Comedian | After Dinner Speaker | Auctioneer
Ian is one of the UK’s most in-demand After Dinner Comedians specialising in corporate hospitality and 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, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt.
Ian brings his unique style of humour to every size of event or venue from The Savoy, The Guildhall, Claridges and The Grosvenor Hotel Great Room to more intimate venues such as Ivy restaurant, St Andrews, Wentworth, The Belfry and Sunningdale. Equally at home at more intimate gatherings he brings his own style of professionalism and entertainment to every occasion.
Born in Essex, Ian first came to prominence in 1987 on UK television as part of Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise. This was shortly followed by him appearing in the finals of nationwide talent show, New Faces – the success of which saw him embark upon a nationwide theatre tour.
Experienced on both sides of the camera, Ian has been a warm up 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 Bread. He has performed live on Pebble Mill and Kilroy, which led to a walk-on part in the TV series The Chief. Ian’s appearance on Celebrity Squares with Bob Monkhouse led to his own half hour TV show called Stand and Deliver.
He has performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the UK supporting leading acts such as Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Elkie Brooks, Jim Davidson, Russ Abbott, Bonnie Tyler, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The Drifters and The Jersey Boys.
Ian now specialises as an after dinner speaker, charity auctioneer, host, Comedian and compere at a wide range of events including corporate hospitality, sporting functions, company events, product launches, award ceremonies and golf days.
He has appeared with top showbiz stars at the world famous London Palladium, as well as Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. His work has taken him around the globe performing in Barbados, Cyprus, Dubai, Malta, Mauritius, Paris, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the USA.