Steven is the Emmy-nominated head writer of SpongeBob Squarepants. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man show Home Entertainment Center on Showtime and the PBS series The Steven Banks Show. He has written over twenty children’s books including two New York Times best sellers. His first novel, King of the Creeps, was recently published by Knopf.

He wrote the libretto and additional lyrics for SpongeBob: The Musical! for Richard Frankel Productions. His plays include Love Tapes (co-written with Penn Jillette) and American Love Sex Death. Film/TV credits include The Aristocrats, Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, and King of The Hill.

He has performed at The New York International Fringe Festival, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Marine’s Memorial Theater, Aspen Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, Pasadena Playhouse and Flea Theater. He attended Ringling Brother’s & Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College.