University of Salford
| 2 November 1972 (age 43)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England, UK (1972-11-02) |
Situation comedy, sketch comedy
Celebrities, Football, Prison
British Comedy Award for the Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Starlings, Phoenix Nights, The Cup, Scallywagga, The Visit
Steve Edge Wikipedia
Steve Edge (born 2 November 1972) is an English actor, writer and former stand-up comedian. He is most famous for his work on Starlings, Phoenix Nights, The Cup, The Visit, Peep Show and the satirical magazine show Star Stories.
Edge was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. He attended Stafford College and the University of Salford. He began his career in 1997 and from then until 2004 worked steadily as a Stand-up comedian. From March–November 2004 Steve, Paddy McGuinness, Archie Kelly and Janice Connolly toured a live stand-up show "Jumping on the Bandwagon" in reference to the success of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. The final show of the tour and the last time he did stand-up was at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Edge is most famous playing Alan, one half of double-act Les Alanos with Les played by Toby Foster in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing and Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere. He reprised the role in 2015 for Phoenix Nights LIVE where the cast performed 16 shows at Manchester Arena and raised £5 million for Comic Relief.
Edge was a programme associate/writer on 8 out of 10 Cats from 2007-2011.
He was script editor for the BBC2 comedy "The Cup" in which he also starred as the lead, Terry McConnell.
In 2009 he wrote the BBC1 show Walk on the Wild Side along with Jason Manford as well as adding the voices to the show, most notably the Marmot repeatedly shouting "Alan".
In 2009 he wrote and narrated BBC3's "Almost Famous III" and returned in 2010 with the much revered sequel "Almost Famous IV".
In 2002 he starred in a series of improvised adverts directed by Graham Linehan, for the now defunct ITV sport Channel
He starred as a hapless undertaker in the Elbow promo for the song "Not a Job"
Edge is the creator and co-writer of the series Starlings along with Matt King on Sky1.Finalist in the 1998 BBC New Comedy Awards competition at the Edinburgh Festival
Nominated in 2004 for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards - Best Comedy for the "Jumping on the Bandwagon" Tour
Nominated in 2005 North West Comedy Awards - Best Comedic Performance on Film & TV for I'm with Stupid
Nominated in 2007 RTS Awards Best Performance in a Comedy for The Visit
Nominated in 2008 British Comedy Awards Best Male Comedy Newcomer for The Cup
Won in 2010 RTS Awards Best Performance in a Comedy for Scallywagga
Steve has lived in Didsbury a suburb of Manchester since 1995 and revealed on Soccer AM that he is a Wolverhampton Wanderers season ticket holder who sits in the Stan Cullis Stand.
Steve Edge is godfather to comedian and actor, Jason Manford's twin daughters.