Critically acclaimed comedy in Munich

21st January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Canadian Jason John Whitehead and Liverpudlian Steve Gribbin knock your comedic socks off at Munich's Substanz Club.

Jason John Whitehead and Steve Gribbin - Hosted by Jimmy McGhie
Expect intricately woven anecdotes and sharply crafted gags with an edge from this award winning stand up comedian. Jason John Whitehead hails from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia originally and for the last nine years has made England his home base for spreading his humour worldwide including China, Australia, France, Holland. In the past year he has made an appearance at the Melbourne festival, filmed a pilot for channel 4 in Britain, and finished his third solo run in four years at the prestigious Edinburgh festival. Delivers world class comedy fire works. (
"Observational comedy is a dying art. In Jason John Whitehead, however, unpretentious stand-up may have met it's unlikely saviour." Fest
"A sharp mind with a definite knack for timing and pacing a story" The Scotsman
"His complete onstage ease is impressive to behold" Metro
"Sharp observations, and moves at an impressive speed" The Independent
Steve Gribbin is a mild-mannered, guitar-wielding Liverpudlian satirist whose scabrous songs and off-the-wall observations have soldered him to the comedy circuit. Steve Gribbin slams razor-sharp lyrics into tunes that are catchier than the bird flu in a Brixton meat market. However, let us be clear: these are not the witty ditties of posh gobs and public radio. This is no tuxedo-clad plinky piano plucker that we're talking about here. This is no-punch-pulled rock-and roll, man. Well, maybe just rock, or post-rock. But the point is that Gribbon is that rare bird whose comedy songs are actually funny.
“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
"A highly refreshing and original comic with a gift for sharp observations and up-to-the-minute political asides” The Scotsman
Jimmy our host this time is one of the fastest rising young comics on the circuit. Jimmy McGhie reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival, then the semi finals of the BBC New Talent competition and the final of the Amused Moose Star Search 2005. He now plays weekends at the Comedy Store and Jongleurs in London and gigs all over the country. Jimmy studied Drama at Kent University and his meteoric rise in the world of stand up looks like it is to be matched in the world of acting, with some exciting TV acting roles in the pipeline.
Sunday 1 Feb 2009
Door: 7:00 pm/ Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: 18 €
Tickets online via
Substanz Live Club & Bar
Ruppertstr. 28 | U3,U6 Poccistraße | 80337 München

0 Comments To This Article