- RHUM Loves Steve Hughes: Conspiracy Realist @ MICF 2011
- Steve Hughes looks a bit like Jesus, if Jesus were in a metal band and sold The Big Issue in his spare time. Or perhaps his own self-description, ‚ÄėConvict Wizard‚Äô, is more apt. The point is, he looks the part. If I were to tell you about this political, anarchistic comedian whose favourite phrases include ‚Äėpsychological fascism‚Äô, ‚Äėthought crime‚Äô, ‚ÄėI‚Äôm not paranoid, I‚Äôm suspicious‚Äô, and ‚Äėfuck ‚Äôem/fuck it/fuck you‚Äô, you‚Äôd probably picture this guy.
- Australian Stage Review - Conspiracy Realist | Steve Hughes
Is he funny? Frequently. Do you have to agree with him? Of course not. Is he a paranoid nutjob? No. He's intelligent, well-read and simply has his own reasons for rejecting most of modern society.
- The Stage - Review: Steve Hughes Conspiracy Realist
- There are two types of ‚Äútruth-teller‚ÄĚ comedians ‚Äď the ones who trawl through all the minor irritants of modern society that we all secretly agree upon, and the ones who exhume all the horrors of the human condition that we‚Äôre ashamed of even thinking about. The latter variety of oracle might include Bill Hicks or Doug Stanhope or Louis CK or Brendan Burns or‚Ä¶ Steve Hughes.
- Rolling Stone - Comedy Festival Round-Up - Steve Hughes
For Steve Hughes there is a fine line between making ‚Äėem laugh and making ‚Äėem squirm.
- Steve Hughes tells us what he really thinks - Arts & Entertainment ...
- Australian ex-pat comedian Steve Hughes does not fall into the category of the much-resented boring celebrity ... quite the opposite, in fact. As we got deeper into conversation, I became more and more sure that any story to come from ... [Read More...]
- Metal Obsession Review
- Steve Hughes was once a big name in Sydney‚Äôs ever growing metal scene throughout in late 80‚Äôs. His most predominate work Slaughter Lord, was the launching pad to his career and eventually saw him playing with many well known Sydney bands, such as Nazxul and Mortal Sin. After feeding his appetite for heavy metal music throughout the late 80‚Äôs and early 90‚Äôs, Steve Hughes would then take an opportunity to try his hand at stand-up comedy. [Read More...]
- Don't Judge a book by it's Cover
- The former drummer of thrash metal bands Mortal Sin, Slaughter Lord and Nasxul has one of the sharpest minds on the political comedy circuit but unlike most comedians who talk politics and war, Hughes doesn‚Äôt rant and rave. Instead his observations and jokes are delivered in a laid back and deadpan manner.
- Steve Hughes Rocks PMI
- Well my first love (and still) is music which I do when I get the time, but in hindsight the earliest influence was Bill Cosby; we used to listen to him as kids, me and my mates. Also Dave Allen, then later on it became Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Dennis Leary (who we then discovered was just ripping off Bill Hicks).
- Steve Hughes thrashes it out at the Comedy Store
- Described by one UK critic as ‚Äúintelligent, provocative and profound‚ÄĚ, Hughes doesn‚Äôt shy away from tackling the big issues in his show such as political correctness, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, group sex, asylum seekers and the War on Terror.
- Festival Brief Encounter - A meeting of the heavy metal minds
- Christian Reilly and Steve Hughes
A meeting of the heavy metal minds of Christian Reilly and Steve Hughes
"I wouldn't describe myself as paranoid, just well-read"
- Tricks of the trade - How do you tell a good joke? The Guardian
- There are a variety of ways. Some guys go for one-liners and some guys just riff and talk stories, whereas I do gags that are put into a structured scenario.
- The Sunday Times Edinburgh Festival Must See Shows 2006
- Stars name their must-see shows - This is another Australian comedian and he‚Äôs on fire. [Read More...]