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A favourite on debut at the 2018 Fest, Ian returns with a brand new, very 'Crafty' show.

Watch Ian on the NZ Comedy Gala


Amused Moose Comedy Award - People’s Champion Winner 2017
& Three Weeks Editors’ Award Winner 2017

Multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith returns to New Zealand with his critically acclaimed show, Craft, a multimedia stand-up show about indecision and, at long last, origami. It’s also about his time in New Zealand last year and his strange experience in the glow worm caves of Waitomo…

Come and watch a show that was attended by not one, not two, not three, not five, but FOUR members of the British Origami Society.

Ian’s Edinburgh Fringe shows have received critical acclaim, award-nominations and runs at Soho Theatre. In 2015 he was also part of the hugely successful, award-winning, Richard Gadd - Waiting for Gaddot. His fourth solo show, Snowflake, was critically acclaimed, winning an Amused Moose Comedy Award and a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award. He was then invited to perform the show at New Zealand Comedy Festival 2018.

Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About... He is also one third of Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett, and regularly writes on The News Quiz and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

Ian has also acted in BBC2 sitcom Popatron, Sky comedy, Officially Special, and in major BBC1 drama, The Ark - as well as a number of supporting roles. This year Ian has recorded roles in series two of BAFTA-nominated Pls Like (BBC3), Audible sitcom Slaving Away, and will appear in feature film, Alright Now, starring Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers).


Gales of laughter”  - Ed Fest Mag

His strongest show to date” - Fringe Monkey

A thoroughly enjoyable hour” - Fest Mag

“Every element of this show is precisely placed, but Smith has hidden his comedy craftsmanship behind a front of warm bonhomie” - Chortle

Smith barely gives audience members a moment to catch their breath between jokes… A show that is sure to leave you with jokes to quote for months” - The National Student



Watch Ian on Chortle's Fast Fringe


Like Ian on Facebook: Ian Smith Comedian 
Follow Ian on Twitter: @Iansmithcomedy
Listen to Rob and Ian's podcast: The Magic Sponge
For more information about Ian visit his website: www.iansmithcomedian.co.uk


Amused Moose Comedy Award - People’s Champion Winner 2017 
Three Weeks Editors’ Award Winner 2017
Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 (As part of Richard Gadd - Waiting for Gaddot)
Nominated - Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 (Solo show - Whereabouts)
Runner-up - Comedy Central Funniest Student 2010
Runner-up - Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2010
Finalist - Chortle Student Comedy Award 2008 and 2010