Ian Wolf

Location: Stockton-on-Tees, England
Member Since: August 2006
Member Type: Member
Forum Posts: 2801

Profile

Hi there,

I'm Ian Wolf, "Data Specialist" on the guide, writing up articles for several shows, creating feature articles, reporting news stories, maintaining the TV and radio schedule and so forth. I also work as a TV reviewer for On The Box, having previous been a TV and radio reviewer for Giggle Beats.

Some of my favourite TV sitcoms include Dad's Army, Yes Minister, Drop the Dead Donkey, Black Books, Seinfeld, Peep Show, Outnumbered and Green Wing.

On radio, I like I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Now Show, Just a Minute, It's Been a Bad Week, Genius and many of the comedies on BBC Radio 7/BBC Radio 4 Extra such as The Penny Dreadfuls Present..., Undone and A Series of Psychotic Episodes

I want to get into comedy as both a writer and performer. I have written sketches for NewsRevue, Tilt and Newsjack, sent in a cutting to The News Quiz which got read out in the first episode of 2009, and have been given additional writing credits on Russell Howard's Good News in 2010 and Never Write Off The Germans.

I and several other people performed a tribute to QI for our university (Teesside Universty, Middlesbrough), which worked very well. I'm probably the biggest QI fan in the North-East, having worked as a 'Newshound' for their website. I have also attempted stand-up comedy, but that wasn't as successful.

Apart from comedy, my other area of interest is anime and manga. I review it for the website Anime UK News, write a "Beginner's Guide to Anime" for On The Box and I am also the manga critic for MyM Magazine.

Profile from our 'Make It' Directory...

Hi there,

I'm Ian Wolf, "Data Specialist" on the guide, writing up articles for several shows, creating feature articles, reporting news stories, maintaining the TV and radio schedule and so forth. I also work as a TV and radio reviewer for Giggle Beats.

I want to get into comedy as both a writer and performer. I have written sketches for NewsRevue, Tilt and Newsjack, sent in a cutting to The News Quiz which got read out in the first episode of 2009, and have been given additional writing credits on Russell Howard's Good News in 2010 and Never Write Off The Germans.

Apart from comedy, my other area of interest is anime and manga. I review it for the website Anime UK News and I am also the 'Manga Expert' for MyM Magazine. My current comedy writing project is manga-influenced sci-fi show called Another Dimension, set across various parallel universes.

BCG Articles

A look at Sci-Fi and Fantasy in British Comedy

A look at Sci-Fi and Fantasy in British Comedy

Published February 2013

Red Dwarf is 25 years old, thus it seems a good time to take a look at the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy within British comedy. Read

DVD Review: Ross Noble - Nonsensory Overload

DVD Review: Ross Noble - Nonsensory Overload

Published December 2012

A review of the DVD for Nonsensory Overload, the 2012 stand-up show from Ross Noble. Read

Tim FitzHigham review

Tim FitzHigham review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

A great performance, made even more interesting and exciting by the genuine risks the comedian undertook to put together this remarkable show. Read

Michael J Dolan review

Michael J Dolan review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Misery guts Michael J Dolan delivers some funny stories, but his set does have some issues. Read

Nick Doody review

Nick Doody review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Nick Doody's work-in-progress show features some good material, but there's still a few bits to be improved at the time of writing. Read

Jollyboat review

Jollyboat review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

You know that a comedy show is brilliant when the time just seems to fly by and you leave hungry for more. This describes musical duo Jollyboat's show. Read

Katherine Ryan review

Katherine Ryan review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Katherine Ryan comes across as friendly, while at the same time being rude and full of attitude. Read

Matt Kirshen review

Matt Kirshen review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Matt Kirshen delivers some amusing anecdotes about embarrassing situations, delivered in an assured and confident manner. Read

Ava Vidal review

Ava Vidal review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Ada Vidal talks about subjects including race and prejudice, subjects she has covered many times previously. Read

Catriona Knox review

Catriona Knox review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

A mixed bag of characters from Catriona Knox, but the show certainly does have its moments. Read

Seymour Mace review

Seymour Mace review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Seymour Mace uses art, poetry, dance, 'impressinations' and some audience participation involving balls to cheer everyone up. Read

Zoe Lyons review

Zoe Lyons review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

Zoe Lyons keeps her audience together with her mix of light and dark, snuggies and a fondness for fudge. Definitely worth seeing if you get the chance. Read

Tara Flynn review

Tara Flynn review

Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Published August 2011

While Tara Flynn songs were all well and good in their own right, they were sadly not overtly humorous. Read

Radio 7's Best 7 Comedies

Radio 7's Best 7 Comedies

Published April 2011

Radio 7 is no more. It has been replaced by Radio 4 Extra. We look back at seven of the best home-grown Radio 7 comedies. Read

Album Review: Tim Key

Album Review: Tim Key

Published November 2010

A review of the comedy album 'Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat.'... Read

Straight from the Fringe... in Stockton-on-Tees

Straight from the Fringe... in Stockton-on-Tees

Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Published August 2010

The Edinburgh Fringe isn't the only Fringe festival that is on this summer. There's also the Stockton Fringe at the end of July and into the start of August... Read

Making Comedy Around Britain

Making Comedy Around Britain

Published May 2009

Ian Wolf looks into why most comedy shows are recorded in London, and asks whether the situation will get any better in the future for all the British comedy fans living up North. Read

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