up a fancy Dan title to satisfy the Fringe programme, but he’s just not that kind of stand-up. In fact, the Irish comic’s 75 minutes are made up of observations that may well have occurred to you already, but you just don’t have the timing to deliver them with aplomb or the wit to transform them into comedy gold.

Jimeoin’s gift is for honing in on the familiar and rendering it absurd. He shares the perils of delivering ice cubes to and from the fridge at parties, his vision of a musical set on the London Underground, and the fact that the best cup of tea is always the one that you have to leave. His laid-back, soft spoken manner is disarming but it’s a measure of his huge presence and slick abilities that he leaves us sore with laughter. (Allan Radcliffe)

George Square Theatre, 662 8740, until 27 Aug (not 21), 9pm, £10.50-£12 (£9-£10.50).

This article is from 2006.


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