Stuart Goldsmith likes to entertain, and that hasn’t always meant stand-up comedy.
Describing himself as an ‘ex-street performer who ran away from the circus’, Stuart came second in the Street Performance World Championship in 2008.
In 2011 he competed in the ITV reality show Show Me The Funny and made it through to week six.
Since 2012 Stuart has hosted a podcast called The Comedian’s Comedian in which he interviews other funny men and women about how they approach their profession.
His guests so far have included Sarah Millican, The Boy With Tape On His Face and Alan Davies.
When did you first realise you were funny?
Repeating for the entertainment of my one friendthe sketches from last night’s Lenny Henry Show.
What would you be if you weren’t a comedian?
Weirdly, I might be a copper or an ambulance guy or more likely some sort of youth worker. I like helping people.
Having said that, comedy seems (wrongly) to fulfil that desire, so at the moment I do nothing good for anyone.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
Probably winning the Spirit of the Festival award in New Zealand Comedy Fest earlier this year. A bunch of absolute dudes thought I was an absolute dude. That was pretty excellent.
Tell us about three things that make you laugh.
Babies falling over, my brother’s casual slamming of my every thought and principle, my girlfriend’s impression of a pebble being skimmed.
Tell us a joke.
What was the lion doing with the witch, in the wardrobe? Narnia business.
What have you got in the pipeline?
A new solo show. The title yet is to be confirmed, it will be possibly something about heists.
There’s also another new solo show, but one for children and the title is also to be confirmed. It will be possibly something about frogs.
And there are loads more in-depth interviews with famous comedians where I establish the details of their writing process, and then try to convince them they’re secretly depressed. You can find out more about that at comedianscomedian.com.
WHERE AND WHEN
Stuart performs tonight at the Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road, Southsea. He will be joined by fellow comedians Dave Johns and the duo Raymond and Mr Timpkins. Doors at 7.30pm, the show will go until 11pm.
For more information or to book, visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk or call the box office on (023) 9286 3911.