Whatever happened to Steady Eddy? Inside the now quiet life of the very popular comedian – and why some of his self-mocking jokes about his disability wouldn’t go down well these days
He became one of Australia’s most popular comedians, using his disability as a basis for his jokes.
But Christopher ‘Steady Eddy’ Widdows lives a very different like these days.
Widdows, who suffers from cerebral palsy, leads a private life in Queensland, occasionally performing small comedy sketches at local venues.
What ever happened to Steady Eddy? Inside the quiet life of popular Australian comedian Christopher Widdows and why some of his shocking jokes about his disability wouldn’t go down well these days
Now 53, he is happily married to wife Penelope.
In February, he was finally accepted to receive a disability support pension.
‘Great news everyone, after 10 months of rejections for the disability support pension, they reversed their decision. I am now on the pension. Thanks for all your support,’ he wrote.
Widdows launched his career in 1992 following his appearance on Network Nine’s The Midday Show and Seven Network’s Tonight Live with Steve Vizard.
Widdows, 53, leads a private life in Queensland and occasionally performs comedy sketches at local venues
He toured with his shows ‘Ready Steady Go!’ in 1993 and ‘Quantum Limp’ in 1994.
Throughout his career, Widdows made controversial jokes about his disability.
During his sketches, he would often joke about how hard it is for him to find love.
He is happily married to his wife, Penelope. Widdows and Pennelope pictured in 2004
In February, he revealed on Facebook that he was accepted to receive a disability support pension
He would say whenever he sees a beautiful woman, he finds himself wishing ‘if only she had a limp’.
In 1994, Widdows won an ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release Won for his show Ready Steady Go!
Widdows also won an award for New Wave Comedy Performer of the Year at the Australian Entertainment Mo Awards.
Throughout his career, Widdows made controversial jokes about his disability