Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Gribbin, Stephen Bailey, and host Matt Reed
Steve 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.
“A comic animated by proper passion... a trenchant treat” - The Guardian
“You can count the number of truly imaginative comic singers currently on the circuit on the fingers of one hand. One of this select band is Steve Gribbin” - Time Out
“Satirical songs are hard to pull off successfully, but if anyone can do it, Steve Gribbin can. In fact, he pulls it off with real aplomb” - The Independent
Stephen Bailey is making noise on the comedy circuit with his trademark fun, charming and sassy style. He is a regular at major clubs around the country, and has also played major events such as Latitude & Stonewalls Summer Party. Most recently he has been seen supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, Glam Role Model.
Away from the live stage, Stephen has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and acted as warm up artist for ITV’s Loose Women and Let’s Lunch With Gino & Mel. He has also contributed to Attitude Magazine, Live Manchester and the Huffington Post.
In August 2015 Stephen returned to the Edinburgh Festival on the back of his 2014 hit debut, with a brand new show, Should’ve Been a Popstar, at the Pleasance Courtyard which saw him nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
“A great addition to the comedy scene” - Sunday Express
“Stephen Bailey dominates the stage” - Chortle
“Bailey gives it his all with seemingly boundless energy” - The Herald
Born and bred in Sunderland, Matt's affable style has won him fans across the UK. He effortlessly plays with the crowd with a natural rapport that is found in few comics. Matt, always ready, never disappointing will always make a good gig - great.
In 2015 Matt took his debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe, retelling the four year ordeal of how he was stalked and cat-fished by an online admirer. The show won rave reviews from critics and audience alike, with Matt playing to sell-out audiences.
With so many gigs of every size under his belt, from audiences of 3000 to 30, there is pretty much no comedy situation Matt can't handle. As pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal, Matt is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skillfully destroying any heckler that crosses his path.
“Absolutely hilarious... had the crowd rolling around” - BBC
“Brilliant... always original one of the newest stars of comedy” - The Leeds Guide
“Brilliantly handled a very difficult room, this fashionably unkempt lad will go far” - Swansea Telegraph
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the day.
The Angel at Topcliffe
Tel: 01845 578 000
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.