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Review: Jimeoin

Adelaide Fringe

Jimeoin is a seasoned stand-up performer: an entrance jig sets the scene and the banter begins, quickly drawing you in. ★★★½

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Audiences are no threat and you know pretty early on that this comic is making no guarantees that you’ll be entertained – but of course, that’s still the aim.

Renonsense Man is about making sense, reflecting on the simple things and being confident with who you are.

The title is apt, providing ample scope for free-ranging gags. The understated stage and costume is contrasted by Jimeoin’s facial expressions and non-verbals; gesture and movement are as important as the lines.

A real dynamic is the honesty of his approach; it doesn’t really matter how much we laugh, as long as we laugh. The usual suspects are present: flatulence, sex, family, laughing at yourself, relationships.

There are some hits, but also some misses, and I found the wife humour a bit too Benny Hill for today. As a common link in a loose collection of gags, this choice of common comedic punching bag seems out of place and insensitive.

The musical finale, however, is Jimeoin at his rascally best. Virtuoso is a little strong but there is that degree of unabashed swagger that carries you happily along to that potential encore.

Three-and-a-half stars

Renonsense Man is showing at the Royalty Theatre until March 19.

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