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Preview: Steffen Peddie On tour
You Bring a Problem, He Supplies an Answer, and a Laugh Along the Way!
99 PROBLEMS ANDTHE CHIPS ARENT ONE
Steffen Peddie is undertaking his first tour this year, with a show that’s a step away from the normal Stand Up shows.
The show is entirely created from the audience’s suggestions and improvised on the night, so it’s a comedy tightrope walk as anything can be asked!
The show is called “99 Problems and the Chips Aren’t One”.
The audience write the questions (“Problems”) and Steffen has to solve them, making it a different show every time.
The show has been performed six times so far, and has managed to cover varying topics from
“Who picks up guide dog poo”
“Why don’t sheep shrink in the Rain”
“Why is my partner sleeping with my brother”
The last one turned the show rather serious as a relationship breakdown happened mid gig, proving that anything can happen on the night!
The tour is entirely self financed and is playing venues large and small, from large regional Theatres to Village Halls as well as some major Comedy Festivals along the way.
"He holds the audience's attention throughout and leaves the stagewith me wanting more." The Journal
Steffen Peddie is a Stand up comedian from Newcastle upon Tyne. He told his first joke on stage at 13 in his local youth club and has continued doing so since. After minor success on the fledgling comedy circuit and appearing as comedy support with Ross Noble on two different National Kids Saturday Morning TV Shows he took a break from Stand Up and turned his time to becoming a professional wrestler.
Ten years of bending bones, wearing lycra in public and various chair shots took its toll on Steffen and he decided that it was time to call it a day. After performing at the Café de Paris in London in front of a star studded audience as part of Viz Magazines 25th Anniversary party he decided to call it a day and retire from the world of grappling.
"His forays into audience participation are good-natured and demonstrate a sharp improvisational mind." The Skinny
After a conversation with other comedians he decided to try stand up again “for a few shows” to see if it would be fun. Ten years later he has not stopped and has matured as an act with his time away.
Success has come his way in the form of a roll in the main cast of Jason Cooks BBC sitcom “Hebburn”. The award winning show ran for two series and a Christmas Special, and is still much loved by the public, both in the UK and with large international success.
Acting has continued with a number of TV adverts and short films, including Alan Moore’s (writer of Watchmen, The League of Gentlemen, V for Vendetta) first film “His Heavy Heart” as well as hosting Metro Radio and TFMs “NIGHTOWLS” phone in show as the regular guest host when Alan Robson is away.
“Whatever was thrown his way, Peddie came back with a hilarious response and relatable stories from his own life that generated belly-aching laughter.” Shields Gazette
On top of this he is a proud member of The Geordie Rat Pack alongside Jason Cook, Glen Roughead and Neil Grainger. The four perform along with a fifteen piece band and play Swing classics in their own style. After selling out the Sage Gateshead earlier this year and selling out their next two shows, more are to be announced soon.
“The comic’s ability to think on his feet was phenomenal and he had his audience in stitches” Hartlepool Mail
On The Web:
Website = www.steffenpeddie.com
Facebook = www.facebook.com/pages/Steffen-Peddie
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 Liverpool Comedy Festival (Hot Water Comedy Club) http://www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk/indiv_gigs/?id=371
Saturday 26th September 2015 Hartlepool Flix Movie Café https://www.facebook.com/events/1495310754114381/
Monday 5th October 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne The Stand Comedy Club http://www.thestand.co.uk/show/26501/steffen_peddie_99_problems_and_the_chips_aint_one_
Sunday 11th October 2015 Hull Fruit (under Giggles Live) https://www.hullboxoffice.co.uk/tickets/buy_ticket/676
Friday 23rd October 2015 Stockton on Tees Arc (under Ten Feet Tall) http://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/steffen-peddie-99-problems-and-the-chips-ain%E2%80%99t-one
Saturday 14th November 2015 Nottingham Comedy Festival at Navigation (6 Wilford St, Nottingham NG2 1AA) http://www.nottscomedyfestival.co.uk/calendar_156039.html