Ian Irving
About Ian Irving

One of the first black comedians on the UK circuit, Ian’s humour is as fresh, original and contemporary today as it was when he first came on the scene. Able to tailor his performance to suit any audience or occasion, Ian is the professional’s professional.

Rising to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the eighties, Ian first appeared on Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise before going on to perform on talent show, New Faces. The resulting success catapulted him into his very own theatre tour where he captivated audiences nationwide, and since then he has never looked back.

He has been a warmup artist for TV shows including Blankety Blank, Fast Friends with Les Dawson, sitcom Brush Strokes with Carl Howman, In Sickness and In Health with Warren Mitchell and Carla Lane’s Bread. Ian has also performed live on Pebble Mill and Kilroy.

He is now one of the UK’s most in-demand after dinner comedians, specialising in corporate hospitality events, sporting functions, new product launches, awards ceremonies and charity fundraisers.

Ian’s comedy has taken him all over the world and seen him work with sporting legends including, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Henry Cooper, Frank Bruno MBE, Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt.

In an extremely competitive profession, Ian has more than stood the test of time with his unique style of humour and charismatic charm.




Performance: 1 x 40 Minutes

Area: Worldwide

PA System Required



“A superb demonstration of a professional artist knowing his audience, I have received messages ranging from brilliant, hilarious, side splitting, star of the show. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you for future events.”
Kent Law Society

“I cannot thank you enough for your superb performance, I have never in the past eighteen years of the function ever had so many compliments about any other performer that I have booked. Please don’t be surprised when I get in touch with you when we decide next seasons date for the Star Man Awards.” Leyton Orient Football Club

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