Every once in a while, there comes along a true comedy genius, someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public. Such is the case with Jethro.
Armed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered to you in a warm Cornish accent, Jethro has the rare ability to paint hilarious pictures in the mind of his audience.
Over 4 million DVD sales pay testimony to the size and dedication of his army of followers, and their love of the unpredictable, irreverent twaddle that reduces his audience to tears of laughter night after unforgettable, night.
Jethro is the stage name of Cornish stand-up comedian Geoffrey Rowe.
Based in Lewdown in Devon. Jethro was born in March 1948 in St Buryan, a village in west Cornwall.
After leaving school, Jethro was apprenticed as a carpenter and then worked as a timber man in a tin mine.
At the age of eighteen 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 was quickly hailed as Cornwall’s top comic.
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