stand-up comedy

Showtimes and Videos


Hi, I’m Stuart Swanson.  I could say whatever I want on my own website, so to be fair, here are some random facts:


  • A lot of my friends are really funny.
  • A really good comedian told me to “Keep doing it.”
  • My friends are always telling me that they want to go to one of my shows.
  • A fellow comedian once told me “That was the least response I’ve ever seen you get. You used to kill it!”
  • On several occasions, audience members have walked out while I was still talking on stage.
  • Sometimes people are laughing really hard during my set, and I can tell it’s about something else (not related to my stand-up.)
  • Someone told me that my friend is “the next Jimmy Fallon” and then followed that up by saying that I am a “good writer.”
  • You can really tell that a lot of people are laughing on the inside while I’m telling jokes.
  • A comic told me that he was “dying” of laughter watching me bomb.
  • Another comic told me “I don’t think you had the worst set of the night!”
  • Some people are friendly to me before I go on stage, but then after my set they pretend they don’t see me as they walk right past me.
  • One audience member told me after a show that “it must be so hard to go up there and do that.”
  • I got 3rd place in a contest that consisted of 3 comedians.
  • One time I told somebody they had a good set, but then they replied, “Thanks, I like your jacket.”
  • A couple different times, my stand-up was so bad that audience members started live streaming it.
  • My wife’s favorite comedian is someone else.

Hopefully that helps you decide to go to my shows or not.

“But wait, I don’ t want to read any of that, and I definitely don’t wan’t to go to your shows.  I just want to be lazy and watch a video from far away.”

OK.  Here is ONE video for you people:


And for those who like to have a fun unpredictable night out on the town, here are some upcoming

live comedy shows



Stuart Swanson Returns to the Globe

August 2018, date TBA
105 N 3rd Street, Greenville, Illinois


the art of comedy


Friday Feb 23, 2018 at 7pm
Water Street Studios

160 South Water Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510

blue line laughs


January 25, 2018 at 8pm
Independence Tap

3932 Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois


Small Town brewery

SATURDAY, November 18th, 2017


Wauconda, Illinois



Thursday October 19th, 2017


Wilmette, Illinois




Saturday, October 14, 2017


Chicago, Illinois

The brick lounge

Friday September 22, 2017

115 E South St, Plano, Illinois

world series of comedy


Monday September 11 – Saturday Sept 16, 2017

El Cortez Casino

600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101


Tuesday, August 8th 2017 @ 8:00pm

Zanies Comedy Club (Rosemont, IL)

5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

zanies rising star showcase

Tuesday, July 18th 2017 @ 8:30pm

Zanies Comedy Club (Old Town, Chicago)

1548 N Wells, Chicago, Illinois 60610

dope fades

Saturday July 1st 2017 @ 9pm Pacific

(11pm Central)

Watch 7/1/17 @ 9pm PST

The brick lounge

Friday June 16th 2017

115 E South St, Plano, Illinois

world series of comedy

Wednesday June 7th 2017

Zanies Comedy Club

5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, Illinois 60018

rising star showcase

Wednesday May 24th 2017

Zanies Comedy Club (Old Town, Chicago)

1548 N Wells, Chicago, Illinois 60610

blue line laughs showcase

Thursday April 27 2017

Independence Tap

3932 Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois