Steve Bugeja was crowned the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner. His 2015 debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Day Release was met with rave reviews, described as “drum-tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible” (Chortle). It went on for a run at Soho Theatre in 2016. He followed this up in 2016 with an equally critically acclaimed Edinburgh show entitled Unpronounceable.
Steve has appeared as a guest stand up on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and on Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). He wrote and performed in his own sketch 10 Things You Should Know As An Adult for BBC3 and starred in a viral comedy video for Lucozade alongside England footballer Harry Kane.
Previously in 2014, Steve performed as part of the Fringe’s longest-running showcases, The Comedy Zone and supported Russell Kane on his national tour ‘Smallness’. He also appeared on Radio 4’s ‘Fresh From The Fringe’, and featured on the BBC Red button.
A prolific writer, Steve has contributed material for Mock The Week (BBC 2), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 2). In 2012 he and his writing partner won the BBC’s Funny on Three sitcom competition, and he also won the BBC’s Jesting About 2 sketch competition. Steve has contributed material to Radio 4’s The Show What You Wrote and Radio 4 Extra’s topical sketch show Newsjack.
‘Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that's all his own.’
‘His social nightmares make for assured comedy, and it’s easy to see why the audience listening at home voted him the BBC New Comedy Award winner of 2013. Greater things surely await’
‘A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’