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Discovery Parks Hosts Jimeoin as he Waltzes Australia

27 Aug 2021

Northern Irish comedian Jimeoin recently completed a stand-up tour of holiday parks in some of Australia's most iconic destinations - including two of ours! Luckily, Channel Ten’s cameras were there to record it all...

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.

Including stops at Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach and Discovery Parks - Fraser Street Hervey Bay, the eight-part weekly series is part comedy tour, part travel show and part buddy flick.

In series one, veteran stand-up comedian and Australian television icon, Jimeoin, takes us on a very funny trip along Australia's east coast, from Sydney to the Whitsundays.

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Inspired by his love of exploring Australia and interacting with travellers around campfires, the show see's him take on the elements, camp under the stars and perform his comedy to campers and caravanners. 

“I’ve been in a lot of hotels and I find them too sterile.

"They love it when you check-in but then every morning at 10.30am it’s “Get out! Get out of here!”’ he said.

“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 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.”

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Along for the ride are some of his comedy mates including 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 Barret to name a few.

“I still feel pretty wide-eyed about Australia 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 or cabins with a view of the water and do an outdoor, sunset show.

"Might do this forever.”

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Keep your eyes peeled for the Airlie Beach and Hervey Bay episodes, which air on September 26 and October 3. You can also catch up on Ten Play.

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