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Susan Stewart


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Comedic Motivation - Bringing out the Lighter Side of Life

A speaker who will give your group the lift they need, Susan helps people see the lighter side of life to lower stress, nurture strong mental health, and be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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You Gotta Laugh: Healing Stress With Humour

Packed full of laughs about the challenges we face at work and in life, Susan shares how humour relieves stress, improves our outlook, and prevents burnout.

You Gotta Laugh: Building Resiliency With Humour

While giving your group some much needed laughs, Susan shares some ways we can meet our adversity with confidence, self-compassion, and a sense of humour.

How The "Golden Rule of Comedy" Can Help You See The Lighter Side Of Life

The “golden rule” of comedy is to talk about the truth. Anytime you laugh at what a comedian says, it’s because it’s true. Comedians are constantly asking themselves, “What’s true about life?” Susan highlights 5 important truths about life and shares how remembering these truths can make times of adversity and uncertainty appear more manageable.

Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life In Challenging Times

With the humour she is best known for, Susan offers some shifts in perspective that can help your group be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

*A version of this program that focuses solely on the topic of change is also available.

A Little Bit More Than A Rough Patch: What A Comedian Learned About Taking Mental Health Seriously

A program full of laughs, Susan talks about the most difficult year of her life and how her own stigma contributed to a mental health crisis. Delivered in her signature comedic style, Susan normalizes our struggles and offers what she learned the hard way about taking mental health seriously.

*The topic of suicide is included in this program.

The Last Laugh

This program is 100% pure PG-rated corporate-friendly stand-up comedy and a perfect ending for your event! Packed full of laughs, Susan will make your event stand out from all the rest and send your group off feeling energized and uplifted!

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Need a funny emcee for your event? Susan has been hosting events for over 15 years and will keep your crowd laughing and make your event memorable.
Entertainer | The Last Laugh
This program is 100% pure PG-rated corporate-friendly stand-up comedy! Susan will send your group off energized, uplifted, and seeing the lighter side of life!

Audience reviews:

  • Susan’s upbeat, laughter-filled presentation ended the conference on a high note… - Lina Di Carlo, Occupational Health Nurses Association
  • We had about 180+ attendees and although their cameras were off, the chat was going crazy! Susan was hilarious, engaging, and most importantly relatable. In a time of uncertainty we really have to make it a choice to be happy and Susan really made it easy that day. - Natasha Thompson, PepsiCo Foods Canada
  • I could see everyone laughing and throwing their heads back! Someone at the end of Susan’s program wrote “I feel lighter”. There were so many positive messages of gratitude and appreciation of Susan’s message shared in the chat. - Fariyal Rehmat, Doctors Of BC
  • Susan was on fire! I wish we had been able to unmute people so she could hear the laughter and those sounds that people make when they relate to you and resonate with what you’re saying. - Kirsten Bland, Queen’s University
  • Susan hit the mark on every single joke! I know the members needed to sit back and laugh, and Susan definitely made that happen! - Samantha Wilson, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
  • The feedback is rolling in and our entire global team absolutely loved the session! Not only were they able to take a break from their normal day to day and laugh a little, they were able to benefit from Susan’s wisdom/insights related to mental health and burnout. - Corey Harrison, Dell Technologies
  • Susan’s presentation was just perfect, hilarious, and such a great stress relief for our extra busy sector. We received amazing comments from participants! - Marie-Pierre Hamel, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • I honestly can’t remember the last time I have laughed so hard. Susan was on point with every single joke. It resonated with everyone and all we have been through these last couple of years. - Kimberley Wood, Transat Distribution Canada Inc.

Speaker Biography

Comedian Susan Stewart delivers a blend of wit and wisdom to help people see the lighter side of life. While giving audiences lots of good laughs, Susan delivers powerful messages about stress management, resiliency, and mental health.

After earning a theatre arts degree from the University of Waterloo, Susan began performing stand-up comedy around Toronto. 3 years into her comedy career, Susan fell into a clinical depression and struggled with anxiety which eventually led her to quit performing comedy. When Susan got back on her feet, she transitioned into the world of human resources as an organizational learning and development consultant with the Ontario Government.

A year into her Human Resources career, Susan was asked to create and deliver a comical presentation about wellness for an upcoming staff professional development conference. Susan’s presentation was a smash-hit which inspired her to leave her HR career to deliver comical presentations about wellness full-time. For the past 15 years, Susan has been entertaining audiences and sharing ways to meet adversity with courage, confidence, and a sense of humour.

Susan is the author of Reaching The Laugh Resort: Why The Journey To Remembering Who You (Really) Are Is Worth The Jet Lag; Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: A Guide To Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life; and You Gotta Laugh: Wit And Wisdom About Not Taking Life (Or Yourself) Too Seriously.

Susan’s podcast, Still a Hot Mess, and comedy album, Relentless, are available on Spotify and iTunes.