Psychic Stu takes on the world of fake mediums and not only stands up for the holistic world, but unwittingly educates others on what to look for so as not to get conned.
Touching, cheeky, risque in places and sensitive
Alongside his compère, Stu bounded onto the stage with vibrant energy, ready to connect and entertain his intimate audience. It was clear that he had done precise research on how mediums work on 'platform' as they demonstrate their abilities to an unsuspecting public. From the mannerisms when they interact with spirits to how they interact with an audience - for instance, the well known phrase 'can you take that' when a piece of information comes through.
From a comedy perspective, whether he realised it or not, he parodied what happens when mediums become generic with their information. Whenever an audience member reacted to what they gave him, he invited his spirit guides Mary and Will into the room to give their take and added another layer to the routine by making the information more generic, finishing with his witty catchphrase 'Earthy Blessings! Namaste! Nana’s Dead!' to a room of laughter. The only risk to this sort of comedy however is if there is someone in the audience who takes this kind of show seriously, so if you are looking for genuine guidance, this is not the show for you.
What made this show special however was the journey of Stu in real life. When not doing comedy, he specialises in Reiki and brought special touches of it into this show, making it more grounded somehow and not a one-sided show with no genuine touches of spirituality. It also encouraged him to experiment with how we view chakras and more, which was influenced by the audience at the time.
By doing a show such as Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show, this encourages discussion and a deeper appreciation through the power of laughter what mediums go through, fake or genuine. Touching, cheeky, risqué in places and sensitive, Stu brings a unique slant to comedy that is non-offensive to those who believe and engages non-believers equally.