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Preview: 99 Problems And The Chips Still Ain’t One - On Tour
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.
Photo: Andy Hollingworth
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. 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.
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. Steffen recetly covered for Alfie Joey on the BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show.
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 a string of sell out shows at NewcastleCity Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Customs House and Stand Newcastle, more are to be announced to a keen audience.
STEFFEN PEDDIE TOUR SHOW “99 PROBLEMS AND THE CHIPS STILL AINT ONE”
Photo: Andy Hollingworth
Last year Steffen Peddie undertook his first tour, with a show that’s a step away from the normal Stand Up shows.
The show was 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 shows format is that the audience write the “Problems” and Steffen has to solve them, making it a different show every time.
The show ran twenty two times in 2015 to a great success. So for 2016, a swift title change and fresh advertising and its back on the road!