- Tickets selling fast! JUNE 1 at the Enmore Theatre!
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- Steve Hughes to rock the nation's Capital.
Catch Steve Hughes headlining at the Canberra Comedy Festival Gala tonight!
Canberra just got electrifying!
- Steve Hughes at the BRISBANE Comedy Festival!
Steve is in Brisbane with his killer hour. Audiences at the Adelaide Fringe were in riots of laughter. Don't miss out!
- 5 Stars for Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes – Big Issues
Remember what the world used to be like before we confused everyone with too many options and made everything so politically correct? Australian born, British-based comedian Steve Hughes certainly does – it feels like he’s been recently revived from a time capsule interred 20 years ago in order to delightfully denigrate various methods of ‘oppression by stealth’ in this marvellous comedy show.
In Big Issues, Hughes attacks the gaudy world of reality television and the histrionic health and safety laws that dictate that you cannot open a hotel window in case you try to kill yourself – even if your room is on the ground floor. There is something comforting and cathartic in knowing that you’re not the only one who feels this way about the world we’re living in, though you may not agree with everything he has to say.
Hughes’ comedy is not forced and he has no gimmicks – what you see is what you get, and if you don’t like it, that’s your choice – a world view defined as “simplified Buddhism” by Hughes himself in this challenging but comfortable show. His momentum impresses – I could have listened to him for hours, and indeed on this particular night he went well over time, talking for an hour and 25 minutes, which nobody save the hall staff seemed to have any objections to.
Seeing Steve Hughes perform is an unusual spectacle, for many reasons. Every third member of the audience were dressed like rockers or metal-heads, a distinctive change to the usual crowds clustered outside the Melbourne Town Hall during the Comedy Festival. Once Hughes took to the stage he admitted to being very jet lagged – which may stifle other performers, but it did not diminish Hughes at all: it merely merged into his story telling. As a performer, Hughes is supremely comfortable on stage; his gigs feel more like you’re sitting in an intimate pub setting listening to a metal-loving bloke give his hilarious opinions on the embarrassing follies of the Generation Y era, including such topics as war, religion, and how we treat the poor.
At the end of the day, you need to be able to enjoy being in the same room as the comedian who is speaking to you, and at this show at least, the audience truly enjoyed Hughes’ company. While you could tell that some jokes offended some people, Hughes was also making people stop and think about how things are ‘sold’ to us and why – quite frankly – we should be challenging the world as much as he is.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Steve Hughes – Big Issues
Melbourne Town Hall, Main Hall
April 19 – 21
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
March 28 – April 22
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sydney Comedy Festival
April 24 - May 12
The Astor, Perth
Perth International Comedy Festival
May 2 - 20
- BIG ISSUES UK TOUR
Steve will be on the road around the UK from January until the end of March.
- Extra Melbourne Shows Added
Due to popular demand extra Melbourne shows added
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April @ Council Chamber Melbourne Town Hall
- MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DATES ON SALE!
Steve Hughes returns to Melbourne this year with a brand new show CONSPIRACY REALIST.
What better venue than The Council Chambers at Melbourne's Town Hall.
The perfect setting for Steve's political, topical and intellectual trademark comedy.
31st March - 24th April.
Tickets start at $15. BOOK HERE
- BRSIBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL DATES Tue 8 - Sun 13 Mar 2011
Brisbane Comedy Festival 2011
Steve Hughes: Heavy Metal Comedy
Tue 8 - Sun 13 Mar 2011
- Debut Eternum album
Eternum is steve's band that he has been working on for a few years now,doing demos of his songs and releasing them on the end of his comedy cd's.
When we say band we mean Steve as he is the only member and has written,arranged and performed all the songs himself.
Excluding some shredding solos performed by a variety of metal maniacs.
The album is now recorded and entitled Sumaire
Check website for updates on release date.