“A Brilliant Comedian” Peter Kay (in his autobiography “Saturday Night Peter”)
“Fantastic…Should be a Star!” Dave Spikey (In his autobiography “Under the Microscope”)
“A comedy masterclass!” The Stage
“When’s he gonna get a proper job?” Steve’s Mum
Steve is an actor, writer, comedian, juggler , and a “Gillard award” winning presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire.
Steve most recently completed his 16th consecutive pantomime at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool (and his 21stPantomime in total) and was also made an honourary member of The Friends Of The Grand in 2016 for his services to the theatre.
Last year he starred, to critical acclaim, in the World premier of “Dan Leno- A Royal Jester” at Lytham Festival and is touring with the show in 2019 playing the title role.
In 2015 he performed 16 nights at The Manchester Arena as part of the “Phoenix Nights Live” show, helping raise well over £5million in the process. He also appeared at the London Palladium twice within a month later that year when he performed as part of the TV show “Sunday Night At The Palladium” and as warm-up for “One Night With Neil Diamond”.
He spent many years as “Special Guest” on Dave Spikey’s Tours and has supported several other top comedic names including Peter Kay, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots! He was also the first comic, ever, to act as “Warm-up” for The Royal Variety Show featuring Take That, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Meatloaf.
He is a regular Television “warm-up” for programs such as “The Rob Brydon Show”, “A Question Of Sport”, “Mastermind”and even survived over 150 episodes of “The Price is Right” with Joe Pasquale a few years ago.
Steve’s first love, however, is Stand-Up and it is a job that has taken him all over the world: Cruises in the Med, Norwegian Fjords and the Caribbean, hotels and comedy clubs in Hong Kong, Dubai, Crete, Cyprus, Turkey and Japan.
He is a regular headline act at The Comedy Store and other “alternative” venues and has several television appearances to his credit. “Phoenix Nights”, “Max And Paddy’s Road To Nowhere”, “Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got The Pop Factor…”, “Stand-up Britain”, “Give Your Mate A Break”, “The Afternoon Show”, “Talk Of The North”, a “Real Radio” advert, straight acting roles in “The Things You Do For Love” and “Magnolia”, and despite being one of the North West’s healthiest males, a medical insurance commercial for “Medicash”. He was also featured on the Granada Programme “Behind The Scenes” and “That’s Entertainment” (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.
For over 12 years Steve could be found in the guise of “Mad Edgar” the court jester at Camelot theme park where he presented over 2000 “Crazy Juggling Shows”.
Steve is also co-founder of the “Slaughterhouse-Live” (“Laughter” with an “S”) character comedy nights. They have taken the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm with sell out shows and rave reviews. They won the “Best Comedy Show” award at The Brighton Fringe Festival and were runners-up in the “best touring show” category at the Manchester Comedy Awards and still appear regularly at The Comedy Store, Manchester.