LIVE COMEDY SEARCH

Search Comedians

Advanced Search

Advanced Search

General

Comic Status

Comic Type

Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin

From 1984 to 1993, Steve Gribbin was half of the political musical comedy duo Skint Video, alongside Brian Mulligan. They appeared on TV shows including Saturday Live and Cabaret At Jongleurs and The Mary Whitehouse Experience on radio.

Since then, the 5ft 4in Scouse exile, lapsed Catholic, socialist, Liverpool FC fan has become a solo stalwart of the comedy circuit, and is a permanent member of The Cutting Edge topical show at the London Comedy Store.

He has also performed two full-length one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival, Natural Born Kidder in 1995 and I'm Turning Into My Dad! in 1999.

Steve Gribbin Videos

Reviews

Steve Gribbin: Fringe 2012

Steve Gribbin: Fringe 2012

Edinburgh is not a nice place when wet, and possibly the only place in the world where you can see a man in a wombat suit walking dejectedly up the street. I soaked, cold, and wanted something to hate and luckily veteran Steve Gribbin presents a series of targets from bankers to royals and takes them down in turn.

Gribbin’s popcorn political gibes are in the same vein as Mock The Week, great for a harmless laugh without delving too deeply. A musical comedian at heart, his 'scabrous songs' are mostly parodies of hits with suitably reworked lyrics that pleasingly never outlive the joke.

It feels like a show that works best with a large room of left-wing libertarians who enjoy satire, folk music, and Tory trashing. Despite being an indoor show it was effectively rained off with jutst three audience members, all of whom flatly refused to join in any singalongs – but Gribbin coped admirably, powering through the set without skipping a beat.

The premise is Gribbin is sick of it all and has decided to declare independence and form his own nation. He goes through all the prerequisites such as flags, anthems, songs, and border control explaining his choices and taking punches at Europe, foreign policy, banking, and anything else in the news.

A solid structure, with musical interludes and a fair roster of targets to bash. Gribbin has a good voice, and sharp lyrics. He's no Tim Minchin or even the Amateur Transplants but if you appreciate music, wit, and social commentary you won't be disappointed.

Thursday 9th Aug, '12
Alex Mason

News

Comments

Steve Gribbin Dates

Tue 31 May 2016

Fri 3 Jun 2016

Sat 4 Jun 2016

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Sat 11 Jun 2016

Fri 17 Jun 2016

Sat 18 Jun 2016

Tue 21 Jun 2016

Thu 30 Jun 2016

More Steve Gribbin Dates …

Fri 1 Jul 2016

Fri 1 Jul 2016

Sat 2 Jul 2016

Sat 2 Jul 2016

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Represented by

We do not currently hold contact details for Steve Gribbin's agent. If you are a comic or agent wanting your details to appear on Chortle, click here.

ADVERTISEMENTS

Products

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.