Stuart Goldsmith

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Stuart Goldsmith, Glastonbury Festival, 2019

Stuart Goldsmith (born 1977[1]) is an English actor, stand-up comedian and former street performer. He has presented the Comedian's Comedian podcast since 2012.


Goldsmith grew up in Bristol and trained at Circomedia circus school.[1] He was a member of the Playbox Theatre Company youth theatre group in Warwick, and worked as a court jester at Warwick Castle.[2]

He began in street theatre as half of the comedy double act "Kiosk of Champions", with fellow stand-up Richard Sandling,[3] where he "walked the tightrope eating a packet of crisps".[4] Under the name "Beautiful Stu", he came second in the Street Performance World Championship in 2008.[5][6] On his street theatre work, he has said "If you can draw in the crowd at 9.45am in Covent Garden it teaches you to be funny."[4]

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.[7] In 2011 Goldsmith competed in the ITV reality show Show Me the Funny, where he was eliminated in week 6.

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.[8] Goldsmith received generally positive reviews for his 2014 and 2015 Edinburgh shows, Extra Life,[9][10] and An Hour,[11][12][13] respectively. His 2016 Edinburgh show is Compared to What.[14] He continues to perform stand-up at clubs and festivals.[15][16]

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. It published its 200th episode in March 2017.


Goldsmith played the role of cyborg Caleb in the 2010 CBBC sci-fi gameshow Mission: 2110. He has also appeared as a guest on the Dave series As Yet Untitled with Alan Davies.

In 2016, Goldsmith appeared as a panelist on children's panel show The Dog Ate My Homework.


  1. ^ a b "Interview: Stuart Goldsmith". Bristol 24/7. 1 March 2016.
  2. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Mission: 2110 press pack Stuart Goldsmith".
  3. ^ "Kiosk of Champions". Chortle. August 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Stuart Goldsmith leaps from stuntman to stand-up". Swindon Advertiser.
  5. ^ (, NV Interactive. "World Buskers Festival! Home Page".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Witty and Twisted finalists". BBC.
  8. ^ "Why can't I be a prick?". Chortle. 8 May 2012.
  9. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Stuart Goldsmith, comedian : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  10. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: Extra Life". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  11. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour's description : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  12. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour - Review - Edinburgh Festival guide | Fest". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  13. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour Edinburgh, festival". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  14. ^ "Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What". Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
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