Traveling across the United States, Canada
and beyond, Steve dazzles
and thoroughly entertains his audiences at whatever the venue may
Club, Resort, Casino, on a
Cruise Ship stage halfway around the world, or at a private
Born in Albany, New York and raised in
its suburbs, Steve grew up smack in the middle of nine siblings. At about age five he
discovered his knack for mimicry by imitating his mom—as she spoke to her mom—on the phone in Italian.
The bit would crack up his family and garner him plenty of
hard-to-come-by attention. Before long, Steve was imitating his teachers, his football coach,
even his boss at the local Burger King. Soon he began tackling the vocal patterns of the more
famous voices of the time (Jackie
Crosby, etc.) and by his late teens he had over sixty spot-on
celebrity impersonations in his repertoire.
first real taste of show biz came in the spring of 1978 when, at age 19, he entered a local
talent contest and won its grand prize—a trip to Hollywood to audition for the
Show" on NBC. Of course, the 1970's
classic is best known for its outrageous acts and the bizarre antics of its
Barris. However, Steve was chosen to
appear n the show, and his performance wowed Barris and the celebrity judges. They
awarded his act a perfect score—a rare occurrence during the show's four-year
a few stints at hosting his own "morning drive" radio shows, Steve has been performing stand-up
comedy full time since 1991. That year he appeared on ABC TV's
People", winning the runner-up cash prize.
Other national appearances include "Show Me
the Funny" on the
"Comedy at Club
54" on Canada's
years Steve has also had the privilege of opening shows for a wide variety of past and present
entertainment icons, including Henny
Youngman, Debbie Reynolds,
Michael Bolton, Willie
Howie Mandel and "Weird Al"
Yankovic, to name a
In the business world, Steve has
performed well over two thousand corporate comedy shows throughout the United States.
Companies such as Allstate,
IBM and even
NASA have called on Steve to
inject some funny into their business functions.
Steve's versatile vocal dexterity has also placed
him in high demand as an Award-Winning Voice
Actor. Since recording his first radio commercial more than 35 years ago,
Steve has been featured in thousands of audio and audio-visual projects of every type—even
remember...the next time your venue, event, or voice over project requires a good dose of
humor...compliment it with the comedic stylings of Steve Van Zandt!