Northern Irish comedian Jimeoin has just been on tour performing his stand-up at G’day Parks locations across Australia. Luckily, Channel Ten’s cameras were there to record it all for a brand new television series!
If you love a good laugh keep your eye out for the new Channel Ten show, ‘Waltzing Jimeoin’ which premieres Sunday, August 29 at 4pm.
The eight-episode weekly series is part comedy tour, part travel show and part buddy flick, as the veteran stand-up comedian and Australian television icon takes us on a very funny road trip to some of Australia’s most iconic destinations.
Staying with and performing at G’day Parks holiday parks along the way, Jimeoin said the show was inspired by his love of exploring Australia and interacting with travellers by telling stories around campfires.
“I’ve been in a lot of hotels and I find them sterile," he explained.
"They love it when you check-in, sure, but then every morning at 10.30am it’s “Get out! Get out of here!”’
“During the pandemic more people are going camping so I thought, maybe we could film a TV series capturing some camping misadventures. We drive from A to B and do some live shows and other activities. We try to keep it as loose as possible but also true to what families and mates would do when camping: conversations, campfires and guitars.”
Along for the ride are some of his comedy mates including much loved Egyptian-Australian comedian Akmal, who Jimeoin performed his first gig in Australia with just over 30 years ago. Fellow UK expat Georgie Carrol and Australians Jay Wymarra, Michael ‘Dolly’ Dalton, Ting Lim and Jacques Barrett also feature.
The first series focuses on the east coast of Australia, with Jimeoin and his plus ones performing at some of our most popular holiday parks from Sydney to the Whitsundays.
“I just love Australia. Exploring the east coast is a holiday that's so idyllic - your kids can't really ruin it - no matter how hard they try!"
"I still feel pretty wide-eyed about the country though, because I didn’t grow up here. I like the birds, I like the people, I love it all. It’s a bit spread out, but maybe that’s an advantage!
“Being on tour for 30 years has meant that I’ve seen many hotels, B&B’s and many, many couches, so its nice to holiday in these eco tents and cabins with a view of the water and do an outdoor, sunset show.
"I might do this forever.”
Check out the full list of air dates and featured parks below. You can also catch up on Ten Play.
29 August - Tiona Holiday Park
5 September - Austin Tourist Park
12 September - Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
19 September - Brisbane Holiday Village
26 September - Discovery Parks – Fraser St.
3 October - Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach
10 October - Island Getaway Holiday Park
17 October - Noosa Caravan Park