Kidding Around … with Jimmy Giggle

Hoot, Hoot!

If you have a pre-schooler, then chances are you see Jimmy Giggle and his friends Hoot and Hootabelle every. single. day!

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Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl

We spoke with Jimmy recently about his exciting new album, Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party (which was released on November 6 and we LOVE it!), his live shows in Melbourne and Sydney in December and his first Christmas with 8 month old son, Lenny.

We also have tickets to his show in Melbourne on Tuesday Dec 22 to GIVEAWAY!

Thank you so much for chatting with Kidding Around Australia, Jimmy Giggle!

Can you tell us a bit about Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party album and tour? We thought we would put a Jimmy Giggle spin on traditional Christmas songs and album and we thought we would inject the Giggle spirit into Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and sing some duets with other celebrities I have met over the years. Off the bat of that we thought we’d bring it to life and we are so excited that Ali McGregor said she’d come along as well as Hoot and Hootabelle and Santa and his elves. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

You’re a new Dad, congratulations! How is Lenny? Lenny is going on 8 months old. He’s really cool. It’s a rollercoaster ride, but it’s the best ticket I have ever bought. He is learning something new every week, he’s not crawling yet so our Christmas tree is safe for this year!

What is Christmas going to look like at your house this year? We will be home, we want to chill out and relax. I have been working a lot this year and we are looking forward to being home with little Lenny. I have already bought him a lot of presents and I am sure Santa will bring him heaps of presents too!

Do you travel very often with Lenny? I haven’t travelled with him yet, but he is going to come up to Sydney for 6 days when we do the shows up there so we will see how we go! Hopefully it goes well!!

What are your favourite destinations in Australia? Do you have anything on your wish list? I haven’t explored for leisure, I’ve travelled a lot for work. I like the experiences that come out of the blue. Recently, I was in Darwin and went and saw a crocodile show. It was fantastic. I love the beaches and exploring the nuances of a town. I am excited to share everything Australia has to offer with Lenny!

Do you have any special causes that you support (we like to support charitable organisations with our Random Acts of Kid-ness)? I am the ambassador for Barnardos Australia and I am a passionate advocate for people with celebral palsy and those on the autism spectrum.


Super Reporter Alegría also had some questions for Jimmy Giggle!

What is your favourtist talent? Moving my eyebrows independently. All those years of practicing in Primary School paid off!

How do you do your magic? A good magician never reveals his tricks.. it’s the magic of television!

How do you play piano so well? Practice makes perfect and if you look like you are having a good time you can do anything!

How do you get dressed so well? Firstly, thank you for noticing my cool outfit. It’s amazing you can get dressed really well when someone (the lady at the ABC) dresses you!

Why does the magic button always break? It hasn’t been through the proper testing. I am always mucking around with it, but it always gets there in the end!

Why does Hoot really like the night watch? He gets a break from my high pitch Jimmy Giggle voice and he gets to go around and say goodnight to everyone. It’s his little job and he really likes it!

How does he catch the clouds when he wants to ride on them? I don’t know! It’s weird because if I want to catch a cloud my arm would go straight through it! I don’t know!

Can you please get me a wand like Hootabelle’s so I can twinklify the sky too? I’m going to handball that one onto Santa … I think it’s one of kind. You will have to wrestle it off Hootabelle!

Thank you for talking to us Jimmy Giggle! It was fun talking to you!

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As promised, we have a family pass (four tickets) Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party in Melbourne on Tuesday Dec 22 at 1:30pm.

If you would like to win, make sure you LIKE Kidding Around Australia and Jimmy Rees on Facebook and fill out the form!


Terms and Conditions:

Open to residents of Victoria, Australia only.  By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.

This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be drawn 14/12/15 4.30pm AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email.

There is one (1) prize consisting of four (4) tickets to Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party on Tuesday December 22, 2015, 1.30pm performance.

One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.


Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party tour dates:




For complete tour and ticket information, visit: &

Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party album is available at ABC Stores!


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