A regular at the World Famous Laugh Factory, and The Improv in Los Angeles, Mateen Stewart is known for his ability to connect with audiences through his personal stories and unique perspective. Stewart brings his unique brand of comedy to Prescott at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St.
Known for his sharp writing and delivery, Stewart isn’t afraid to tackle difficult topics with humor and sensitivity.
“When you come to the show at the Elks, you’re going to laugh a lot, learn a lot and cry a little,” Stewart said. “I’m a little bit of everything for everybody. I like to say that I’m ‘walk in the room funny.’ That means, like, no matter where I go, you know, I’ll be able to connect and relate to whoever is there.
“Cause that’s the biggest thing with comedy is relating. That’s what people laugh at, they laugh at things they can relate to.”
Stewart is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Stewart moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. “I’ve been doing stand-up comedy for about 12 years, but I was an actor by trade; ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been acting,” he said.
“My mom was like, ‘I never thought you were funny, but if you think you can do it, I know you can do it.’ That always sticks with me.”
His mother, who died in 2020, was his biggest supporter. Even though it’s a sensitive subject, Stewart talks about her in his act.
“My parents always gave me the avenue of support to do what I wanted to do because they were like, ‘You need to do something that you enjoy,’ and also I was good at it, so it wasn’t like a thing where I was bad at it and they were just giving me support,” Stewart said.
“I miss my mom every day, bro. As crazy as it seems the sadness and the pain that I felt from losing my mom and the tragedy of that, in these last three years, I have become a better comic than I’ve ever been in my life.”
For more information about Mateen Stewart, visit linktr.ee/MateenStewart.
The Quad Cities’ own Matt Santos will be joining Stewart and guests for a night full of laughs.
Seating will be cabaret style. Parties of four or six will be given their own table (as available). Larger and smaller parties will be divided or combined to fill space. All seats will be assigned prior to the event. Priority seat ticket-holders will be guaranteed seats in the front row of tables.
For tickets to the performance, call 928-756-2844 or visit www.prescottelkstheatre.org.
Jesse Bertel is a reporter/videographer for the Prescott News Network. Follow him on Twitter @ JesseBertel, email him at email@example.com, or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.