Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
A former street entertainer, who took part in ITV1’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ talent show in 2011 and is host of the award nominated Comedians’ Comedian Podcast, he has gained a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.
In addition to his stand-up credentials, recent years have seen Stuart build a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. His always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and is much beloved by comedy fans, performers and industry alike. Previous guests include Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Al Murray, Ross Noble, Tim Vine and David O’Doherty.
Stuart is an Edinburgh Festival Fringe veteran. Having been introduced to the festival as a street performer originally, he has since performed seven solo shows at the festival and presented The Comedian’s Comedian podcast at the Fringe three times. Stuart returned to the Fringe in 2016 with critically-acclaimed new show Compared To What, which he then toured around the UK. 2017 saw Stuart bring his latest show, Like I Mean It, to packed rooms throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Stuart will be touring the show round the UK and Ireland from February 2018.
A familiar face on the London and national circuit, Stuart continues to build his audience internationally, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, where he won the Spirit of the Festival Award. In 2015 he made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, receiving rave reviews as part of the British line-up show and securing a series of high profile guests for The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast, including a live interview with legendary American comic Patton Oswalt.
Amused Moose Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015: Best Show – Nominee
Chortle Awards 2014: Internet Award for The Comedian’s Comedian podcast – Nominee
Chortle Awards 2013: Internet Award for The Comedian’s Comedian podcast – Nominee
New Zealand Comedy Festival 2013: Spirit of the Fringe Award – Winner
Chortle Awards 2012: Breakthrough Act Award – Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2012: Malcolm Hardee Award – Winner
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011: Best Show Award – Nominee
Show Me The Funny (ITV) 2010: Semi-finalist
Rank The Prank (CBBC, 2016)
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central, 2016)
The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 2015)
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave, 2015)
…he infuses the material with a sly wit and and underplayed sharpness, not to mention eloquent writing.
…no wonder he’s filled his room on a Monday evening; no one could dislike this.
This is smooth, smart and absorbing stand-up.
Stuart Goldsmith is a polished comic. Leaving little room for error his style of storytelling is slick, cleverly constructed and thoughtful.
Broadway Baby **** 2016
…it carries the slick professionalism of someone whose been master of their comedy voice for years.
Goldsmith is making the crucial leap from being a comedian’s comedian to being everyone’s comedian.
Edinburgh Festival Magazine **** 2016
He’s a confident commander of the stage, his open face and cheeky grin coaxing you very much onto his side
The List **** 2016
Goldsmith emanates energy constantly.
He has a deep talent for keeping the audience’s attention the whole time, slipping effortlessly from one routine into another and never losing a beat…He gets huge laughs.
He’s introspective and acutely self-aware, with an intensely friendly stage persona that’s deeply sincere. His material is warm and life-affirming.
An Hour is a showcase of quietly perfect standup.
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine *****
His laid-back, but in control, style makes it look easy, though there’s a choreography to both his words and deeds. There’s a nice sign-off to his show that would have operated perfectly well without it, given the underplayed high quality of Goldsmith’s various routines…but serves as a cherry on the top of a very satisfying cake.
Goldsmith is a hugely underrated comic, effortlessly confident and accomplished
A charming, expert stand-up
A supremely talented stand-up, with a wonderfully funny view of the world and an effortless charm
Consistently, dependably and utterly funny
Press comments – The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast:
A brilliant insight into some of the best comedic minds in the country, endlessly educational and entertaining
Terrific in-depth interviews for the discerning comedy nerd
Consistently entertaining and startlingly honest
For anyone with an interest in the craft of stand-up comedy, this is a dream come true
I can’t recommend it enough – fascinating and inspirational
Not just another wanker talking about comedy
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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