Steen Raskopoulos - On The Mic

The Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee returns with a brand-new hour of comedy characters and inspired spontaneity. We fired over a Q&A to get more info on his new show.

Describe your Edinburgh show in 140 characters or less

‘The Coolest Kid In Competitive Chess’ – Poussey Washington, Donatello, Pikachu, Det. McNulty, Phoebe, Sophia Petrillo, The Hound and Ron Swanson.

Describe your show more fully Ms. Poussey Washington, Donatello Turtle, Pika-Pikachu, Det. James McNulty, Phoebe Buffay, Mrs. Sophia Petrillo, Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane and Ronald Ulysses Swanson.

What does Edinburgh mean to you?
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. It is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore

Who inspires you and why?

Michael Jordan. To be down 66-18 against the Monstars at half time and find a way to win is just inspiring. He and The Looney Tunes have taught me to never give up.

Describe your best or worst experiences on stage.

I once performed my show to no one and with the amount of audience participation that I do I found it very difficult. Mind you I turned up to the theatre a day early but it was still brutal.

Describe your best or worst review.

My dad once threw one of my Kindergarten finger paintings in the bin.

If you weren’t a performer, what would you be?

A Cage dancer. I can really dance like Nicholas Cage.

What was the last book you read?

It was proof reading my new book, ‘Steen kisses dem bebes’.



Imagine that the BBC have asked you to produce a primetime show. What would it be and who else would be involved?

I’d probably do a show where I could report to an audience about both local and worldly matters. Things such as current affairs, sport, weather and entertainment. I think I could do it all myself


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