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Susan Stewart

Author & Comedian Bringing out the Lighter Side of Life

Comedian Susan Stewart blends the wit and wisdom she’s known for with powerful messages about not taking life too seriously – especially in times of adversity and uncertainty. In her stand-up comedy style, Susan shares ways to see the lighter side of life leaving everyone more uplifted and inspired to meet their challenges with a positive outlook, and of course, a sense of humour.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

You Gotta Laugh: Healing Stress with Humour
An entertaining program packed full of laughs, Susan will remind your group why it’s important not to take things too seriously and share some ways to see the lighter side of life.

You Can’t Be Serious! Why Science Wants us to Lighten Up
Based on scientific research, Susan will reveal how a relaxed, positive mindset fuels performance and achievement. In this interactive presentation, Susan shares the truth about the relationship between happiness and success, the biological advantages of a “positive brain”, the habits that create sustained happiness, and 3 simple ways to put the powers of positivity to work!

Reaching The Laugh Resort: A Comedian’s Journey To Finally Lightening Up (And Taming The Heckler In Her Head)
Susan shares how believing her “inner critic” lead her to quit stand-up comedy early on in her career and the “awakening” that eventually led her back to the stage. In the comedic style she is best known for, Susan reveals the powerful lessons she learned about not taking life (and herself) too seriously.

Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: Seeing Changes And Challenges In A New “Light”
Based on a significant change that occurred in her career several years ago, Susan shares what she learned (the hard way) about being resilient in the face of the unknown. In her signature comedic style, Susan will reveal powerful truths about change, our most common sources of stress in the face of uncertainty, and 3 perspectives about change that can help your group be more resilient when change comes along..

Platform Plus

Host/MC
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 Comedy Show
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!

Awards

2009
OPS HR Ontario Awards of Excellence | Excellence in Innovation

  • Susan was a hilarious speaker at one of our events and she was a fantastic way to end a long day for our delegates. She struck a good balance between information and entertainment. We would gladly book her again for a future event and highly recommend her for anyone looking to inject humour and energy into their event!

    - Community Engagement Officer, Association of Canadian Financial Officers
  • It’s not often that a speaker engages her audience as Susan did and left them wanting more. There were many laughs and ah-ha moments. Our audience left our event relaxed and better prepared to manage challenges, as a result.

    - Business Development, DBM Canada
  • There are very few individuals who can capture an audience, entertain, motivate and offer hope. Her words illustrated vivid imagery that the audience related to on a personal level and will be talking and laughing about for months to come.

    - Educational Resource Worker, Peel District Catholic School Board
  • Susan’s keynote address was outstanding. She kept the room fully engaged and delivered a learning session that was not only insightful but full of fun laughs as well. The feedback received confirmed that participants felt her presentation was of value and would have loved for her to continue to share her stories for the entire day.

    - Ontario Public Service
  • Susan was fantastic! She had the table next to me in tears. She was charismatic and truly lightened the room. Thank you for suggesting her. She was lovely off the stage as well. Definitely the highlight of my night!


    - Digital & Events Coordinator, The Lung Association

Summary Profile

Professionally speaking, Susan has taken a winding road. After earning a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, Susan moved to Toronto to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Three years into her comedy career, Susan began battling depression and anxiety which eventually led her to quit performing. When Susan got back on her feet, she wanted to know “how the other half lived” and get a “real job” which led her to working in a Human Resources department in the Ontario Government.

A year into her new HR 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 and as they say, the rest is history. Susan eventually left her HR career to return to the stage full-time and use her comedic powers for good, rather than evil.

For the past decade, Susan has been entertaining and inspiring people to not take things too seriously to lower stress and nurture strong mental health.

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.