One half of Australia’s most dynamic improv duo, ‘The Bear Pack’ with his fellow ITs director Carlo Ritchie, Steen Raskopoulos has been writing and performing in sketch comedy and improvised stage shows since he was eighteen, and was crowned the youngest ever Theatresports National Champion of Australia.
In 2013 his debut solo sketch show ‘bruce springSTEEN LIVE IN CONCERT!’ received a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won the same category at the Sydney Comedy festival. In 2014, a new show, ‘I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business’ sold out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, London and Edinburgh and was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Awards Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2015, ‘Character Assassin’ earned him a Barry Award nomination for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As well as being the lead in a brand new BBC comedy ‘Top Coppers’, Steen has appeared on ‘Utopia’, ‘The Code’ and ‘This is Littleton’ on the ABC and ‘Legally Brown’ for SBS.
Training at iO in Chicago, Steen is passionate about teaching improvisation and has a proven track record of getting the best out of his students, creating three high school student shows, which were all sell out seasons at the Sydney Comedy Festival.
Before heading back to Edinburgh and London for more BBC filming, Steen was recording Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia as part of the core ensemble.