Ian Irving has built a reputation as being a fine corporate comic and speaker at numerous events. Whether it be corporate hospitality, sporting functions, company events, product launches, linking conferences or hosting award ceremonies, Ian can tailor his act to suit the clients requirements.
As a regular on the After Dinner circuit he has worked around the world with luminaries from various sports such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Henry Cooper, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Phil Tuffnell, Barry McGuigan and Bill Beaumont. Ian regularly appears at many corporate events and golf days (his handicap is 16) and is willing to participate in activities if so required by the client. An avid sports fan with the ability to incorporate sports related material into an entertaining and amusing routine.
He started his show business career in 1986 winning many talent shows at various venues around the country. His first television appearance was on ‘Surprise, Surprise’ in 1987 followed by ‘New Faces’ in the same year. He has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues around the country supporting many leading performers such as Lionel Richie, Jim Davidson, Bonnie Tyler and The Four Tops to name but a few. At the London Palladium he Dame Vera Lynn and Mike Yarwood.
In addition to theatre and television appearances Ian regulary entertains the Armed Forces around the world, in addition to this he performs internationally for companies in Dubai, Barbados, South Africa, Cyprus, Portugal, Germany, Spain and The USA. Ian’s extensive cabaret performances have incorporated many summer seasons on the holiday circuit for companies such as Butlins, Pontins, Warners and Havens amongst others. He has also performed comedy on cruises run by the major tour companies.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Ian Irving
Sirius Buying Group
TOP COMIC is definitely an apt title. Amazing – Fantastic – Brilliant and more adjectives came forth after this event. You played a major part to create so many happy memories of a very enjoyable event.
Kent Law Society
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 have no hesitation in recommending you for future events.
On behalf of my team and myself, thank you so much for entertaining us and our guests. As usual, you were on top form and everyone enjoyed your brilliant performance.