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, and 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 Piper-like, down the charming avenues of his inner mind. Steve is a long established and popular headliner, regularly closing at The Stand, The Glee Clubs, 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.
"A Star in the Making" – City Life
"Like a mixture between Eddie Izzard and Peter Kay… with a guitar"
– Stockport Express
"One of my favourite comedians"
– Jason Manford
'One of my favourite comedians' Jason Manford. 'Absolutely stormed it!' The Mail