Hair colour Brown
Eye colour – Brown
Build – Medium
Native Accent- Mancunian
Experienced in- Comedy, Presenting, acting,
musician, DJing, Sound engineering
and dance music production
Accents- American- Standard, Welsh- Standard, Scottish, Irish,
polish E/European, Southern English, Cockney,
Cornish, Birmingham, Stoke.
Driving License – Full, clean.
“Slick, confident….uproariously funny” Chortle
A bucket load of charm and some surreal and silly material coupled with his brilliant comedy songs make Steve the ideal booking for any evening.
Bored of his day job, Shanyaski had an epiphany, walked out the door and straight onto the comedy stage. He hasn’t looked back since. 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 he 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 2005, and the Birmingham Comedy Festival’s Best Breaking Talent 2005.
“A Star in the making” City Life
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 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.
“Shanyaski will take those moments you don’t fully appreciate….and will transfer them into chortle-worthy gems.” Broadway Baby
Winner – Holsten Pils Comedian of the Year
Winner – Birmingham Comedy Festival Breakthrough Act
Finalist – City Life Comedian of the Year 2005 + 2003
Edinburgh Fringe 2012 – Steve Shanyaski’s Life Survival Bible.
Edinburgh Fringe 2009 – Reality Check
Edinburgh Fringe 2009 – Funny for a Fiver
Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks- ITV
Comedy Store presents…- Comedy Central
Britain in Bed- BBC Three
Presenter of “North West Comedian of the Year”- Channel M
Zoo Magazine national ad campaign.
Breakfast Show – Revolution fm
BBC GMR (co-presenter)