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.
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.
Goldsmith was part of the comedy double act Kiosk of Champions with fellow stand-up Richard Sandling. Under the name “Beautiful Stu”, he came second in the Street Performance World Championship in 2008.
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, and An Hour, respectively. His 2016 Edinburgh show is Compared to What.
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.