Interview with Ian Smith (Humour Me Comedy Podcast) by UCL Sound published on 2013/06/13 10:48:24 +0000 *Contains some strong language* Ian Smith is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, having performed for several years at the Edinburgh Fringe (the Lunchtime Club, BBC Three at The Fringe as well as two sell out and critically acclaimed Fringe double headers ‘Beckett and Smith’ (**** The Scotsman, The List) and ‘Ian Smith and Tom Toal’ (***** Three Weeks). Ian will be performing his debut hour 'Anything' at the Edinburgh Festival 2013. Alongside his burgeoning stand-up career, Ian has worked on various TV projects including landing lead roles in BBC2 sitcom 'Popatron’ and Sky comedy ‘Officially Special’ alongside Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd). Ian also appeared in Kay Mellor’s BBC1 drama, ‘The Syndicate’ and BBC3 pilot, ‘For the Win’. He has also co-written a short film, ‘Back of the Net!’ and starred alongside Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) in forthcoming comedy indie-film, ‘Jolene: The Indie Folk Star’. He can also be seen in 'Bonsai', another short that received a special mention in Sundance London's short film competition. Ian was voted ‘Most likely to become a comedian’ in his school yearbook. SEE IAN SMITH IN ACTION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GiYUzpCMps http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips/p00kjtb6/comedy_at_the_fringe_highlights_2011_ian_smith/ “Delightfully offbeat writing. A talent, for sure.” CHORTLE “Impressive” THE SCOTSMAN **** “A genuinely funny 60 minutes” THE LIST **** “Fantastically funny” THE TIMES Ian Smith: Anything Pleasance Courtyard - That 5:45pm (1hr) 3rd – 25th August (except 12th) 31st July – 2nd August ‘Anything’ is a show about that tricky, restrictive theme; anything. Ian is a natural, likeable storyteller and his debut show is a collection of anecdotes and silliness about embarrassment, frustration, childhood and what, if anything, he has learnt in his life so far. It’s a slightly shambling, yet structured, self-analytical hour about things. It’ll be a lot of fun. www.iansmithcomedy.co.uk @iansmithcomedy - Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit. www.comedyblogedy.com www.twitter.com/comedyblog http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxUCL-SARA-SHULMAN-The-power;search%3Asara%20shulman UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.