12/4/2012 12:53:00 PM
Our comic of the month for December is Steve Byrne!
The first time he ever got on stage was at Stand Up New York on September 30, 1997. Steve spent the first seven years of his stand up career cutting his teeth as a stand up in NYC. He was notorious for being absolutely obsessed with getting up on stage as much as he could. He's been cited as saying he spent those seven years working seven days a week, working every single night he could, including New Years, Christmas, etc., doing as many sets as possible. Steve has been featured on the NBC series The Real Wedding Crashers and a featured comedian on The Tonight Show. He has made appearances on Chappelle's Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The History Channel's "History of the Joke," Mad TV's 300th episode and Super Bowl promos on CBS with Prince and again with Bill Cowher. His stand-up has been featured on The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Call with Carson Daly, BET's ComicView, ABC’s Good Morning America as well as Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
His Comedy Central Presents Half Hour Special premiered in 2006 and was voted the seventeenth most popular Comedy Central Presents by fans as part of the Standup Showdown on comedycentral.com. He also was the winner of the MySpace Standup Or Sitdown competition on TBS. He has had small parts in several films: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven and was produced by Will Ferrell; Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon; and Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. On July 16, he appeared on Conan.
Byrne created with Rob Long and is starring in the comedy Sullivan & Son on TBS that premiered in the summer of 2012. After a very successful summer run with Season One, TBS gave the go ahead for a second season airing in summer of 2013. Byrne will once again hit the road with the other comedians and co-stars of the show Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. in support of Sullivan and Son that same summer.