I had the privilege of hosting Steve while he was in town performing for Lonnie Bruhn’s professional comedy series “Stage Left Comedy.” He is a font of knowledge about doing comedy and about the comedy industry. If you have interest in becoming a road dog like he is, or just enjoy listening to a funny and entertaining individual, you will appreciate this interview.
Steve is the first non-Portland comic I have interviewed to date.
Tirelessly working the road an astonishing 52 weeks a year, this comedy road warrior performs all over the United States and has also performed internationally. No stage is too big or too small; he has performed for crowds as large as 5,000 and as small as two. First hitting the comedy stage straight out of high school at 18, he has honed his craft at comedy clubs, dirty bars, shiny casinos, military bases, cruise ships, colleges, corporate shows, fundraisers, restaurants and even a back yard or two. His comedy has universal appeal, and his experience shows it.
In his 23 years as a performer, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with comedy legends such as Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Kevin James and Tom Green. He has made television appearances on HBO, NBC, E! and Comedy Central. He is heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and has appeared on the nationally syndicated “Sex Talk Live” and “The Jiggy Jaguar Show”.
In addition, he landed the lead in a low-budget horror film (“Hell’s Lake”, currently in post-production), entertained the troops in Iraq and Kuwait, performed at 2007’s “Gathering of the Juggalos”, and has been seen nationally and internationally at such festivals as Calgary’s “Funnyfest”, “The Detroit International Comedy Festival” (twice) and “The Great Plains Comedy Festival” (twice). In all, he has performed in 46 states, 7 countries and 4 islands.
An admitted workaholic, Sabo has released four full length comedy albums, including 2009’s “A Mouthful of Sea-Monkeys” which was considered “One of the top ten comedy albums of 2009” according to the Serious Comedy Site. He is currently traveling the globe working on material for his fifth as of yet untitled comedy album to be released sometime in 2014.