Buro x Bernard Pivot: Jimeóin

Buro x Bernard Pivot: Jimeóin

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Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival

Internationally-renowned Irish comedian Jimeóin headlines the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival later this month. We check in to see how alcohol plays a part in his life

What is your favorite word?
Wife. Girlfriend sounds so much nicer and at the same time feels like there is a sense of freedom associated with it. But my wife is coming over with me, so 'wife' is a better answer in case she reads this.

What is your least favorite word?
I think that would have to be peripheral. It feels like it needs another "L" in the middle like perlipheral. Maybe there is one. Maybe you don't pronounce it and you only see it when you look off to the side of the word.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
I don't know if I can be flippant and sunny with this question. Alcohol is good.

What turns you off?
Alcohol probably. Fine line between creative and destructive.

What is your favorite curse word?

I love them all equally especially in other languages. I could be an professional interpreter when it comes to cursing.

What sound or noise do you love?
The alarm on my phone, I can't get enough of that in the morning.

What sound or noise do you hate?
Loose bowel movement.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Brain surgeon. Love to have a crack at that for a couple of weeks.

What profession would you not like to do?
Cleaning hotel rooms. All work and no glory, no tips.  Then you go home to clean your own room after cleaning everyone else's all day.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Come on in. What do you think of the gates?

The fourth edition of the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival is happening from 28 to 30 April at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. Jimeóin will be performing on 30 April at 10.30pm. To book tickets, click here.