Jimmy Jones (comedian)
9 February 1938
Jones first appeared on stage in 1962 at the Dagenham Working Men's Club, on the same bill as Max Bygraves. Granada Television discovered Jones in a Walthamstow pub in 1970, recruiting him for their popular Saturday night show, The Comedians.
Jones' catchphrase 'Kin' ell' was a play on words, derived from footballer George Kinnell.
In 1983, Jones was presented with what is reported to have been the first gold disc for a comedy album, after his Live from the Talk of East Anglia (1981) achieved 100,000 sales. He was the first stand-up comedian to release a video of his live shows, and in the early 1980s had three videos in the UK top ten. In 1994, The Independent newspaper reported that Jones was then "alleged to be the highest-paid stand-up comedian in Britain".
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