Demand for Steve Royle’s has stand-up work gone ballistic and whether its headlining shows around the world or as support for Peter Kay or Steve Coogan, his act is always brilliantly funny.
Not only that but he’s a hot favourite in this years ITVs Britain’s Got Talent Final….Royle began his latest performance by repeatedly dropping and picking up bowling balls – something he continued to do for the first half of the performance. He began by referencing the ‘virtual audience’ and mimicked explaining to his father how to use technology, before ‘juggling’ the balls, one of which hit him on the head, causing him to ‘fall’ off the stage. He then ‘sped up’ his voice in order to perform ’15 minutes of jokes in 15 seconds’, before finishing his performance with tap-dancing and more juggling of bowling balls and bean bags. David confessed that he ‘almost pressed his golden buzzer’ for Royle, adding ‘if you are not in the final … there will be no justice in this world’. Alesha added ‘you are superhuman, you are perfect for this show and I really hope you’re in the Final’. Royle won the Judges’ vote and advanced directly through to the Final.
Steve’s not only an amazingly entertaining comedian but actor, writer and also a regular guest on Dave Spikey’s “Living The Dream Tour”. Now fresh from his own sell out tour “Steve Royle Comedy Extravaganza” this ex-star of Channel 4’s “Phoenix Nights” and “Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere” is set to have you rolling in the aisles. Frequently a TV “warm-up” for “Question of Sport” and “Stars In Their Eyes” he’s also the first person ever to perform an audience warm-up for the Royal Variety Show which is no mean feat. He’s also a multi-award winning act and in addition to numerous TV appearances his dulcet tones can be heard on Saturday morning on BBC Radio Lancashire.