Ian Cognito.

Ian Cognito

Ian Cognito - A Comedian's Tale

Ian Cognito - A Comedian's Tale

Ian Cognito became one of the entertainment industry's most influential comedians by doing consistently great performances over many years. No bullshit; no agent; no telly.

No gigs.

A Comedian's Tale charts Cognito's glorious, terrible rise through the entertainment business in the 1980s and '90s to become its leading anti-celebrity. The story of his ultimate implosion and enforced absence from the comedy scene is as compelling as it was inevitable.

In these pages, he lays bare the life of a comic on the edge - working with the best - and revealing the art of comedy, Cognito style.

First published: Tuesday 16th July 2013