Steady Eddy

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This article is about the Australian comedian and actor. For the snooker player nicknamed Steady Eddie, see Eddie Charlton.

Christopher Widdows (born 7 December 1968), known under the stage name of Steady Eddy is an Australian comedian and actor with Cerebral palsy. Initially, Widdows used his disability as the basis for his comedy. Having since made a name for himself, he has branched out beyond humour based solely around his disability.

Steady Eddy's career began in 1992 with appearances on Australian TV's Nine Network The Midday Show and, days later, Seven Network's Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1993 saw him touring with his show, "Ready Steady Go!" 1994 brought the International Melbourne Comedy Festival where he was rewarded with a Young Australian Achievers Award. He also appeared in the Seven TV favourite A Country Practice's episode "There Was a Crooked Man". In 1999, Steady Eddy was Master of Ceremonies for the national tour by supergroup Midnight Oil. In 2004, Eddy co-starred as Trevor in the Australian made comedy, Under the Radar, alongside upcoming Aussie actors Nathan Phillips, Chloe Maxwell and Clayton Watson. He appeared as a character playing himself (his own name) in the 2007 ABC TV miniseries Bastard Boys.

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  • Josh Blue – American comedian with cerebral palsy