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Steve Solomon

STEVE SOLOMON: A native of Brooklyn, Steve grew up in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay. This was the perfect training ground for a dialectician and comedian. Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage.

Using humor, dialects and sound effects in teaching, Steve was real life version of Gabe Kaplan’s “Welcome Back Kotter.” Eventually, Steve became an AP Physics HS teacher, College lecturer and an Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools on Long Island, New York.

He left his academic career behind and turned his attention to his latent love of making people laugh. As Steve puts it, “I decided follow my heart and become an impoverished comedy writer and performer.” Steve’s show, the three-time award winning: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy has met with rave reviews to sold out crowds throughout the country and, with over 8700 performances, became one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in Broadway history.
Steve has written four additional sequels to his original hit: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m STILL in Therapy his hilarious holiday show; My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays! and Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt…the therapy continues.

All four of Steve’s shows are currently touring the United States and have received critical acclaim including The Connecticut Critics Circle and The San Francisco Drama Desk nomination, Broadway.com’s “Best New off Broadway Play” award. His new book: Political Correctness and Other Forms of Insanity was just published in paperback. The theatrical version of the book will open in performing arts center around the US this fall as well. A screen play is in development with The William Morris Endeavor Agency.

But Steve’s greatest joy comes from watching the audiences holding their sides and laughing as they identify with the hilarity that’s happening on stage.

June 16, 2022

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy with Steve…

Steve and I talk about growing up in Brooklyn, his life as a teacher and his 5 shows that started with My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy

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