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Jethro

biography | discography | gigs | gallery | links

Who Is Jethro?

Jethro, christened Jeff Rowe, is Cornish born and bred. A larger than life figure - he played prop for Penzance and Newlyn rugby club! - he made his name as a stand-up comedian, bringing Cornwall to the masses. He is as well-loved in his native Cornwall as Adge Cutler is in Somerset, and runs his own club (Jetho's Club) on the Cornish-Devon border.

Jethro has made various TV appearances on the likes of the Des O'Connor Show and Jim Davidson’s Generation Game show. He has hosted two shows of his own, The Jethro Junction, on HTV and in December 2001 appeared in front of the Queen for the Royal Variety Show.

In March 1995, Jethro walked the 100 miles or so from Land's End to Lewdown to raise money for the Bristol Cancer Open Scanner Appeal. He gave a show each night at a local venue and in total managed to raise £20,000.

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Jethro Discography

Jethro has released videos and more recently DVDs of his live shows every year since 1993. These appear to be no longer available from the official Jethro website, so I have listed them all here.

As well as releasing new shows, since 2006 Jethro has also started releasing triple DVD packages containing the new show together with re-issues of two of the older shows allowing fans to get hold of the otherwise discontinued recordings.

Most of Jethro's discography was also released on audiobook (either audio CD or cassette). Again, some of the older shows have been discontinued, but as far as I know it, there are no plans currently to make these available.

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DVDs    

Universal Pictures UK

The Jethro Junction [199?]

A release of Jethro's TV performance, filmed and broadcast on HTV

14th October 1996 (DVD reissue)

Universal Pictures UK

A Portion Of Jethro [1993]

Cornish stand-up comedian Jethro delivers his own brand of humour to an appreciative audience at the City Hall in Salisbury, Wiltshire. [First released on VHS video]

16th October 1995 (DVD reissue)

Universal Pictures UK

From Behind The Bushes [1994]

"Oh 'ell - he's back!" He's back - Cornwall's irrepressible, irascible and irresistible Jethro comes out from behind the bushes with another 'portion' of the West Country wit's unique brand of comedy! Along the way, find out why Jethro couldn't be a Jehovah's witness (he never even saw the accident!), how having your house burn down can improve your tomato crop, why Jethro took a starting pistol to bed and how to get free drinks in a Cornish bar. Captured live doing what he does best - making people laugh - and featuring a crop of sketches you've never heard before, Jethro's latest standup performance is a standout comedy event! Recroded at the Pavilion, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight. [First released on VHS video]

16th October 1995 (DVD reissue)

Universal Pictures UK

What Happened Was... [1995]

More bawdy comedy from stand-up comedian Jethro, recorded live at Weston Super Mare. [First released on VHS video]

23rd October 1995

First Independent Video

Not For The Vicar [1996]

More comical West Country humour in a live stand up routine in a club in the West Country. [First released on VHS video]

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Universal Pictures UK

The Beast Of Bodmin Moor [1997]

A specially recorded live stand-up routine featuring Jethro. [First released on VHS video]

27th October 1997

Universal Pictures UK

Go You Ahead Hmmm...! [1998]

A mixture of live performance and sketches from Jethro. [First released on VHS video]

2nd November 1998

Universal Pictures UK

Ready For Battle [1999]

Comedian Jethro recorded live at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton. Material includes bedtime football and an American cousin and his battlewear. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

6th November 2000 ???

Universal Pictures UK

Jethro Says Bull'cks to Europe! [2000]

Jethro performs in front of a packed audience in Yeovil. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

8th October 2001 ???

Universal Pictures UK

Rule Britannia [2001]

More laughs with funnyman Jethro as he plays to sell out audiences at Wisbech, Worthing and Weston Super Mare. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

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5th November 2001

Universal Pictures UK

Only For The Barmy [2002]

Live stand-up from the 2002 concert from Jethro, the UK's funniest Cornishman. Jethro returns to his home county of Cornwall and performs a fine set of his own peculiar brand of comedy in front of a rapt hometown crowd in Truro. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

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4th November 2002

Universal Pictures UK

Stark Raving Bonkers! [2003]

Live stand-up from the 2003 concert from Jethro, the UK's funniest Cornishman. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

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3rd November 2003

Universal Pictures UK

Off the Wall: Live [2004]

Jethro live and uncensored. Of the many issues he contemplates are the differences between men and women, West Country logic and the tales of Denzel Pemberthy. [Released on DVD and VHS video]

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1st November 2004

Universal Pictures UK

Jethro In Cuckoo Land [2005]

More stand-up comedy from the West Country comedian. Join Jethro live in 'Cloud Cuckoo Land' with his mixture of cheeky sketches and stories including 'Posh and Becks' and many others.

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31st October 2005

Universal Pictures UK

Live From The Madhouse [2006]

West Country comedian Jethro performs his own distinctive brand of humour from his 2006 show.

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30th October 2006

Universal Pictures UK

Comedy Connection - Rule Britannia / Only For The Barmy / Live From The Madhouse (3 DVDs)

Contains three comedy titles from the West Country comedian Jethro; Rule Britannia, Only For The Barmy, and Live From The Madhouse. Rule Britannia sees funnyman Jethro play to sell out audiences at Wisbech, Worthing and Weston Super Mare. In Only For The Barmy, Jethro returns to his home county of Cornwall and performs a fine set of his own peculiar brand of comedy in front of a rapt hometown crowd in Truro. Live From The Madhouse sees Jethro once again displaying his unique sense of humour.

30th October 2006

Universal Pictures UK

Live At Jethro's - Back Of Beyond [2007]

Cornish comedian Jethro returns for this hilarious stand-up show at his own Back Of Beyond club.

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29th October 2007

Universal Pictures UK

Tons Of Gags - The Beast Of Bodmin/Not For The Vicar/Live At Jethro's (3 DVDs)

A triple bill of stand up comedy routines from Cornish comedian Jethro. Features The Beast of Bodmin, Not For the Vicar, and Live at Jethro's.

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29th October 2007

Universal Pictures UK

A Giant Portion Of Jethro [2008]

Popular West Country comedian Jethro delivers his own inimitable brand of humour to an appreciative audience.

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due out - 27th October 2008

Universal Pictures UK

Jethro's Big Comedy Feast - A Giant Portion Of Jethro/What Happened Was/A Portion Of Jethro (3 DVDs)

A triple bill of stand up comedy routines from Cornish comedian Jethro. Features A Giant Portion Of Jethro, What Happened Was and A Portion Of Jethro.

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due out - 27th October 2008
Audiobooks    

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

A Portion Of Jethro [1993]

Jethro's 1993 show released on audio cassette.

25th June 2001 (HarperCollins)

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

From Behind The Bushes [1994]

Jethro's 1994 show released on audio cassette.

25th June 2001 (HarperCollins)

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

What Happened Was... [1995]

Jethro's 1995 show released on audio cassette.

October 1995 (Argo) / 25 Jun 2001 (Harper Collins)

Random House Audiobooks

 

Jethro Live!: A Portion of Jethro / What Happened Was... / From Behind The Bushes

Jethro's 1993, 1994 and 1995 shows released on one three-cassette package.

November 1996

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

Not For The Vicar [1996]

Jethro's 1997 show released on audio cassette.

22nd April 2003 (Harper Collins)

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

The Beast Of Bodmin Moor [1997]

Jethro's 1997 show released on audio cassette.

22nd April 2003 (Harper Collins)

Argo / reissued on HarperCollins Audio

Go You Ahead Hmmm...! [1998]

Jethro's 1998 show released on audio CD.

November 1998 (Argo) / 12th September 2000 (Harper Collins)

HarperCollins Audio

Ready For Battle [1999]

Jethro's 1999 show released on audio CD.

21nd July 2003

HarperCollins Audio

Jethro Says Bull'cks to Europe! [2000]

Jethro's 2000 show released on audio CD.

25th June 2001

HarperCollins Audio

Rule Britannia [2001]

Jethro's 2001 show released on audio CD.

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8th July 2003

Sound Entertainment Limited

Only for the Barmy [2002] audiobook

Jethro's 2002 show released on audio CD and cassette.

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25th July 2005

Sound Entertainment Limited

Stark Raving Bonkers [2003] audiobook

Jethro's 2003 show released on audio CD.

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25th July 2005

Sound Entertainment Limited

 

Off the Wall [2004] audiobook

Jethro's 2004 show released on audio CD.

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25th July 2005

HarperCollins Audio

Jethro In Cuckoo Land [2005]

Jethro's 2005 show available on audio CD.

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3rd April 2006

Universal Pictures UK

Live From The Madhouse [2006]

Jethro's 2006 show available on audio CD.

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30th October 2006

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Live At Jethro's - Back Of Beyond [2007]

Jethro's 2007 show available on audio CD.

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9th November 2007
Universal Pictures

A Giant Portion Of Jethro [2008]

Jethro's brand new 2008 show available on audio CD.

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due out - 27th October 2008

 

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