With a career in the entertainment industry that spans more than 25 years, Stuart Taylor remains one of SA’s top entertainment acts. He is a veteran of the industry with varied expertise both in front of the public as well as behind the scenes.
Even though Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stellenbosch University, his love for the creative arts led him to pursue a full-time career in entertainment once he obtained his BSc.
The public success of his theatre shows opened doors to him becoming the host of the hit SABC travel show, Going Nowhere Slowly in 2003, which ran over 7 seasons.
As a founding member of the Cape Comedy Collective in 1999, Stuart was at the forefront of establishing the art of stand-up comedy as a bona fide addition to the SA live entertainment landscape. This allowed him to cut his teeth in the Cape Town comedy circuit before venturing into producing his solo shows.
Internationally, he has performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Berlin International Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival and the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.
Locally, he has performed throughout most of SA having written, produced and performed 16 solo shows. Some of these solo performances have scooped various awards including the prestigious Ovation Award and Overall Best Comedy award at the National Arts Festival, and the Show Time Award for best solo performance. The success of his solo show, Learner Husband, led Stuart to write the best-selling comedy book of the same name, which was launched in 2013 with a major national campaign.
His first decade in the industry gave Stuart enough expertise to launch Taylor Made Productions in 2005, which specialises in the production of live stage events and TV broadcast productions.
With this much under his belt, you can trust Stuart as the a seasoned MC or comedy performer for your next corporate and/or gala event.