Ian Cognito.

Ian Cognito

Ian Cognito film being made

Ian Cognito, the hellraising stand-up comedian who died in 2019, is to be the subject of a new film.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd October 2020

Campaign to remember Ian Cognito

April 11th will be the one year anniversary of the sudden death of comedian Ian Cognito. To mark his passing, Ryan Mold, the owner of the venue where Cognito died, is asking all comedians to upload a picture of themselves at 9pm on April 11 on their socials holding a hammer and using the hashtag #cognito.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th March 2020

Ten comedians who died on stage

Comedians who die on stage hold a special fascination.

Chortle, 4th September 2019

Eric (just Eric) pays tribute to Ian Cognito

In the previous blog here, Becky Fury remembered Ian Cognito, who died while performing on stage last week. Now fellow comedian Eric (Just Eric) adds his own tribute...

Eric, John Fleming's Blog, 15th April 2019

Ian Cognito obituary

Provocative standup who never appeared on television, but was a much loved figure on the comedy circuit.

Toby Hadoke, The Guardian, 14th April 2019

RIP Ian Cognito, dangerous comic & great opera singer

He actually died on stage, the mad bastard, and people thought he was pretending but he was actually dead. The compere came on and went to prod him as he thought he was joking but he was actually dead. Fuck me, that's hilarious.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 13th April 2019

Ian Cognito recorded his own musical epitaph

A recording has emerged of Ian Cognito's own self-penned musical epitaph. Listen below (maybe have a box of tissues handy).

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th April 2019

Plan to put plaque up for Ian Cognito

There are hopes that a memorial plaque will be put up at the venue where comedian Ian Cognito died on Thursday night.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th April 2019