After graduating from Sir George Williams University in 1971, Stuart McLean became associated with the CBC Radio. He made a number of documentaries for the station’s program, Sunday Morning and worked on many other side projects. One of his documentaries made on the subject on the Jonestown massacre won him an ACTRA Award in 1979. With the start of the 80s, he served the show as one of its producers. In addition to his long association with CBC, he worked with the popular show, Morningside as a frequent speaker, columnist and guest host.
Combining his strong writing skills with his years of expertise, McLean published his first book, The Morningside World of Mclean in 1989. The book ended up being one the Canadian bestsellers and brought McLean widespread critical acclaim. His successive book, Welcome Home: Travels in Smalltown Canada was issued in 1992. It was chosen as the best non-fiction book of 1993 by the Canadian Authors’ Association. This made him one of the most respected authors in the country.
The Vinyl Cafe and Fame
In 1994, Stuart McLean pitched his own radio show, The Vinyl Cafe which was picked by the CBC Radio for its regular broadcasting. McLean’s third overall publishing and first story book of the popular Vinyl Cafe Series came out in 1995 and received an overwhelming commercial and critical response. By 1997, regular season of The Vinyl Cafe was being aired on different Canadian and US radio channels. In 1998, McLean took the concept of his radio shows and performed live to hordes of audiences. Throughout 2000s, McLean regularly hosted his radio show, published a series of acclaimed books and won a number awards for his famous recorded albums.
Besides releasing twelve albums based on his comical shows, McLean has recently published the first edition of his new book, Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange. The current book marks the 14th addition in his famous Vinyl Cafe book series. Dealing with the wittiest subjects and common life routines, the book has been hailed as "full of warmth and charm and dignity and real emotion… very beautiful indeed" by the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
McLean on Tour
Continuing his widely lauded show series, Stuart McLean will be sharing the insights about his show and various other life altering experiences during his latest tour. Stuart McLean tickets are the highlight of this season’s popular live show tickets due to the wonderful past record of the show. His live shows deal with the interesting real life situations that are presented through his gifted art of narration and storytelling. Enjoy his amazing routines in one of his live shows lined up at your nearest venue.