A charming, expert stand-up
Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
With 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.
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, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Jen Kirkman and James Acaster.
Stuart is an Edinburgh Festival Fringe veteran. Having been introduced to the festival as a street performer, he has since taken seven solo stand-up shows and presented The Comedian’s Comedian podcast at the Fringe three times. Stuart’s critically-acclaimed 2016 show Compared To What subsequently toured internationally. 2017’s Like I Mean It was another massive success, winning the Leicester Comedy Festival Award for Best New Show and again touring internationally. Stuart’s latest show, End Of, debuted to rave reviews at the 2018 Fringe, earning a recommendation from the British Comedy Guide as one of their best shows at the festival. Stuart is currently touring End Of in the UK.
A familiar face on the UK 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. He has been invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival a number of times, receiving rave reviews as part of the Brit-ish 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
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (ABC, 2017)
- 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)
Truly a comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive.
The List ★★★★
A master of the form.
Expert, charming stand-up.
The Sunday Times
Yet further evidence of Goldsmith’s enormous talent and indisputable mastery of the genre.
The Wee Review ★★★★
…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 ★★★★
…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 ★★★★
He’s a confident commander of the stage, his open face and cheeky grin coaxing you very much onto his side.
The List ★★★★
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.
Praise for 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.
Stu’s back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.
Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who’ve lost touch with all their old friends and can’t eat just one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.
‘Expert, charming stand-up’ The Sunday Times
‘A master of the form’ The Independent
Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads)
As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)
@natebargatze I have no idea where in the US you live but *LONGSHOT* if you'll happen to be in LA 13-17th Dec I'd love to interview you for my UK-favourite comedy writing podcast. DM me if you're interested? Prev guests inc Oswalt, Regan, Burr, Griffin etc