To say that an evening spent with Steve Solomon is like being with a dear, funny friend is an understatement. In truth, an evening with Steve is more like being with dozens of hilarious friends and eccentric members of your own family.
Steve has taken the art of impersonation and honed it into a science. He masterfully weaves different dialects and crazy characters into his stories. These tales take on a life of their own as Steve recounts memorable moments from his past and makes witty observations on timely topics.
A native of Brooklyn, Steve grew up in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay. This was the perfect training ground for a dialectician. As the class clown and as a very authentic sounding Chinese restaurant delivery boy, Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage.
In college, Steve dabbled in entertaining by emceeing events, but it was not until years later that he would pursue that ambition. Instead, he earned a doctorate in education and taught high school physics.
Using humor, dialects and sound effects in teaching, Steve was a real life version of Gabe Kaplan’s “Welcome Back Kotter.” Eventually, Steve became Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools on Long Island, New York. He also discovered he had an incredible aptitude for business. Steve designed, organized, built and became one of the owners and operators of cable television systems on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
He left this tremendous academic and business success behind and turned his attention to his latent love of making people laugh. As Steve puts it, “I was sick and tired of the regular pay-checks, the prestige and the educational glamour of an Administrator’s life so I decided to get on the road and make 30 dollars a show.”
Steve’s rise in the entertainment industry has been just as meteoric as his success in the business world. He has broken booking records by appearing at more locations, by popular demand, in a shorter period of time than any other comic.
Steve’s latest show, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy” has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country. This hilarious show highlights the best of his talents. He creates voices, dialects and sound effects that enliven many humorous anecdotes. Also included in the show are musical interludes that showcase even more of Steve’s talents. See his show to discover them for yourself.