If you are looking for a show that is not riddled with audience interaction, thought-provoking arguments and insightful knowledge then Jimeoin’s new show Result! is for you.
The set is simply an electric guitar resting on a stand in the corner. As Jimeoin enters the stage, the roaring thunder from the audience shows that his Melbourne fan base continues to be strong. Even at the subtlest hint of an eyebrow raise, the audience is laughing on cue, eager for the humorous dribble that awaits.
Jimeoin successfully gibbers his way through 60 minutes of garbage…literally, of course, as he shares his adventurous tale of frequently missing bin night and chasing the collector truck to the next street—in his underwear.
He weaves his way indirectly through his observations of fart movements, the mundane thrills of marriage and the simple pleasures found in life, such as seeing his wife stub her toe on the bed and bend down in pain to coincidentally smell his silent-yet-deadly fart. He explains that, at this point in the marriage, laughing at his wife’s pain is a liberating experience.
Jimeoin expertly fills the last part of the hour with musicality. He plays the guitar with ease while self-deprecating his ability in his unique roguish style, executing the perfect comedic value. The songs he sings are about love and finding the right person, notions that are quickly undermined when he expresses a wearisome response to these life concepts.
There may be no real point or message to his artistry, but he perfectly fulfils the role of a comedian—he makes people laugh. The audience leaves with stitches and watery eyes, which is exactly how a night at Melbourne’s iconic Comedy Festival should end.