Steve Shanyaski

Steve Shanyaski

Endlessly charming, Steve’s inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material, elevating him to quite another level as a performer. Within the first six months of his comedy career he made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year, the North West Comedian of the Year Final, and later that year was booked to appear on the BBC7 Radio Showcase “Spanking New”. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, adding to this list of accolades by being named the Holsten Pils Comedian of the Year, and the Birmingham Comedy Festival’s Best

Breaking Talent.

Combining surreal observations with wildly tangential imaginings, his off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed in ‘Stevie World’ as he leads them, Pied Piperlike, down the charming avenues of his inner mind. Steve is a long established and popular headliner, regularly closing at Jongleurs, The Stand, The Glees, The Frog and Bucket and many of the UK’s other top comedy nights.

Following 2009’s ‘Reality Check’ Steve returned to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 with his 4 star-reviewed show ‘Steve Shanyaski’s Life Survival Bible’. A popular choice amongst the late night festival goers, audiences left happy and glowing after an hour of his high energy quirkiness and slick confident routines. This was an opinion shared by critics, who repeatedly awarded him with 4 stars and gushing compliments.

Awards/Competitions
Winner – Holsten Pils Comedian of the Year
Winner – Birmingham Comedy Festival
Breakthrough Act
Finalist – City Life Comedian of the Year 2005 + 2003

Press
“Absolutely stormed it!” – The Mail
“The key to his act is that his vision is a delightfully skewed one” – Manchester Online

TV and film
2013 – Comedy Store presents... – Comedy Central
2012 – Britain in Bed – BBC Three
2011 – Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks – ITV
2011 – City Life Social - Guest presenter - Channel M
2006 – Zoo Magazine National Ad Campaign
2006 – North West Comedian of the Year - Presenter - Channel M
2003 – New Comedian of the Year - BBC3
2003 – Spanking New - Stand-Up Showcase - BBC7

Radio
Breakfast Show – 96.2 Revolution FM
BBC GMR – Co-Presenter

Festivals
2012 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Steve Shanyaski’s
Life Survival Bible
2009 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Reality Check
2009 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Funny for a Fiver

Currently appearing at: The Comedy Store, The Glee Clubs, The Stand Clubs, The Hyena, The Boatshow, Manfords
Comedy Clubs, Just The Tonic and many more