Tribute To Jethro

Legendary 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.

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Jethro, real name Geoffrey Rowe, was a huge star on the stand up circuit from the 1970’s but it was an appearance on Des O’Connor that brought him to national recognition.  Whilst he appeared regularly with Jim Davidson on the Generation Game much of his humour was considered to risque for TV audiences.  We present a brief tribute to the late comic.