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Ian Smith – Famous Comedian | UK

Ian Smith is a bright young talent who has been described as “fantastically funny” by The Times and a “star of the future” by Time Out. Ian is available to hire as a stand-up comedian for events, and as an events presenter.

Originally from East Yorkshire, Ian is now based in London having graduated from Goldsmiths in 2010. His 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show with Rob Beckett received critical acclaim and was regularly voted one of the top free Fringe shows of the festival. He took another double-bill show up in 2012 with Tom Toal, and debuted his first solo tour, Anything, at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.

Ian has won the You Must Be Joking Award in 2009, and has been nominated for Comedy Central Funniest Student 2010 & 2008, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2010, English Comedian of the Year 2009, and Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2008.

Alongside his burgeoning stand-up career, Ian has worked on various TV projects including a regular role in BBC 2 series Popatron, Kay Mellors BBC 1 Drama The Syndicate and critically acclaimed series White Heat, also on BBC 1. In 2013 he has starred alongside Katherine Parkinson in Sky pilot Officially Special and filmed a guest lead in Give Out Girls, a Big Talk series for Sky Living.

Ian has co-written and filmed Back of the Net!, a short film with Ben Ashenden and Jamie Adams. He also starred in Bonsai, another short which received a special mention in Sundance Londons short film competition.

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“...hes a smart operator with an appealing manner and can expect a fruitful comedy career ahead.”
- Chortle

“A real sparky presence onstage... ebullient and witty.”

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