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Jethro Comedian Biography – Jethro Comedian Wiki
Comedian Jethro, whose real name was Geoffrey Rowe, was a British stand-up comedian and singer. He rose to fame in the 1980s and was best known for his observational comedy, which included pieces about living in Cornwall.
A regular on TV shows hosted by Des O’Connor, his other TV credits included the 2001 Royal Variety Performance and Jim Davidson’s Generation Game. However, he built his fanbase mainly from live shows and VHS and DVD sales, the British Comedy Guide said, adding that he had “impressively” sold more than 4 million DVDs throughout his career, due to his loyal following.
In 2020, he announced his retirement, saying: “Great big thank you to everyone that has come to see me over the last 50 years, I’m sure I enjoyed you’re company more than you enjoyed mine.” He had promised to honour upcoming tour dates, but these were later postponed due to the onset of the pandemic.
He was born Geoffrey Rowe on 8 March 1948 in St Buryan, Cornwall, England. He died on 14 December 2021, in Plymouth, Devon, England. He was 73 years old.
Jethro Comedian Wife
He was married to his wife Jennie Rowe.
Jethro Comedian Family
He is survived by his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, stepdaughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and a number of grandchildren.
Popular Cornish comedian Jethro died on 14 December 2021, at the age of 73 after contracting COVID-19, his family announced in a statement. His family issued the following statement:
“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well-known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro. Tragically Jethro passed away on 14 December 2021 after contracting COVID-19. Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, stepdaughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and of course his much-loved grandchildren.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this very sad time and give us all time to grieve. We will continue to support each other in the knowledge that our lives will never be the same without him.”
One of his most well-known sketches was about trains not stopping at Camborne on Wednesdays. Great Western Railway was among those to pay tribute to him, writing: “May you rest peacefully in the knowledge that the train does indeed now stop at Camborne on Wednesdays.”
Fellow comedian Dawn French, who lives in Cornwall, paid her respects to the comedy legend. She tweeted: “This gloriously un-pc Cornishman, Jethro, (Geoffrey Rowe) has left us. Some of my most helpless with laughter moments were in his presence. A supremely gifted comedian. Thoughts with all he loved. Geddon bey.”
“He was a great comedian, Jethro. He just liked to tell jokes. He told jokes, his timing was immaculate. I mean, even if you’ve heard that old joke a million times, he’d still make you laugh with it,” fellow comedian and his friend Jim Davidson said in a video on YouTube.
“He was unique. He didn’t follow fashion, certainly not. But I never met anyone who had a bad word to say about him and that’s a measure of a man for me. A great guy. I’ll miss him.”
Jethro Comedian Cause of Death
He died after contracting COVID-19, his manager said. The comedy legend was double-jabbed and had received a booster vaccination, Sky News reported.
Jethro Comedian Net Worth
Comedian Jethro had an estimated net worth of $10 million. He had sold more than 4 million DVDs throughout his career.