18th October: Jimeoin, Lovely at The Comedy Store
To be able to start a show successfully with a string of bird walk impressions, including a chicken in a minefield, can only prepare the audience for a good 2 hours of comedy.
Jimeoin is not only hilariously funny but also has the most inviting smile and a charming Irish accent. His comedy is not fancy or farfetched, it’s mainstream and plays well off deliverance.
He cleverly manipulates the audience into laughing at themselves through everyday, mundane situations like stubbing a toe or slipping in the shower. This style reminds me of Michael McIntyre’s comedy, yet with the perk of Jimeoin being fantastically different and infinitely less irritating in deliverance.
He is not only a comedian but also a fairly competent musician, incorporating his comedy rather deftly into rock songs. I found myself crying with laughter during his song ‘What’, where the words were mostly unintelligible and completely ridiculous.
At the end he very bravely took out his book of comedic thoughts to try out on the audience. I was immediately sceptical as comedy thrives off the appearance of improvisation, however he managed it pretty well and the audience loved it.
Jimeoin really showed the audience what comedy is at its basic best.