The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III 'The Unemployables'

The Rev speaks up for The Unemployables, a rather awesome showcase of the finest local talent

Preview by Bernard O'Leary | 15 Mar 2012
  • Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe

Tell us about your show.

The Unemployables. The Cottiers Theatre. 31st of March. Me and four other great men [Joe Heenan, Darren Connell, Scott Gibson, Steven Halcrow] will attempt to guide your brain chemistry to a better place.

Whats going to be unique about this performance of your show?

For me, its going to be the 13 millionth time I've said these jokes. And as a climax I will be unfolding reality into a phosphorescent stag which I mount and ride off into hypertime, or barbeque.

Due to a lawsuit, you are forced to rename the show. What do you call it?

Gordon Beveridge.

If your show was a dear friend who had just died, what would you say about it in your eulogy?

He died as he lived, trying to turn a profit with five guys inside him.

What inspires you, other than comedy itself?

Fear and pussy. And pussy fear.

Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to about playing in Glasgow?

Access to the Sandyford drop-in clinic.

Anything you are dreading?

Test results and urethral scarring.

Where do you stand on Scottish independence?

Go for it, Scotland's a great country. It's one of the most beautiful docking bays for nuclear submarines I've ever played golf on.

Who would get your vote as president of an independent Scotland?

Caesar from Planet of the Apes.

Whats your favorite comedy festival?

The Burmese International Comedy Festival - it's the only comedy festival in the world held in a salt mine.

If you were organizing a fantasy comedy night, who would you have as MC, support and main act?

MC - Christie Brown. Support Act - Francis Dolarhyde. Main Act - John Bishop.

Who else are you going to see during the Glasgow Festival?

A woman called Roberta. If her husband is back on the rigs.

Twitter or Facebook

Pheromones, motherfucker. pheromones.

The Unemployables is at Cottiers on Saturday 31 March at 8.30pm. Tickets £10!/shows/366