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: Healing Stress with Humour

Packed full of laughs about the challenges we face at work and in life, Susan Stewart 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 Stewart shares how we can meet our challenges with confidence, curiosity, and a sense of humour.

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 Stewart offers some shifts in perspective that can help your group be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Note: A version of this program that focuses on seeing change in a positive light is also available.

The Mental Health Makeover

Susan Stewart shares how depression and anxiety once led her to quit stand-up comedy and what happened along her journey back to the stage. Your group will learn how humour (and five other habits) nurtures strong mental health and prevents burnout.

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 Stewart will make your event stand out from the rest and send your group off feeling energized and uplifted.