Geoffrey Rowe, known by his stage name Jethro, was a British stand-up comedian and singer know all about him in this article as like his amily, Net Worth, Parents, Wife and Children
|Birthdate||8 March 1948|
|Age (as of 2021)||73 years|
|Place of Birth||Saint Buryan, United Kingdom|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Last Update||December 2021|
Geoffrey Rowe known by his stage name Jethro, was a British stand-up comedian and singer, born in Cornwall.His management said in a 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 14th December 2021 after contracting COVID-19.
Jethro Professional Career
The name ‘Jethro’ came from his real name, Geoff Rowe, influenced by the character Jethro in The Beverly Hillbillies television show.After his popularity grew in Cornwall and Devon through the 1980s, he made his first national television performance in 1990 on the Des O’Connor Show, making several subsequent appearances. He also appeared on Jim Davidson’s programmes, and on regional television, though much of his material was considered unsuitable for a television audience. He produced his first video, A Portion of Jethro, in 1993, followed by several others. He also claimed that, during the height of his popularity, he sold some 250,000 theatre seats a year. In 2001, he appeared in a Royal Variety Performance.
He lived in later years at Lewdown, in Devon close to the Cornwall border, where he bred horses and owned a comedy club which closed in 2012. In 1995, he walked from Land’s End to Lewdown and raised £20,000 for a cancer scanner appeal.In February 2020 he announced that he was retiring from public performances at the end of the year; the final shows were later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.