Already considered one of the funniest men in entertainment, Steve Byrne has proven that he’s also capable of carrying a hit TV show with TBS’ “Sullivan and Son” returning for season 2 on June 13th. 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. The first ten episodes averaged over 2.5 million viewers and new episodes will appear on TBS in 2013.
After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown 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 Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central 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, The Chapelle 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. Byrne’s most recent hour special, The Byrne Identity, premiered last year on Comedy Central to rave reviews.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down #InTheLab with the hilarious Steve Byrne to talk about the new season of TBS’ hit show “Sullivan and Son”, how he worked with his friend Vince Vaughn to develop the show, his unique cultural background and how he uses it in his comedy, how starring in a hit show on cable has changed his career path, and mush more.