Hotly anticipated debut stand-up show from the Bafta and Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, Iain Stirling. Ever wondered why your life ended up the way it did? Iain does, and attempts to work out why he is such a clown. Trains, Hinduism, Cliff Richard and clown shoes will all be discussed to varying degrees of hilarity. Russell Kane tour support. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three). 'Exceptional talent' (Herald). 'Hugely talented rising star' (TimeOut). 'Enjoyable, clever and - most importantly - funny stand-up' (Fest). 'One of the best joke writers on the circuit' (GQ).
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Iain Stirling, BAFTA and Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, brings his hotly anticipated, debut stand-up show: Happy to be the Clown? to Edinburgh Festival this year. Ever wondered why your life ended up the way it did? Iain does, and attempts to work out why he is such a clown. Covering topics as diverse as trains, Hinduism and Cliff Richard.
Edinburgh born Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and the current face of CBBC. He burst onto the comedy scene whilst studying for a Law degree at Edinburgh University, reaching the finals of both the Paramount Funniest Student competition (2009), and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year competition (2009). Just one week after graduating, Iain found himself on a train down to London to begin presenting on CBBC and just two years later he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Children's Presenter. Since appearing in The Comedy Zone last year, the most prestigious new act showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Iain has supported Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert on tour and performed on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three).
Iain can be seen presenting on CBBC every weekday afternoon. He has developed and written for a number of other CBBC projects, and is also presenting two new CBBC programmes this year, Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic and 12 Again. His love of football has led him to commentate for CBBC's Red Button Coverage of the World Cup and he has also appeared on CBBC's Match Of The Day Kickabout.
In June, Iain will film the third series of All Over The Place (CBBC), this time in the USA.
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