Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

The Lighter Side of Work and 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, Stewart shares ways to see the lighter side of life leaving her audiences uplifted and equipped to meet their challenges with a positive outlook, and, of course, a sense of humour.

Professionally, Stewart has taken a winding road. After earning a degree in theatre arts from the University of Waterloo, she began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto. Three years into her comedy career, Stewart began battling depression and anxiety, which eventually led her to quit performing. When she got back on her feet, she wanted to know “how the other half lived” and transitioned into the world of human resources as an organizational learning and development consultant with the Ontario government.

A year into her new HR career, Stewart was asked to create and deliver a comical presentation about wellness for an upcoming staff professional development conference. Her presentation was a smash-hit and she eventually left her HR career to return to the stage full-time and use her comedic powers for good. For the past decade, Stewart has been making audiences laugh while delivering messages about resiliency, stress relief, and nurturing strong mental health.

Stewart 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.

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


You Gotta Laugh: A Pandemic Pick Me Up

Packed full of laughs about how work and life has changed since the beginning of the pandemic, this entertaining program will give your group the lift they need and help them see the lighter side of life.

You Gotta Laugh: Building Resiliency With Humour

If resiliency is about getting back up after life knocks you down, then let’s get some UPWARD spiral thinking going! While giving your group the gift of laughter, Susan will reveal the UP-SIDE of stress, adversity, and change.

You Can’t Be Serious! How The “Golden Rule” of Comedy Can Help You See The Lighter Side Of Life

As the “golden rule” of comedy is to talk about the truth, Susan shares 5 big truths about life and how remembering those truths can create resiliency in times of adversity and uncertainty.

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 changes in perspective that will 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

The Mental Health Make-Over: How Depression Helped Me Lighten Up

With lots of humour and vulnerability, Susan shares how depression and anxiety once led her to quit stand-up comedy and what she learned along her journey back to the stage. Your group will learn 5 habits that nurture mental health and leave feeling a little less alone in their struggles.

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!