Comedian Stewie Stone
The humor of Stewie Stone is a refreshing bright spot in the ever-growing world of stand-up comedy. This comic genius handles jokes, one-liners, and anecdotes with a delivery that is dead-on and downright funny. His recent engagements on the road with such top celebrities as Paul Anka and Frankie Valli have cemented his career with an audience that hangs on his every word, gasping for air after his punch lines. From Las Vegas to the Catskills and from Carnegie Hall to Atlantic City Stewie is known world-wide as the traveling comic–he’ll go anywhere to get a laugh–and laughs he gets.
Stewie first discovered comedy as a way to protect himself on the tough streets of Brooklyn, where he grew up. “I was a terrible introvert and real small for my age and I found if I could make the rest of the kids laugh, they wouldn’t beat me up!” It was through Stewie’s father, however, an ex-Vaudeville hoofer who ran the neighborhood dancing school, that he became mesmerized with the world of entertainment. It was the recitals, performing in front of audiences, and generating applause that became the foundation for his love of performing. But it was neither as a comic nor as a dancer that Stewie made his show biz bow–it was as a drummer. He started his professional career while attending Brooklyn College where he gave up academics for music, “I realized I’d rather play drums for a living than cram for finals, so I gave up school.”
Eventually he discovered the comic within and Stewie became an instant hit in the legendary Catskills where comedy ruled–he then took his humor on the road. Over the course of his outrageously funny career, along with Anka and Valli, Stewie has opened for Frankie Avalon, Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen, and Bobby Vinton, to name a few. The dynamic Shirley Bassey calls upon Stewie to open for her whenever she tours the states. His recent appearances at the Mirage and MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, and The Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut, have solidified Stewie’s reputation as a sure-fire hit in any venue he plays.
A former Scribe and Prior (VP) of the legendary Friars Club, Stewie has garnered critical acclaim for his appearances at Friars Roasts as well as for producing and emceeing their hugely successful Friars Frolics. He appeared on the PBS program Treasures of New York: Friars Club.