The characters present in the Jamaican reggae/dancehall series ''Stir It Up,'' done by the TwinOfTwins duo (Patrick and Paul Gaynor). Nearly all of the voices are done by the Twins, and most of the characters are [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the real-life persons they are intended to portray.

Some of the characters are listed below.

!!Ian Lyad
One of the two main hosts of the show, and supposedly the more educated and cultured of the two. He is based on real-life Jamaican journalist and sometime pastor Ian Boyne; this fact was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the Twins appeared as guests on Mr. Boyne's television programme ''Religious Hard Talk.'' Mr. Boyne himself was quite amused at the Twins' portrayal of him via Ian Lyad.
* BlackAndNerdy
* CatchPhrase: "MY GOD!"
** "Being very intelligent..." or some variation thereof. In fact, he uses it so often that he actually gets upset when Beenie Man attempts to use it to rebuff Bounty Killa.
--> '''Ian Lyad:''' I'll have you know that that's ''my'' catch-phrase, you know. And I'll ask you to refrain from using my linguistic skills!
* InformedAbility: He's the host of the Stir It Up radio talk show in title description only.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the Straight Man to Mr. Muta's Wise Guy.
* OnlySaneMan: He certainly believes so. Considering the wacky cast that he has to put up with, one can hardly blame him.

!!Mr. Muta
The other of the show's two main hosts, he is rude, confrontational, profane and very direct. He's not afraid to let his opinion be known, and will often take verbal pot-shots at guests and occasionally at Ian. He is based on the real-life Rastafarian poet, Mutabaruka.
* AngryBlackMan: Is described this way several times.
* BerserkButton: He'll flip out at the mere suggestion of what he perceives as sexual deviancy (oral sex, homosexuality, etc.)
--> '''R. Kelly:''' Freakin' is like an art, you understand? You gotta hold that p---y, you gotta...
--> '''Mr. Muta:''' Wha--?
--> '''R. Kelly:''' You gotta, you gotta--
--> '''Mr. Muta:''' '''NO!''' ''You'' gotta! You and Ian gotta!
--> '''Ian Lyad:''' What're you saying?
--> '''Mr. Muta:''' Nuh bring dem thing deh to Rastafari, 'bout we gotta! Gotta do, mi b----c----!!! ''(abruptly hangs up on R. Kelly)''
* CallingTheOldManOut: Does this to George W. regarding the White House having "nothing black" in it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He does ''not'' like racists.
* JerkAss: 90% of the time.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The other 10%.
* PetTheDog: He's capable of this, sometimes. One example: he counsels a teenage girl against following the poor advice of her friends simply to fit in with the crowd.
* ScaryBlackMan
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the Wise Guy to Ian Lyad's Straight Man.

!![[strike:Mr. Bob]] Bob, the King of Reggae
A frequent co-host alongside Ian and Muta, he often feels like [[ButtMonkey he gets the crappy end of the stick.]] He is based on the late reggae superstar, Bob Marley.
* BerserkButton: Boy, does he hate being slighted or overlooked.
* CatchPhrase: "Oonu tek Rasta fi p----hole?"
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: This often threatens to happen to him.

!!Dear Pastor
A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pastor]] and a frequent guest on the show, he opposes Muta on theological grounds and dispenses advice to callers. Based on Jamaican Baptist pastor and advice columnist Reverend Aaron Dumas, who is well-known for his "Tell Me Pastor" newspaper column and his "Dear Pastor" night-time radio call-in show.
* BadassPreacher
* GodIsGood: Preaches this often.

!!Mr. Adams
A very controversial cop who uses less than legal methods to do his job. Based on Renato Adams, a former senior superintendent of Jamaica's police force, who gained notoriety for the March 2001 killing of seven youths in an alleged shootout in Braeton, Kingston, and for his involvement in a flare-up of violence that took place in West Kingston between July 7-10 later that same year.
* CowboyCop: UpToEleven.
* KarmaHoudini: He never even gets called out for crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
* KillerCop: "I have a 9 o'clock appointment fi go kill some innocent people."
* VigilanteMan

!!Ras Whitey
A white man who has taken up the Rastafarian way of life. A frequent guest on the show, but he clashes often with Mr. Muta.
* ButtMonkey: He's been gang-beaten and swindled out of his finances in the past.
* IKnowKarate: "I used to practice with these Buddhist monks who taught me a lot of things...I'll show you my Eagle's Claws of Shaolin!"
* InnocentInnuendo: This once caused him to be beaten by a group of Rastafarians, as he explains to the others.
--> '''Ras Whitey:''' I said, "No! Rastafari is for the love of all mankind!" He (leader of the gang) said to me, "We don't love mankind, we love womankind." I was - oh, my God - I was kicked, I was punched, I was called names! They called me Judas, they called me Jesus, they called me Caesar, they called me Luciano - [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who's Luciano?]]
* MistakenForRacist: By Muta. The fact that he calls Muta some very unsavory names doesn't help matters at all.
--> '''Ras Whitey:''' Mr. Big, Thick and Black, you think you can scare me?
--> '''Mr. Muta:''' Oh, you turn racist now! Ooohh!
--> '''Ras Whitey:''' Hey man, I'm not afraid of you! You loud-mouthed, thick-lipped -
--> '''Mr. Muta:''' --wha--!

!!Amuro and Adube Abugane
An African couple who are introduced in Volume 7. Amuro Abugane is a university professor, and Adube is his neglected and ''very'' frustrated wife.
* BrokenPedestal: Professor Abugane becomes this for Muta.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Adube storms into the studio moments after her husband has left her alone in the car. This sets the stage for the listener to find out about the antagonistic relationship they have.
* HypocriticalHumor: Professor Abugane brags that in Africa, if a woman cheats on her husband, he can be authorized to kill her for her infidelity, whereas a man can cheat on his wife without fear of repercussion. When Adube reveals that she's cheated on him and threatens to leave him, however, he breaks down in tears and begs her to stay, even offering to let her "rule over his head"...much to [[{{Fanboy}} Muta's]] utter disappointment.
* LastNameBasis: Amuro Abugane is referred to as "Abugane" by nearly all the other characters, and only his wife Adube calls him by his first name.
* YourCheatingHeart: Adube is driven to develop this due to her husband's neglect of her. [[spoiler:She cheats with Mr. Adams.]]