Stav was born in Glasgow Scotland, and moved to Australia just early enough in his life to avoid permanently speaking with a Scottish accent. He was three weeks old.
Australia was a magical place for young Stav, and he was better qualified than most to comment – he lived in 3 different states and in 15 separate addresses by the time he was 10. As is often the case when one faces constant change as a child, Stav became ‘a watcher’ and ‘an observer’; although mostly of television as he will freely admit.
A chance meeting with a man with a gold tooth led him into a Comedy Club in Brisbane in 1999. He was seeking a beer and a laugh; he discovered both his life purpose and his life partner, and an amazing journey began…
"He was seeking a beer and a laugh; he discovered both his life purpose and his life partner..."
Stav made the national finals of Triple J’s Raw Comedy Competition in 2000, and might have won if not for a nasty incident backstage with a fire hose that put him ever so slightly off his game. He made up for it in 2002, winning the Bacardi Breezer New Comic of the Year competition, and appearing on The Comedy Channel’s “Hahn Ice Headliners”.
In January 2006 Stav joined Brisbane's B105 as part of their new Breakfast show "Gabby Mike and Stav, With Ben'. Stav maintains a busy schedule of live shows, performing at all Queensland comedy venues.