In this episode, I talk to the brilliant musical comedian STEVE GRIBBIN about his comedy career. Armed with guitar, Steve Gribbin is a hysterically funny comedian from Liverpool, UK, whose wonderful comedy songs and superb observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. Gribbin was on the first bill that I ever saw at the comedy store in 1988. As one half of musical comedy group Skint Video in the nineties, he then went solo. I have been a big fan ever since and have watched and laughed so much at him many times. Highlights include his acclaimed solo show Shunted Again ion 2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and since 2020 every Sunday, his online show Songbashing Sundae is highly recommended. Thanks so much for listening to my podcast, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and I hope you enjoy the interview. Please read Steve Gribbin’s blog at: https://arichcomiclife.blog/2019/06/23/steve-gribbin/ Steve Gribbin’s Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevegribbinmusicalcomedian/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Steve_Gribbin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steve.gribbin
Kick Over The Statues? Steve Gribbin with Angela Barnes; ALICE IN STASILAND
Kick Over The Statues?
Self-confessed simultaneous idolater/iconoclast of the Statue, comedian & podcast presenter Steve Gribbin talks to comedian, writer, actor and broadcaster Angela Barnes about Alice in Wonderland, Central Park, "Interactive statues", Lewis Carroll, troubling photography, Woody Allen, and Giant Talking Vegetables. Cecil Rhodes, The Robocop of Imperialism, makes an appearance, as does Brighton Seafront, Steve Ovett, Sebastian Coe, Zombie statues, and the East German State Apparatus of Surveillance, including Stasi Taxi Drivers, where YOU do the talking & they do the recording. We swerve into spooky Ships' figureheads, Gargoyles, Warding off evil spirits and then alight on The Kinks & "Waterloo Sunset", sibling rivalry, Oasis, and the 1951 Festival Of Britain, the Skylon, The South Bank, the beauty of concrete, especially in Matters of The Heart, and the spitefulness of Winston Churchill. Plus a whole section on the utter wonderfulness of the mighty Linda Smith!
Kick Over The Statues? Steve Gribbin with Christian Wolmar: From Metroland to Uzbekistan Via The Trans-Siberian Railway
Kick Over The Statues?
Lover of statues Steve Gribbin talks to author, politician, cycling activist, journalist, broadcaster and Britain's foremost writer on Railways, the wonderful Christian Wolmar. As you would expect from such an erudite and engaging guest, this is a wide-ranging episode full of wit and passion and informed by Christian Wolmar's love for, and inexhaustible knowledge of, the Railways. This is an extra bumper edition taking in everything from the 1907 Brown Dog Riots in Trafalgar Square, the lost Arch of Euston Station, Victorian Gothic Architecture, St Pancras, Sir John Betjeman, Metroland, the origins of suburbia, the glorious pastime of trainspotting and "copping some numbers", and the glory of the modern London Bridge station. We also discuss the Kindertransport statue by Frank Meisler at Liverpool Street Station, Nicholas Winton, Phillip Larkin, Pacer 141s and the undermining of the Iranian Government and the statue called The Plumber's Apprentice by Martin Jennings at Cannon Street Station, voiced by an actual apprentice plumber! We also talk about Paul Day's controversial sculpture at St Pancras The Meeting Place, which everyone calls The Kiss, which leads us via Brief Encounter ion to a discussion of the Romance (or lack thereof) of Rail Travel, Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov and the flawed concept of Heroism. Oh, and a Giant Head of Lenin. We finally finish on Bridget Driscoll, the first person on the world to be killed by a internal combustion engine car, Mary Ward, the first person in the world to be killed by a steam driven car, War Memorials, Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old", the American Civil War, Confederate spies in Crosby and Robert Stephenson. This is a whirlwind tour full of insights and poignant moments and the absurdity of human existence. And Bus Replacement Services!
Kick Over The Statues? Steve Gribbin with Ben Norris: Bauhaus, Bomber Harris and Brass Sections
Kick Over The Statues?
In this episode of the statues podcast, Steve Gribbin talks with stand up comedian Ben Norris about Pete Best, German burghers, Keith Godwin's sculptures, Eric Lyons and SPAN Housing, traffic islands on the A429, roads named after famous poets, Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus Movement, Nazis vs Mods, Fake Tudor McDonalds, Arthur "Bomber" Harris, The Queen's heckling put-downs, 1970s Chelsea defenders, Neil Hannon, Derry/Londonderry, George Best, The Undertones, John Peel, The Stranglers, Dr Who and the "Blink" episode, Stephen Moffat, The Redskins, Brass Sections in Rock 'n' Roll, Ed Vaizey, Arnold Brown, The The, Tommy Cockles, Red Wedge, Skinheads, The National Front, The Specials, The Two Tone Movement and the aerodynamic advantages of a cropped haircut in a headbutt situation!
Comedian and musician Steve Gribbin shares his funny taste in music with Andrew Bird. Enjoy the music they discuss in the Spotify companion playlist | Find Steve at: https://www.facebook.com/steve.gribbin.58 | https://www.facebook.com/gribbinsongbasher | https://twitter.com/mrstevegribbin | https://www.instagram.com/gribbinsteve/ | https://anchor.fm/stephen-gribbin for his podcast KICK OVER THE STATUES? |Support us if you can via patreon.com/andrewbirdcomedian | podcast by producer paul | Music by kind permission of Jon Allen | For live dates and more hit andrewbirdcomedian.com | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/a-funny-taste-in-music-with-andrew-bird.
Steve GribbinSteve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. Steve’s original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock ‘n’ roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the ‘oh so witty’ ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity – comedy songs which are actually funny. For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart’s of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since then Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.
All aboard! Anyone who has ever used public transport in the UK knows that one of our favourite past times is complaining about our unbelievably sub-standard rail network, so it's about time we found out where it comes in the global and historical standing of terrible railways. Joined by musical comedy legend and self-confessed maverick trainspotter Steve Gribbin, Ben and Barry chug along on a journey from the Corinthian in Ancient Greece to the Vatican City via New Zealand, Burma and a very creepy Victorian rail system. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @mrstevegribbin Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
The Jason Manford Show - Steve Edge & Steve Gribbin
The Jason Manford Show
On today's show, we start a hat-trick of shows, as Jason is joined by Steve Edge for the next three weeks. Steve Gribbin also joined us to talk about the upcoming Stand Up Against Alzheimer's gig at the Comedy Store. Here's what today's show involved: 1 - Chicken pox is looming 2 - Feeling murderous when you don't get enough sleep 3 - Picnics that last until 1.30am4 - TV that's just a clock 5 - DNA test to find out how you might die 6 - Get fit or look after the kids? 7 - Michael Gove 8 - Hedgehogs in the Night 9 - The real difference between boys and girls 10 - Ice cream vans other uses11 - Adult mundane wishes 12 - Bryan Adams Summer of 69, yeah right13 - Women's World Cup14 - Stand up Against Alzheimer's 15 - The laziest things you can get a Deliveroo for16 - The North South DivideJason Manford, one of the UK's most loved comedians, is on Absolute Radio every Sunday from 8am. If that sounds a bit early on a Sunday
2012 #21: Monkey Jesus - Nick Doody and Steve Gribbin. Rich is delighted that at last some funny news stories have appeared for him to joke about, like badly restored frescos and Prince Harry's embodied anus, but the audience aren't so sure that he is as funny as he thinks he is despite him having a T-shirt which PROVES he is the 6 star King of Edinburgh. Nick Doody is sitting on the guest stool today and chats about how it's a bad idea to consult a comedian if you have blood in your urine, how he lives in the opening titles of Peep Show, why there is a massive picture of his face in Edinburgh and at Seaworld and the time he interviewed Bill Hicks as a 19 year-old (listen to it here: http://bit.ly/DoodyHicks). Richard is unpleasant and the audience seem surprised, but he at least apologises for some of his worst excesses before compounding them. But he asks the questions that other interviewers fear to ask, but only because he hasn't got a list with the proper questions on and thinks it's better to ask about ghosts. Steve Gribbin provides the music as he will on every 23rd August as long as this podcast is running. It's a guaranteed booking.