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BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2), which is now in its fifth series. Following his success on Love Island, he took on the role of host for ITV2’s new physical comedy entertainment show, CelebAbility (now in its third series).
2019 will see Iain appear in series 8 of Taskmaster (DAVE) and a new six part comedy series, Comedy Bus (Comedy Central) featuring five other comedians as they travel together to their respective hometowns. This adds to an extensive list of television credits including, The Russell Howard Hour, Comedians Watching Football with Friends (Sky One), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV1), Saturday Kitchen (BBC One), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4), Unpsun with Matt Forde (DAVE) plus an array of panel shows, such as Celebrity Juice, Fake Reaction, Safe Word (ITV2) and Virtually Famous (E4).
A driving force behind the concept of comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Iain has co-written and hosted six series which saw him win 2018’s RTS Scotland’s On Screen Personality and 2017’s Children’s BAFTA Best Presenter Award (2017).
A regular voice on the radio too, Iain has made appearances on programs including The Now Show and Dilemma (both BBC Radio 4), Afternoon Edition and Fighting Talk (both BBC Radio 5 Live), Cel Spellman, Charlie Sloth and Greg James (BBC Radio One) and recorded a Radio One takeover.
Beginning to make a name for himself internationally, Iain has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival.
An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, Iain has performed five sold-out and critically-acclaimed shows: U OK Hun? X (2017) selling out the entire Edinburgh Fringe run in advance, Onwards!(2016), Touchy Feely (2015), Everything (2014), Iain Stirling At Home (2013) and Happy To Be The Clown? (2012).
In May 2018 Iain announced the release of his first book Not Ready to Adult Yet which was published through HarperCollins on the 23rd August, along with a companion podcast of the same name. Not Ready to Adult Yet is packed full of hilarious life lessons from the voice of a generation and is Iain’s ill-informed guide to what life is really like for millennials, and how they can navigate it better. The paperback version was released on May 30th 2019.
"Love Island is really funny, thanks in no small part to Scottish comedian Iain Stirling’s voiceover"
– Tim Jonze, The Guardian
"At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist" ★ ★ ★ ★
– Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday
"An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy"
– Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★
– Sharon Lougher, Metro
"Voiceover king Iain Stirling has become a cult star for his tongue-in-cheeks quips and commentar"
– Joanna Crawley, Daily Mail
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