Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Stewart Francis is an internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor, and writer.
Experience: As a stand-up, Stewart has headlined all over North America and Great Britain, as well as having performed in numerous venues worldwide, including Hong Kong, South Africa, and throughout Europe.
His comedy festivals include Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Smirnoff Comedy Festival in South Africa, Belfast Comedy Festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver Comedy Festivals.
Having worked in Britain for many years, Stewart has established a deservedly high reputation and is a regular at The Comedy Store in London.
Stewart has made numerous television appearances. He’s a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, starred as a series regular on CBC’s Gemini Award winning, An American in Canada, and acted on UPN’s Kevin Hill. His British appearances include The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs and The Big Stage. In addition to acting and stand-up,
Stewart has written and performed It’s Stewart Francis, featured weekly on The NHL on TSN, starred in his own episodes of Comics and Comedy Now, and has been a panelist on Out of Bounds with John Oakley.
Stewart has written for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Gemini Awards and Puppets Who Kill, as well as having his work published in The Hockey News.
Live – Tour de Francis (22 November 2010)
Live: Outstanding in His Field (26 November 2012)
Performance Style: Stewart Francis delivers a deadpan performance with many one-liners. He will pack in the gags without even breaking a sweat. Stewart Francis is, as he says himself, not a storyteller but a full on gag merchant. The one liners will come thick and fast but Stewart is at no time flustered, delivering it all in laid back manner which oozes confidence. Caught right in between Steven Wright and Tim Vine, Stewart will tell gag after gag about the relationship with his father (wet), past girlfriends (fat) and his overall laziness.
Why hire Stewart Francis? Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer.He may look like a conference-hall shyster but he’s a master of the slow-burning punchline. Craig Ferguson of The Late Late Show has called him one of the greatest comedians in the world.
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“Stewart Francis’ gags are razored-down one-liners with disarming set-ups lurching into twisted and bitter pay-offs, drier than a Manhattan martini”
Tom Lappin / Scotland On Sunday
“It’s rare to be left with such a sense of admiration for a comedian’s writing talents”
Rory Ford / Edinburgh Evening News
“You’ll want to see him over and over again to catch the jokes you missed because you were laughing so hard”
Leatrice Spevack / Toronto Star
“The highlight of the evening was Stewart Francis from Canada. He had the audience in stitches, just waiting in anticipation for his next one-liner. It’s called deadpan comedy and this dude is drier than a Manhattan martini.”
Smirnoff Comedy Festival, Cape Town
“It’s rare to be left with such a sense of admiration for a comedian’s writing talents, but imagine the editing and honing needed to produce such deceptively simple, hilarious material.”
Edinburgh Evening News
“This handsome stand-up cracks some of the best one-liners I’ve ever heard, and his happy-go-lucky stage persona is a fine foil for a quirky left-field mind … a brilliant comic brain.”
“Stewart Francis is a hoot, with the best Sean Connery impression anywhere.”
The Toronto Sun
“Stewart Francis delivers the laughs.”