Steven Anthony Ã‰tienne McGinley was born in a small house in a small town in the small state of Maryland to a big family. His mother wanted him to be a priest and his father wanted to join the army, but he discovered juggling instead. Steven began appearing in school plays at the age of ten learned to love the sound of laughter and applause.
Steven moved back and forth between the USA and France to earn an associates degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York city, a diplÃ´me de sociologie from the Sorbonne in Paris and a masters degree in theater from the Ã‰cole Inter-nationale du ThÃ©Ã¢tre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He also trained at the Ringling Bros. Clown College and toured with Cirque Fratellini – Europe’s oldest circus.
Steven has since been performing comedy all over the world and believes that laughter can cross all borders. The most symbolic moment of his career was playing French love songs on a tuba for a Chinese audience in Italy. Steven enjoys discovering beauty in unexpected places and plans to never retire.
Ã‰tienne’s show is interactive and spontaneous — mixing circus tricks and sleight-of-hand with a dash of slapstick. With a bunch of interesting props, a little improvisation and a full cast of audience volunteers, Ã‰tienne delivers fresh and imaginative comedy that can be performed in English or French.
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