Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Comedian Jethro Life Story Interview…..
Jethro is one of Belfield’s fav comedians ever! He has charm, huge personality and amazing zinger gags.
He’s the incredibly private comic who rarely talks….other than to Belfield.
Enjoy a rare and exclusive chat with the King of Cornish Comedy:
Jethro is the stage name of English stand-up comedian Geoffrey Rowe, based in Lewdown in Devon. Jethro was born in 1948 in St. Buryan, a village in 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 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.
Jethro made his TV debut on the Westward Television programme ‘Treasure Hunt’ playing a pirate co-host.
In addition to his appearances on stage and video, Jethro made a record nine appearances on TV shows hosted by Des O’Connor.
His first appearance was on the Des O’Connor Tonight show in 1990, followed by a return for the Christmas Eve show later that year – the first time a comedian had been invited back during one series. He has also appeared five times on Jim Davidson’s Generation Game, twice giving a demonstration of how to make a Cornish pasty.
Davidson has said that he regards Jethro as his favourite storyteller, one of his great stories being Train don’t stop Camborne Wednesdays.
Recorded 2010 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio & the BBC.