Tzimis Panousis (also spelled Jimis, Greek: Τζίμης Πανούσης) is a Greek musician and stand-up comedian born in Athens on February 12, 1954, where he has spent most of his life. His fans often refer to him as “Tzimakos.” He was married to Lili Daskalothanasi and has a son, Aris.
Panousis made his first appearances in the 1980s, performing in various pubs in Athens and elsewhere. He first appeared with a band named "Music Brigades" (Greek: Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες), which also appeared under the name "Alamana Bridge". In both groups Panousis was the leading composer and performer, which may have contributed to the final dissolution of the "Music Brigades".
Since his debut album, "Disco Weenie" (“Disco Tsoutsouni,” in Greek), Panousis promoted a controversial style of Greek rock music with humorous and sarcastic verses. His songs are caustic commentaries of the political and social reality of Greece.