Steve Rawlings brings an audience to life with his unique blend of comedy character and technical ability. Whether juggling Ping-Pong balls with his mouth, setting his head on fire or flinging blazing torches, furniture, giant cartwheels and tenpin bowling balls in the air; this is an act that demands attention!
Steve Rawlings: Physical Comedy
Steve has broken down the barriers between stand up comedy and physical theatre. Creating a wonderfully entertaining blend of comedy character; and technical ability that keeps an audience on the edge of their seats. His performance is packed full of original routines such as; furniture juggling with a chair, table and vase of flowers (he is the only person in the world to do this!); setting fire to his head, and juggling ping pong balls with his mouth. All of this is overlaid with a level of stand up comedy that any comedian would be proud of.
This unique blend appeals to an incredibly wide range of audiences. From comedy clubs and cruise passengers; to the corporate sector; the armed forces (often in war zones); and heads of state and royalty.
Royal Variety Performance
Steve’s career was launched when he appeared as guest star in the West End production of ‘Sugar Babies’; alongside Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. He was then invited to appear in ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. Since then he has appeared on over 100 TV shows worldwide; and been specially requested to perform at the ‘Summit of the Americas’ – attended by 32 heads of state including Barack Obama. Most recently, Steve’s talents have been much in demand in modern circus.
Corporate events take up a large part of the year, as his act appeals to a broader audience than most other performers; and he can work fluently in German, Spanish and French, with other languages to a lesser degree.
TV Comedy Magic
Steve Rawlings has appeared in over 100 television shows and performed all over the world; as well as in front of Her Majesty the Queen at a Royal Command Performance.
He specialises in Corporate Entertainment, with a difference. Corporate clients include: Chase Manhattan Bank; Glaxo; Lloyds; Seiko; Kwik Fit; Hewlett Packard; Amoco; Rover; Eagle Star; Fiat; IBM; BT; JCB; Whitbread; Avis; Shell; Phillips; Guinness; and Auto Trader.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Steve Rawlings
Hilarious and original, Steve Rawlings’ mixture of desperation and downbeat humour steals the show. His balancing a tray of bottles and glasses on his chin while giving a running commentary on his difficulties is a classic piece of comic business.This is knife-edge humour which involves the audience in sympathy for a man flogging himself to death for a laugh, and yet knowing that he is perfectly capable of performing the daring and complicated routines he has set up!