Greek Australian stand-up comedian and actor Steen Raskopoulos will be one of many larrikins providing a night of laughs at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2021.
Born in Sydney, Raskopoulos debuted his first solo sketch show Bruce springSTEEN LIVE IN CONCERT at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was nominated for Best Newcomer, and won the same award at the Sydney Comedy Festival later that year.
Steen’s father, Peter Raskopoulos, is a former Sydney Olympic FC and Australian national team player. An Olympic Hall of Fame Member, Peter also became C.E.O in 2001, winning the 2001–02 NSL championship.
Steen is known as a “triple threat” of performance, material and charisma. He was personally chosen to support Conan O’Brien in Sydney 2019 and in won the Directors Choice Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2018.
Also performing at the festival will be Mary Coustas, performing her new stage show, ‘Better Out, Than In.’ Coutsas said right now, “we need a good laugh more than anything”.
After a year’s hiatus, the comedy festival will run from April 19 to May 16 with more than 180 stand-up, sketch, circus, family and musical comedy acts. Other acts include Adam Hills, Gen Fricker, Nina Oyama, Arj Barker, Joel Creasey, Fiona O’Loughlin, Tom Gleeson and Ross Noble.