Steve Solomon was born and raised in the melting pot neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. It was there as a young man that he discovered he had a talent for dialects. Add to this the fact that his mother was Italian and his father was Jewish and he had the perfect environment to mine for comedy gold.
It was while fulfilling his obligations for his day job as a physics teacher (where he honed his dialectician, comedy and sound effects skills) and later school administrator on Long Island that he began writing comedy for all manner of periodicals and performers. His big break came when a New York talent agent caught his act at a local comedy club and talked him into doing stand-up as a profession. Eventually, Steve left the world of academia to pursue his dream of being a twenty year overnight success.
His first show was titled "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!" He introduced audiences to the 30 odd (very odd) family members in this show and it became the longest running one-man show in Broadway history. This was followed up by "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m STILL in Therapy" and "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays" and his newest "Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…the therapy continues!"
Having already performed in front of the toughest of crowds (teaching high school Physics) and coming from a mixed (and slightly mixed up) family of Italian and Jewish parents, Steve has developed the art of impersonation into a fine science. During his act he will introduce you to a collection of crazy characters each with their distinct dialects that are all too familiar to those who grew up in a large family or knew someone who had where dinner for thirty five was the norm (and we're not talking a lavish sit down at the Rockefellers) in a home that boasted one indoor bathroom.. After witnessing Steve’s act you will suddenly remember what propelled you to leave your particular family homestead in the first place.
This third in a series of salutes to the dysfunctional family, "Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…the therapy continues!" has Steve spinning yet another collection of yarns concerning his family as they prepare to move to Florida. On November 8, 2015 Steve Solomon returns to Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre for one 7 p.m. show. Tickets will be going on sale this coming Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. and may be purchased online by clicking HERE, by calling (216) 241-6000 or by stopping by the Playhouse Square Box Office located in the outer lobby of the State Theatre. Prices for the tickets are $45, $35 and $10 (for Smart Seats).