Steen Raskopoulos: I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business

Steen Raskopoulos turns up to the Fringe in style. Twice the style to be precise. Donning not only two suits but a basketball hoop, Raskopoulos is prepared to make you laugh, cry and dance to the sound of disco music, as he will have more than half the audience on their feet by the end of the night.

Steen Raskopoulos is a welcome face to the Fringe with the promise of a bright future ahead of him.

Raskopoulos does a great job as a first-time comedian on the Fringe, bringing to the stage a variety of props and personae for his various comedy sketches. It is a little abrasive at first until his routines become more interconnected, but once he picks up he doesn’t stop. The sound and lighting is synchronised flawlessly at every cue, whilst props are used appropriately for the sketches. Raskopoulos’ comedy is heavily reliant upon the audience, which is risky depending upon who is watching. If, however, you’re with a good crowd then you can expect the full hilarity and delight that he produces.

Particular highlights include his haunted story, his Chariots of Fire race, and his bad-boy pop idol who is a clear rip on Justin Bieber (hooray!), whilst the doctor routine is like something out of a Danny Trejo movie (but with more laughs and less machete gore). The slapstick, skittish nature of the show makes for an unpredictable bundle of laughs which is never the same due to the audience’s reactions. Nobody is safe from the clutches of Raskopoulos’ sketches, no matter where you sit, but don’t worry; you may find out you’re funnier than you think. A great act who works well with his audience in making the evening the best experience it can be, Steen Raskopoulos is a welcome face to the Fringe with the promise of a bright future ahead of him.

Reviews by Stuart Mckenzie

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Performances

Location

The Blurb

Winner: Best Newcomer 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival. Nominee: Best Newcomer 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Steen Raskopoulos builds on the success of his award-winning solo sketch show, Bruce SpringSteen Live in Concert! by creating a brand new one. I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business promises to be a showcase of elaborate characters, physical comedy and unbiased awesomeness. Two Suits is an unforgettable comedy extravaganza written and performed by a man frequently called Steve. 'Ambitious and hilarious' **** ( Age). 'Destined for big things' **** (Time Out).