Born Steven Charles Pickman in Miami Beach, Florida and raised in Great Neck, Long Island, Sarge attended Boston University, where he majored in Advertising and Broadcast Journalism. After graduation and a brief stint in the fashion world as a modeling agent, Sarge spent four years in the world of network sports television behind the scenes for ABC, CBS and ESPN.
Realizing he’d never get in front of the camera looking through a lens, Sarge decided to give stand-up comedy a shot and it has paid off handsomely. Pulling from his childhood, Sarge relates stories of being a young black child adopted by a Jewish couple and sent to an all-white prep school where only sport to be involved with was crew. His comedy is extremely high energy and is complete in both look and style. Sarge blends his autobiographical stories with his impressions and some pretty mean piano playing, creating a most entertaining live stage show. Most recently, Sarge was selected by Donna Sommer herself to be the opening act on her sold-out national summer tour.
A consummate pianist and singer, an hour with Sarge is a hilarious, energetic, family friendly journey, featuring a myriad of impressions and topical/observational comedy which will leave your audiences clamoring for more Sarge.