A regular on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk and a much sought after comedian, compere and corporate awards host, Ian has achieved great success on the London and National circuits and is a regular headliner at London’s famous Comedy Store. He is also the author of the hugely successful book, ‘A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France.’ The equally successful ‘C’est Modnifique!: Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France.

Ian’s laconic observations on life, from the problems of using thewrong vocabulary in a German Pizza Hut to an almost pathological hatred of most forms of physical exertion, have proved hugely successful with live audiences all over the world from Australia to China, and the Phillipines to the Middle East. He hasn’t performed in South America, but feels no reason why they wouldn’t love him there too.

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival where he appeared with Catherine Tate, Ian was one of only seven British comics selected to appear at the pinnacle of all comedy festivals – Montreal’s Just for Laughs. Alongside the likes of Jimmy Carr, Ian performed in the selloutBritcom showcase proving to be such a success he subsequently went on to headline the Worldcom show at the festival’s finale.

Ian is a popular and trusted after dinner speaker and corporate awards host, who in the last couple of years has gained a great deal of experience with some high profile and blue chip clients.

As an Awards Host: Exhibition News Awards 2014, Amateur Photographer 2014, Corporate IT Forum Real IT Awards 2014, DIY Week Awards 2014, Footwear Industry Awards 2012-14, Ground Engineering Awards 2014, Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2014, Energy Awards 2013, Great British Entrepeneur Awards 2013, Heating & Ventilation Awards 2013, The Garden Centre Association Awards 2014, The Trade Associations Awards 2013, The French Press Awards 2013, The Sports Industry Awards 2013-14, The Pay & Benefits Awards 2013, BETT Awards 2013, Payroll Awards 2013, Vending Industry Awards 2013, Independent Business Awards 2013, Bunzl Greenham Awards, The Football Business Awards 2012, The Nursery Industry Awards 2012, The Education Resources Awards 2013, Food & Drink Forum Innovation Awards 2012, The GREATS Awards 2012

As a Speak and Comic: Microsoft, The Craig Bellamy Foundation, National Housing Federations Leaders’ Forum, Viaset, NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, Chief Fire Officer Association’s Dinner, Acorn Children’s Hospice Ball, IT Europa Excellence, Staples Advantage Launch Event, Santander, Network Vehicles Annual Awards, E-Health Media Insider Conference 2012, Lexis Nexis, UCISA Close Brothers, The Jersey Round Table, Sony UK, IBM, Hilton Hotels Group, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Oxford United Football Club, Darren Bicknell Cricket Benefit, Merrydown Cider, MITIE Property Services, WATES Construction, ORBIS, Panasonic, The Edinburgh Art Collective

Ian was also, briefly, the warm up comic for the BBC’s ‘Friday Night with Jonathon Ross’ show and has headlined at The Reading and Leeds music festivals, but he is too well dressed to consider appearing at Glastonbury. Ian Moore makes chutney.

Television appearances include:

  • World Comedy Tour (Comedy Central, USA & Channel 9, Australia)
  • The Stand Up Show (BBC1)
  • The Comedy Store, Series (Four series, Channel 5 & Comedy Central)


  • ‘A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France’ (pub: May 2013)
  • ‘C’est Modnifique: The Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France (pub: July 2014)

There are many, many radio appearances and magazine and newspaper articles too.


I can honestly say that I have not laughed so long or so hard for absolutely ages – Lindy Shepherd (F3)

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 (part-time) at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio. He is often quoted in the national press and media publications as well as speaking regularly at festivals, industry conferences and a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.