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 complicated and daring routines he has set-up.
Steve Rawlings brings an audience to life with his unique blend of comedy character, and technical ability. From routines involving everyday objects, such as ping-pong ball juggling with his mouth, peacock feather balancing, and a show stopping combination of balancing bottles and glasses while juggling blazing fire torches simultaneously. Then ending with the astonishing spectacle of furniture juggling! He is the only person in the world to perform this routine, and to see Steve perform it one can easily see why.
His latest routines involve balancing a child in a chair on his chin – which he performs with his 6-year-old son Jamie (he hasn’t had to adopt one yet).
Steve is refreshingly different and an asset to any show he takes part in.
Steve’s career has moved from strength to strength with top class engagements in the UK and around the world. From appearing as special guest in the West End production of ‘Sugar Babies’ alongside Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. To Steve being invited to appear before Her Majesty The Queen in ‘The Royal Variety Performance’.
1999 saw Steve touring theatres across the country with his new comedy show “Steve Rawlings Live & Unstable”. Which received rave reviews, and was so successful that it was picked up by Carlton television’s ‘The Warehouse’, In which Steve appears throughout the series as a regular character performing his own sketches.
This was followed by Steve appearing as sole support to Harry Hill, in his UK tour. Then he was invited to take part in the Cologne comedy festival, which led to a tour of France and Germany in his own show, which he performs fluently in German, Spanish and French.