Comedian Jethro discusses his Cornish humour ahead of show at the Queen's Theatre

Comedian Jethro discusses his Cornish humour

Comedian Jethro discusses his Cornish humour

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THE Cornish comedian, Jethro, is back on the road, but not for long. He doesn't like being away from his farm for too long, yet still enjoys making people, and himself, laugh on stage. 

Known for his West Country wit and adult humour, he has gathered an array of fans across the country during his many years as a comedian.  

The Legend at Large tour will include some of Jethro’s classic stories from his long and successful career alongside new material. He says: “Yeah I don't really do tours. I do three or four weeks and have done for years. 

“The show is changing all the time. 

“If I enjoy telling it, I will do it. It is more what makes me laugh now.

“I never grew up properly like.“

At the age of 18 he joined the St Just and District Operatic Society and, in addition to his bass voice, locals found he had a talent for making an audience laugh.

 He began visiting the pubs of Cornwall to sing and joke and quickly made a name for himself. He says over the years you learn what works. 

He adds: “I enjoy seeing people laugh. I enjoyed laughing with them too.“
Jethro most recently made the headlines when he said he would be supporting UKIP at the next election. 

He says he is horrified at the amount of money which goes to Brussels and asked what Britain gets for the money?

“They have been threatening for years, various parties, to have an election on Europe. I voted for them and they still haven‘t done it.

“I am not going to get involved – I am just a member. 

He says: “Comedy has been so good to me. I have just loved being on the road and have been able to fill theatres.”

For now Jethro will keep touring, as he gets his kicks from stand-up rather than TV.

Jethro is at the Queen‘s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch on August 31 at 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333, queens-theatre.co.uk                        

 

Rebecca Cain

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