Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III
The Scottish BAFTA nominated loud-mouthed bible-bashing alter-ego of former teacher Jim Muir – Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III, simply demands attention with his in-your-face evangelical preaching. The larger-than-life act is an impressive performance that can blow an audience away with the power of personality. The Reverend has taken to spreading the word of the Lord on the Radio with his weekly Saints & Sinners round up on Kerrang’s breakfast show. He was a regular on all 4 series of BBC’s Live Floor Show, for which he was nominated for Scottish BAFTA’S best newcomer award. His 2003 Edinburgh Fringe double-headline show with Frankie Boyle provoked massive, diverse reactions and was simultaneously hailed as the most exciting and original as well as the most offensive and dangerous show on the Fringe. The Reverend’s debut solo Edinburgh Festival Show, What Would Charlie Sheen Do? received 5 star rave reviews. The Reverend’s alter-ego Jim Muir wrote on 2 series of the Channel 4 Jimmy Carr vehicle, Distraction and subsequently 8 Out Of 10 Cats as well as for BBC Two’s Mock The Week.
‘His act is a tour de force in political incorrectness, and when blended with a brilliant sense of timing, it proves to be devilishly funny… Uproarious… Hilarious!’
‘Unforgettable character comedy’
‘The best comedian I’ve seen who doesn’t have his own chat show….It baffles me that the Rev (played by Jim Muir) is performing at Fringe bar in Edinburgh when he could easily fill a prime-time slot on ITV’
‘The man is a tornado, a fount of pitch-perfect jokes coupled with quite masterful timing and material that flouts the very laws of censure… Howlingly funny’