Ian Smith

“star of the future” - TimeOut

Despite only being 21, Ian Smith has been performing comedy for more than three years and in that time has caught the eye with his style of downbeat observations and uniquely warped trains of thought. Having won the Newbury Comedy Festival’s competition ‘You Must Be Joking’ in 2009, Ian has gone on to cement his reputation as one of the brightest young comics around, placing second in Comedy Central’s student competition and appearing in the final of Chortle’s student competition in 2010 for the second time.

In 2010, Ian will be part of The Lunchtime Club during the Edinburgh Fringe, a showcase of 5 young stand-ups which has proved itself to be a respected launchpad for the potential comedy stars of tomorrow.

As well being a very funny emerging stand-up, Ian is also a noted writer, with a degree in scriptwriting, and will be running work-in-progress performances of a new one-man monologue during the 2010 Fringe.


Comedy Central Funniest Student 2010 – Runner-up
Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year 2010 – Finalist
You Must Be Joking 2009 – Winner
English Comedian Of The year 2009 – Finalist
Reading Comedy Festival New Act Of The year 2008 – Runner-up
Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year 2008 – Finalist


fantastically funny” – The Times

real laugh-out-loud moments” – Comedy Central