Ian Smith

Comedian Profile

Ian Smith is an award-winning stand-up comedian as seen on BBC1’s The Ark, BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, Sky comedy Officially Special, BBC2 sitcoms Popatron and Siblings, and more. At the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Ian appeared in ‘The Lunchtime Club’, a respected launchpad for young comedians, and in 2011 was selected for the ‘The Big Value Comedy Show’ as well as performing double hander ‘Beckett and Smith’. In 2012 Ian performed ‘Smith and Toal’ to sell-out crowds. 2013 saw Ian bring his debut solo show, ‘Anything’, to the Fringe to critical acclaim (***** Three Weeks **** Metro, **** Broadway Baby ****) and the following year Ian performed his second show, ‘Flappable’, to sell-out crowds and glowing reviews cementing his reputation as an exciting and original young comedian. 2014 also saw Ian record the first series of iTunes top-10 charting podcast The Magic Sponge with Rob Beckett and Jimmy Bullard, and appearances in improvised feature films ‘Benny and Jolene’ and ‘A Wonderful Christmas Time’.

His 2015 Fringe show, Whereabouts, was critically acclaimed, received a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews, a nomination for the Amused Moose Comedy Award and a date at Soho Theatre. He was also part of the hugely successful, award-winning, Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot. The show received a two week run in the main house at Soho Theatre, which was then extended. Ian also had a part in Gaddot’s accompanying sitcom pilot.

“Fantastically funny” – The Times

“Proper star quality” – The Guardian

“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time” – The Telegraph