Stefan Golaszewski

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Stefan Golaszewski is an English/Polish writer, performer and director. He is part of comedy sketch group Cowards and is the writer and creator of the BAFTA winning sitcom Him & Her.

Early life[edit]

Stefan Golaszewski comes from Poland, as do his family. His surname is pronounced Goh-lah-shev-skee.[1]


Golaszewski was the Cambridge Footlights President in 2002-03.

He wrote, performed in and co-directed a pilot for BBC Three called Things Talk. As a director, he won the if.comedy Best Newcomer Award with Tom Basden for Won't Say Anything in 2007 and again in 2009 with Jonny Sweet for Mostly About Arthur.

His one-man play Stefan Golaszewski Speaks about a Girl He Once Loved was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. Directed by Phillip Breen, it picked up a host of five-star reviews. This was later performed with another play Stefan Golaszewski is a Widower at the Bush Theatre in London's Shepherd's Bush, again to critical acclaim.[2] The two plays have since been published as The Stefan Golaszewski Plays by The Invisible Dot Ltd.

Golaszewski is a part of comedy sketch group Cowards, which also includes Tim Key, Tom Basden and Lloyd Woolf. They made a TV series for BBC Four and their second Radio 4 series came out in late 2008.[3]

His sitcom Him & Her, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani, aired on BBC Three for four series during 2010-2014 and won the 2014 British Academy Television Award for Best Situation Comedy.[4]

He has written a West End play, Sex with a Stranger, that was staged in early 2012 starring Tovey and Jaime Winstone.[5]


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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Ed Weeks
Footlights President
Succeeded by
Ed Riches