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Who was Jethro?

Geoffrey Rowe (8 March 1948 – 14 December 2021), known by his stage name Jethro, was a British stand-up comedian and singer, born in Cornwall.

Cornish comedian Jethro dies aged 73

Cornish comedian Jethro dies aged 73
Cornish comedian Jethro dies aged 73

Cornish comedian Jethro has died at the age of 73 after contracting Covid-19, his family has said.

Their statement on his Facebook page said he died on Tuesday and “our lives will never be the same without him”.

Jethro, real name Geoffrey Rowe, stopped touring in 2020 after more than 50 years on the road.

His manager, John Miles, said: “He just loved to make people laugh… and he did make millions of people laugh.”

Born in St Buryan, Cornwall, Jethro’s popularity as a comedian grew during the 1980s and he made his first national appearance on the Des O’Connor show in 1990.

He later said that performance gave him a national profile and it led to other TV appearances and stage shows across the UK.

In 2001, he appeared on the Royal Variety Show and went on to become one of the biggest stars from Cornwall.

Dawn French, who has made Cornwall her home, 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.”

Comedian Jim Davidson, who Jethro appeared with on shows including The Generation Game, paid tribute on Twitter, saying: “My good friend Jethro has left us. RIP Jethro, you will be greatly missed.”

Jethro’s manager John Miles described him as “the funniest guy, and a lovely, lovely guy”.

He said: “It didn’t matter what age, or where anybody came from, whether he was royalty or he was just a normal guy like me – he appealed to everybody.”

Mr. Miles added: “He just loved to make people laugh – what a wonderful thing, and he did make millions of people laugh.”

Speaking to the BBC in 2020, Jethro said “making people laugh is like a drug to me”.

Jethro Biography, Wiki

Jethro is the stage name of Cornish stand-up comedian Geoffrey J Rowe, based in Lewdown in Devon. Rowe was born in March 1948 in St Buryan, a village in west Cornwall.After leaving school, Rowe 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.

Jethro Biography Wikipedia
Real NameGeoffrey Rowe
Nickname Jethro
Profession  British Stand-up Comedian & Singer
Famous As British Stand-up Comedian & Singer
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Wife/Girlfriend NameNot Known
Physical Status 
Age73 Years Old [Died]
HeightIn centimeters- 178 cm approx In meters- 1.78 m In Feet Inches-5.11
WeightIn Kilograms-70kg approx In Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Shoe Size9 US
Personal Information
Date of Birth 8th March 1948
Birth PlaceSt Buryan, Cornwall, UK
Date Of Death14th December 2021
Place Of DeathPlymouth, Devon, England
Zodiac signNot Known
School NameHigh School
College NamePrimary University
QualificationsNot Known
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
SiblingsNot Known
ChildrenNot Known
Source Of IncomeStand-up Comedian & Singer
Appeared AsStand-up Comedian
Net WorthNot Known

Jethro Career

Rowe made his TV debut on the Westward Television program ‘Treasure Hunt’ playing a pirate co-host.

In addition to his appearances on stage and video, Jethro has 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 also appeared five times on Jim Davidson’s Generation Gameshow, twice giving a demonstration of how to make a Cornish pasty. Jethro was also involved in one of the show’s longest sequences of out-takes, removed due to his and Davidson’s uncontrolled fits of laughter but later shown separately; it involved the story of Hans Brinker, “the boy who put his finger in the dike”, with a pun on dyke.

Davidson has said that he regards Jethro as his favorite storyteller, one of his great stories being Train don’t stop Camborne Wednesdays.

He has hosted two shows of his own, The Jethro Junction, on HTV and in December 2001 appeared in front of Queen Elizabeth II for the Royal Variety Show.

Jethro Stand-Ups and DVD Releases

  • A Portion Of Jethro (1993)
  • From Behind The Bushes – Live (1994)
  • Live – What Happened Was… (23 October 1995)
  • Not For The Vicar (1996)
  • The Beast of Bodmin Moor (27 October 1997)
  • Go You Ahead Hmmn…! (2 November 1998)
  • Ready For Battle (1999)
  • Jethro Says Bull’cks to Europe (6 November 2000)
  • Rule Britannia (5 November 2001)
  • Only For The Barmy (4 November 2002)
  • Stark Raving Bonkers! – Live Stand Up (3 November 2003)
  • Off The Wall (1 November 2004)
  • Jethro In Cuckoo Land (31 October 2005)
  • Live From The Madhouse (30 October 2006)
  • Live At Jethro’s – Back Of Beyond (29 October 2007)
  • A Giant Portion Of Jethro (27 October 2008)
  • Too Late to Grow Up (2 November 2009)
  • I Told It My Way – Live on Tour (22 November 2010)
  • The Cornish Ambassador (14 November 2011)
  • Jethro 40 Years a Joker (November 2015)

Jethro FAQ’s

Who is Jethro?

Geoffrey Rowe (8 March 1948 – 14 December 2021), known by his stage name Jethro, was a British stand-up comedian and singer, born in Cornwall.

How did Jethro die?

On 14 December 2021, at the age of 73, Rowe died in Plymouth. An official notice said that he had contracted COVID-19.

How old was Jethro?

Jethro died at 73.

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