Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Review: Steffen Peddie at Newcastle Stand Club

99 Problems And The Chips Ain’t One
Steffen Peddie
Newcastle Stand Club
5th October 2015

The Stand Comedy Club was rather full when we arrived but we found good seats all the same and settled down for what was to be a rib tickling evening even without a beer. I was designated driver. Steffen Peddie has grown and bloomed as a stand-up in the last few years. He’s no newcomer, as he says, he did his first comedy slot at the tender age of 13. 99 Problems but the Chips Ain’t One creates shows that are never going to be the same twice. The audience donates questions, about anything and Steffen attempts to answer them. Fortunately Steffen has a rich stash of stories and anecdotes, as well as ideas, that had me rocking with laughter.
The one-man show lasted 2 hours and at no point did Steffen “dry up”. The Stand also can provide snacks with your beers, which is very nice. This show did incredibly well getting such a crowd in on a Monday night. The night also raised  money for Big Pink Dress Fundraising, collecting for Breast Cancer Now, with Colin Plews adorned from massive wig to his toes in pink, and joined by his pink dressed lady friends to help out.
Steffen did end the night of fun with a serious point: we all go through difficulties and there’s too much dependency on social media for therapy. Just meet up with a friend, share a bag of chips and have a good chat. Problems seem so much smaller that way. I agree, Steffen, fancy some chips?
This review was written by Joanne Oliver for the North East Theatre Guide from Jowheretogo PR (www.jowheretogo.com). Follow Jo on twitter @jowheretogo, Stephen @panic_c_button or like Jowheretogo on Facebook www.facebook.com/Jowheretogo

Sunday 11th October 2015 Hull Fruit (under Giggles Live) https://www.hullboxoffice.co.uk/tickets/buy_ticket/676
Thursday 15th October 2015 Hexham Queens Hall http://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/comedy-night-steffen-peddie 
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

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