The Diddlin’ Bibbles
Meet the Bibbles. A spiritual, socially progressive, sex-positive singer-songwriter duo, they have traveled all the way from Widdlywack, Wisconsin to make it big in the 6ix! They're ready to spread their gospel of light, love and lust through their toe-tappin', knee-slappin' tunes. Always experimenting in genre and taking on taboo subjects, their hit songs include a blues song about the TTC, a funk song about the sweet aroma of an unbathed vagina, a T-Swift-inspired pop song about making bad decisions, and a romantic ballad about a very special dildo. Do you enjoy the combination of salty language and explicit sexuality with clever messages and endearing characters? Then The Diddlin’ Bibbles are your kind of band! But being a celebrity couple is never easy – come see how the Bibbles negotiate their new-found fame with the help of music and their spiritual leader, Zorloath.
Lesley Robertson and Matt Shaw are Toronto-based actor-comedians, both graduates of the George Brown Theatre School, who formed the comedy band The Diddlin’ Bibbles back in 2015. The band members are Jessop and Rose-Marie Bibbles, a quirky polyamorous couple from small-town Wisconsin that moved to “the 6ix” on their quest for fame. Their first full-length show, The Diddlin’ Bibbles Live in Concert won Patron’s Pick at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival and was described as “the true patron’s pick of the festival” by My Entertainment World. The original musical comedy also received critical praise; Mooney on Theatre wrote “[they] completely captivate a room of raucous audience members and leave us wanting more…an absolute delight”, Glenn Sumi enjoyed “lots of laughs” according to Twitter, and the Torontoist included it as one of the highlights of the Fringe: a “raunchy duo [that] proved adept at musical comedy and clever local references”. Since their big-city festival debut, the Bibbles have had the great privilege to perform at such renowned Toronto music venues as the Monarch Tavern, 120 Diner, Comedy Bar, Oasis Aqualounge, and The Second City’s JCB Theatre.