Toni chats to Steve Kearney; Feature Film Producer (Oddball starring Shane Jacobson, Bad Girl starring Samara Weaving), Television Producer, Actor, Entertainner and all round funny, lovely guy. He was one half of the comedy duo ‘Los Trios Ringbarkus in the 80’s that gained huge success in LA and around the world. Toni met Steve and his fabulous wife Lulu many years ago and loved having a chat to him about his ‘colourful, colourful’ life in ‘show-biz’ and beyond.
Steve Kearney and Neill Gladwin – Los Trios Ringbarkus
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Interview 6 – Steve Kearney and Neill Gladwin From the primordial soup of the late 70’s, free education, Dada discomfort, performance art, teacher training at Rusden, Buster Keaton and post ‘vaudevillia’ came the bumbling genius of Steve Kearney and Neill Gladwin as Los Trios Ringbarkus – the ‘anti-tainers’. Melbourne’s thirst for cabaret, variety and live venues during the early 80’s provided the perfect environment for the trio pair to climb the dizzy stacked chair heights of accidental comedy greatness. A career together spanning over ten years, later saw the two become production and direction icons in the Australian and Hollywood movie lands, but only after ‘time served in the comedy crucible’. When asked about a touted documentary, the two replied: “It’s pretty hard to write a documentary about yourself.” To me it just sounds like a dare :>). Don’t forget to check out the Stellavision website for forthcoming shows. To listen to all our podcasts and episodes, go to: Funny about books Hobson Words Come to Stella Kinsella Books for stockists, and the fascinating back stories on Stella’s own publications.