"The League," "Conan," "Punk'd," Comedy CentralJune 4-6special event
It's like we all won The Shiva: Steve Rannazzisi is coming back to the DC Improv in 2015! Everyone knows Steve from "The League" on FXX, where he plays Kevin. Older young people also remember him as one of the original field agents on the MTV prank show "Punk'd." And oh yeah, he's also awesome at stand-up. Steve's Comedy Central special "Manchild" got rave reviews in 2013, and we had a blast when he made his DC Improv headlining debut in 2014. Plus, just look at his hair. It's glorious.
For over 13 years, from the stage to the silver screen, Steve Rannazzisi has made audiences laugh. Currently, Rannazzisi stars and writes alongside Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie, and Paul Scheer on the critically acclaimed FX Network comedy series "The League," which is produced by Jeff and Jackie Schaffer. Steve plays Kevin McArthur, the fantasy football league commissioner on the show, which is now airing its sixth season on Wednesdays at 10:00pm on FXX.
Rannazzisi emerged on the scene in Los Angeles after leaving a desk job in New York where he grew up. The Long Island native graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase, majoring in Theater and Film. Pursuing his dream, Rannazzisi moved to Los Angeles and began performing at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. where he honed his skills amongst comedy veterans such as Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan, and Andrew Dice Clay. He quickly caught the attention of Ashton Kutcher and got his first taste of television as a cast member on MTV's "Punk'd" in 2003.
After his success on "Punk'd," he was cast as a series regular on the ABC sitcom "Big Day" opposite Krysten Ritter. Further proving his comedic acting ability, ABC again cast Steve in "See Jayne Run," where he co-starred with Heather Locklear. Rannazzisi has also appeared on "Kitchen Confidential" alongside Bradley Cooper, "Samantha Who?" with Christina Applegate and additional shows such as "State of Romance," "Love Bites," "Trust Me," "Outsourced," and his own web series, "Daddy Knows Best."
Along with his flourishing career in television, Rannazzisi is also a prolific standup comedian. His standup has appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and is featured in the standup special "Pauly Shore & Friends." He released his own special in 2013 called "Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild" which aired on Comedy Central and received 4.5/5 stars on Amazon. He is currently on a national touring circuit and preparing for his next special.
On the silver screen, Rannazzisi appeared in the 2009 blockbuster comedy smash hit "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" alongside Kevin James and Jayma Mays. He also appeared in the family comedy "Imagine That" with Eddie Murphy in 2009, and "For Your Consideration" with Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy.
A diehard NY Giants, Yankees, Knicks & Rangers fan, Rannazzisi currently resides in New York and Los Angeles with his family.