Steve Byrne has established himself as one of the most reliable and
versatile stand up comedians working over the course of his 20 plus year
career. He got his start, making the rounds of all the
prestigious clubs in New York City, The Comedy Cellar, The Comic
Strip, Gotham Comedy Club, to name a few, eventually breaking the
record for most sets in one night, 13. Steve then uprooted himself and
became a fixture at all the famous clubs in Los Angeles, The Comedy
Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory.
Over the course
of Steve's career he has recorded a 1/2 hour special for Comedy Central
and taped 4 hour specials, "Happy Hour", "The Byrne Identity",
"Champion" and "Tell the Damn Joke" for Comedy Central, Showtime and
In late 2021, he will tape his 5th hour special
"The Neon Disease". Along the way, he's appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel",
"Conan" twice, "The Late, Late Show" four times and "The Tonight Show"
ten times and the feature films "Couples Retreat" and "Four
He wrote, created and starred in the 2nd Asian
American sitcom on television "Sullivan & Son" which ran for 3
seasons on TBS. Amongst the stand up community, he directed the
acclaimed documentary on The Amazing Johnathan, "Always Amazing" which
he is currently developing into a scripted television show.
Most recently, Steve wrote and directed the semi autobiographical
feature film about his early years in stand up comedy called "The
Opening Act". Starring a roster of who's who in the stand up world (Bill
Burr, Cedric the Entertainer, Russell Peters, Tom Segura,
Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Jimmy O Yang, Iliza and many others) the
film was revered by stand up fans and critics alike sitting at 86% Fresh
on Rotten Tomatoes.
Steve is currently touring across the United States and developing a multitude of projects in film and television.