Stephen Burrows

Stephen Burrows

Steve Burrows is a comedic storyteller.This multiple award-winning writer/director/performer has been reinventing stereotypes and challenging expectations in film, television, commercials and theatre for two decades. His original voice - coupled with his edgy, character-driven humor - has made his work a favorite around the world, where his range i... Show more »
Steve Burrows is a comedic storyteller.This multiple award-winning writer/director/performer has been reinventing stereotypes and challenging expectations in film, television, commercials and theatre for two decades. His original voice - coupled with his edgy, character-driven humor - has made his work a favorite around the world, where his range in comedy is as diverse as the locations of his shoots - London, Rome, Tokyo, Glasgow, Sydney, Bangkok, New Zealand, South Africa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin to name a few.After graduating from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Burrows began his career in Chicago joining Second City Director Del Close as a member of the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking improvisational comedy group, Baron's Barracudas.He then moved behind the camera, relocating to L.A. and making his first film, The Soldier of Fortune - a short about his actual appearance and subsequent humiliation on The Wheel of Fortune game show. The film went on to win a slew of film festival awards. From there, Burrows became a full-time writer and performer for the famed comedy troupe, The Groundlings, leading to stints on everything from Seinfeld to America's Funniest Home Videos to over 200 TV spots - including a litany of appearances on the Super Bowl.After writing a screenplay for 20th Century Fox, Burrows made his directorial feature film debut with Chump Change, bowing at the prestigious AFI Film Festival to rave reviews. It then played to sellout crowds at the HBO Comedy Fest in Aspen, winning the Audience Award / Best Feature. It is there Miramax Films and the Weinstein Brothers acquired Chump Change for distribution.Burrows then went on to win over 75 awards for writing/directing television commercials on over five continents - including the Cannes Lion, a plethora of Addy and Telly awards - not to mention the New York Festivals Grand Gold for the iconic Accuserv "Paper Tray" ad - a spot which now resides in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in NYC.Burrows recently went viral with the award-winning Glass Nickel Pizza Anthology, where popular demand prompted Burrows to take his creation a step further, resulting in The King Kaiser Show - an award-winning ($12,000!) sitcom about a show within a show within a show.Burrows is working on several feature film projects, including a comedy, a drama and a documentary. Show less «