Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
With a reputation for intelligent, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.
A familiar face on the UK comedy 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.
His TV credits include Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and in 2019 he was flown over to LA to perform stand-up on Conan, hosted by comedy icon Conan O’Brien.
Stuart’s recent comedy special Like I Mean It was placed in the top 20 of over 1,000 shows at the Edinburgh Festival, and he’s the regular warm-up comic for The Graham Norton Show on BBC One.
“An expert, charming stand-up”
The Sunday Times
In addition to his stand-up credentials, Stuart has built 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 revered by comedy fans, performers and industry alike. Previous guests include Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican and James Acaster. The podcast has over 18 million downloads.
Stuart Goldsmith – Resilience Speaker:
Stuart Goldsmith has also built a reputation as an exceptional speaker on resilience, which he has been performing in person across the UK and virtually to businesses worldwide.
Now more than ever, resilience is critical.
This business-focused session offers an alternative and fresh take on cultivating resilience.
Stuart has interviewed over 400 of the world’s best stand-up comics.
They drive to a distant town. They stand on stage alone. They get heckled. They have awkward silences. Often they bomb. Then they drive home alone. And do the same the following night.
The one thing they have in common is that they keep going!
In this 45min session (+Q&A), delivered in-person or virtually, Stuart will teach you how they cultivate their resilience.
“Absolutely hysterical and wonderful”
Maria Kuzak, CALM)
About the presentation in Stuart’s words…
Much like CEOs, comedians are simultaneously the most powerful and the most vulnerable person in the room… and I should know!
A full-time professional comic, I also host the “Comedian’s Comedian” podcast (“absolutely riveting” – Guardian), a forensic investigation into the habits and processes of some of the world’s greatest international comics. I love sharing everything I’ve learnt about the cultivation of resilience, problem-solving under pressure, and the creative process.
I’m excited about making a tangible difference in your approach to business with a fun and inspiring presentation stuffed with valuable tools you can start using immediately.
I like to explore what I call the “sharp” end and the “blunt” end of resilience; how to cope with both the piercing crisis itself and the dull thud of the aftermath. I’ve presented to people in finance, investment, law, software development, PR, the charity sector, broadcasting, health and many more.
Previous clients include LEGO, eBay, PWC, UKTV, Deloitte, HG Capital, Office For National Statistics and many more.
To be clear, this is not a stand-up performance, but Stuart draws on his own experiences as a stand-up and shares wisdom and takeaway tips from his fellow comedians.