Ivan Brackenbury
About Ivan Brackenbury

Inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is the creation of Tom Binns, a former breakfast radio host on London’s XFM as well as a comedian in his own right.

Tom is an award-winning and critically acclaimed character comedian working the International Comedy Festivals and the UK Stand Up Comedy Circuit, widely regarded as three of the best headliners working in British Comedy.

His ventriloquist act, alter egos Hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and The ‘Psychic’ comedium have won him over 30 five star reviews and many awards both at home and abroad, including Fosters Comedy God and Best International Comedian.

Tom created DJ Ivan Brackenbury relatively early in his career, and the character appeared on Radio 1, Virgin and GLR, before being rested as he developed his own radio career.

However, DJ Ivan Brackenbury was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, where he was nominated for the if.comedy prize for the best show, and his roadshow, complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit.

Featuring in the BBC1 Comedy Series Hospital People, the much beloved hospital radio DJ, Ivan Brackenbury appears alongside other characters including Ian D Montfort, the psychic comedium.

DJ Ivan Brackenbury’s other credits include TV appearances in Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge and more recently, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Having DJ Ivan Brackenbury performing at your wedding will take your guests completely by surprise.




Performance: 1 x 40 Minutes

Area: Worldwide

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“Comedy Genius”
The Telegraph

“Binns has his character absolutely nailed and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.”
The Guardian

“The show is a spectacular tour-de-force, showcasing Binns’ exceptional acting and comedic talent.”
Edinburgh Fringe

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