Born in Los Angeles as Steven James Brody, he briefly lived in Sacramento before returning to the Valley, where he developed into a standout baseball pitcher at Reseda High School. He won a scholarship to Arizona State and pitched for the Sun Devils, recording three saves in his college career.
Stevens began his stand-up career in Los Angeles, then moved to Seattle, where he started in a public access television show with Teina Manu called Brody and Teina. He then moved to New York before returning to Los Angeles and resuming his work on the comedy scene.
He appeared on a host of shows during his career, including Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and