Ian Irving

Ian Irving - Comedian

Comedian / Speaker

Professional Cabaret Artist.

The Essex born comedian was first seen on UK television on New Faces. Following this he also appeared on Surprise, Surprise, which led to a nationwide theatre tour.  In an extremely competitive profession, where many club comedians fall by the wayside, Ian has developed a unique style of humour that is attracting the attention of promoters, corporate clients, and television producers alike.

 

In addition to performing his own first class cabaret act, Ian is an established compere, which does help to ensure the smooth running of your show.

Ian has experience from both sides of the camera working as a warm up Artist for TV favourites Blankety Blank  and Fast Friends with Les Dawson, Brush strokes, with Carl Howman, In Sickness and in health, with Warren Mitchell, Bread, and performing on Pebble Mill, & Kilroy, Which led in turn to a Walk on part in the TV series The Chief, He has also appeared on Celebrity Squares With Bob Monkhouse, Which led to his own half hour TV show called Stand and Deliver.

Ian has performed with some of the country's leading entertainers including: Elkie Brooks, Jim Davidson, and Jimmy Tarbuck. His appearance on Celebrity Squares and Pebble Mill led to his own half hour TV show called Stand and Deliver.

Following on from this, he was invited to entertain aboard several cruise liners as a visiting artist. In addition to his extensive club appearances, Ian has appeared in concert with star cabaret performers such as: The Four Tops, The Drifters, Smokie Robinson, and in a one off special he supported Lionel Richie in London for the Music Industry Awards dinner.

Ian’s extensive cabaret performances have incorporated many summer seasons on the holiday camp circuit for family favourites including Butlins, Pontins, Warners, Havens and many other holiday venues in the U.K. He also regularly performs on cruise liners worldwide run by the major tour companies.

He has appeared in a many of the most prestigious venues around the country supporting many leading performers, including Lionel Richie, Elkie Brooks, Jim Davidson, Russ Abbott, Bonnie Tyler, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, and The Drifters.

When Ian performed at the London Palladium, he was on the bill with Dame Vera Lynn, David Copperfield, and Mike Yarwood, and for a second time Ian supported Richard Digance on tour which culminated in him performing at Her Majesty's Theatre, (London) with great success.

Ian lives in rural Essex with his wife Joanne and two sons Dale & Ryan.