In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer who delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the comedic material for his first television show, TBS’s Sullivan & Son.
After winning TBS’s cutthroat competition, The Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a nonstop television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents, which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His unique brand of standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, TBS’s Conan, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status.
Byrne’s most recent hour special, The Byrne Identity, premiered in 2010 on Comedy Central to rave reviews. He is currently getting ready to tape his third hour special titled “Shoot the Locks Off”.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago; HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas; and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He and his cast mates will tour the U.S. this summer on the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour.
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