special feature

We’re excited to announce that our conference this year will close with a live interview between Johns Hopkins University Prof Jonathan Plucker and renowned comedian Stuart Goldsmith!

Stuart is an internationally award-winning stand-up with a recent appearance on Conan (TBS) under his belt, the warm-up comic for the Graham Norton Show, and also the host of the “Comedian’s Comedian” podcast. Having amassed over 15 million downloads, his show interrogates the creative processes of his colleagues, including Stewart Lee, Bill Burr, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Russell Brand and over 300 others. He loves sharing the creativity and resilience secrets of the world’s greatest comics with business. 

Prof Jonathan Plucker will interview Stuart about how professional comedians develop an idea from a spark of inspiration to the page to the stage and beyond, and explore the necessity of risk, the power of crisis and how to achieve creative efficiency. They will also discuss how these creative concepts transfer to other professional and personal settings.