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On-Air: Steve Byrne On Comedy Central Presents Wed 8/13 4:37AM

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About Steve Byrne

In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry's most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father, which continues to provide him with an inordinate wealth of comedic material. In a wake of laughter, Byrne continues to pave his way with a new one-hour special entitled "The Byrne Identity," premiering on Comedy Central.

After winning TBS' cutthroat competition, the MySpace Stand Up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Stand-up... Read More »

In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry's most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father, which continues to provide him with an inordinate wealth of comedic material. In a wake of laughter, Byrne continues to pave his way with a new one-hour special entitled "The Byrne Identity," premiering on Comedy Central.

After winning TBS' cutthroat competition, the MySpace Stand Up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. His hilarious stand-up has been seen on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CBS's "The Late Late Show" and BET's "Comic View". In 2008, Byrne aired his first one-hour special, "Steve Byrne's Happy Hour," which premiered on Comedy Central to rave reviews and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne's comedy soon landed him on the "The History of the Joke" on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel's "The Science of Laughter." He has since appeared on some of TV's hottest shows including ABC's "The Middle," "Chappelle's Show," G4's "The International Sexy Ladies Show," "The Howard Stern Show," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," "The Very Funny Show" and was a series regular on NBC's "The Real Wedding Crashers."

A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour and his own national MySpace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the U.S. troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.

On the big screen, Byrne appeared in the recent hit comedy blockbuster "Couples Retreat," "Four Christmases" opposite Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon and "The Goods: The Don Ready Story" alongside Jeremy Piven. His 2006 documentary, "13 or Bust," chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.

Byrne's lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today's most respected comedians. He currently resides in Los Angeles.