Stuart Goldsmith

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Stuart Goldsmith is an English actor, stand-up comedian and street performer.

Goldsmith was a 2005 finalist in So You Think You're Funny, a 2006 finalist in Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and came third in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. He was also a finalist in the BBC's Witty and Twisted competition.[1]

Goldsmith played the role of Caleb in the 2010 CBBC sci-fi gameshow Mission: 2110.

Goldsmith's 2010 Edinburgh show Stuart Goldsmith: The Reasonable Man received positive reviews, as did his follow-up 2011 tour Another Lovely Crisis. His 2012 Edinburgh show Prick was the subject of some controversy after the title was censored by the Edinburgh Fringe Guide.[2]

Goldsmith was part of the comedy double act Kiosk of Champions with fellow stand-up Richard Sandling.[3] Under the name "Beautiful Stu", he came second in the Street Performance World Championship in 2008.[4][5]

In 2011 Goldsmith competed in the ITV reality show Show Me the Funny. He was eliminated in week 6.

In 2012 Goldsmith launched a podcast - The Comedian's Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith - where in each episode he interviews a comedian about how they approach their profession. As of March 2017, the podcast has published more than 200 episodes.

He continues to perform stand-up at clubs and at festivals.

Goldsmith received generally positive reviews for his 2014 and 2015 Edinburgh shows, Extra Life,[6][7] and An Hour,[8][9][10] respectively. His 2016 Edinburgh show is Compared to What.[11]

Goldsmith has also appeared as a guest on the Dave series "As yet untitled" with Alan Davies.

In 2016, Goldsmith appeared as a panellist on The Dog Ate My Homework.


  1. ^ "Witty and Twisted finalists". BBC. 
  2. ^ "Why can't I be a prick?". Chortle. 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kiosk of Champions". Chortle. August 2009. 
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  6. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Stuart Goldsmith, comedian : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  7. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: Extra Life". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  8. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour's description : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  9. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour - Review - Edinburgh Festival guide | Fest". Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  10. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour Edinburgh, festival". Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What". Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 

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