Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Time(s): 19:30 to 22:00
Type: Theatre and Stage
Booking Required: No
All Tickets £20
Following 60 sold out shows last year, “The Count of Cornwall” is back again with his unique style of comedy.
Jethro will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style. He is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived.
Having produced 20 DVD’s over the years there are some old favourites and many new tales told in a way only a count could. 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.
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.
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.
In earlier times Jethro played over 100 games for the Penzance Pirates rugby team, now better known as the Cornish Pirates. His rugby interest was nurtured at Cape Cornwall School (a then primitive rugby academy in the far west of Cornwall) under the guidance of Derek Small who helped produce other famous Pirate characters such as Colin ‘Dumbo’ Dymond and Graham ‘Granite’ Waters. He played in St Just’s first ever match back in 1967 and then in 1970 had his first spell with the Pirates. Rowe played his 100th match for the Pirates in 1974-75.
Jethro also played rugby for Penzance and Newlyn Senior first team for 10 years from 1967 to 1977 as prop forward. One of his teammates at the time was Brian 'Stack' Stevens who went on to become one of English rugby’s most famous players. He also played for Wadebridge Camels captaining the highly successful and competitive ‘Commandos’ second XV.