Comedian, compere, raconteur, after dinner speaker, auctioneer, pioneer and average-at-best golfer; Ian Irving is a performer with remarkable pedigree, forged during 30 years on the circuit, playing to global stars in some of the most prestigious venues around the world.


One of the first black comedians on the UK circuit, Ian’s humour is as fresh, original and contemporary today as it was when he first came on the scene. Able to tailor his performance to suit any audience or occasion, Ian is the professional’s professional.


Ian is an accomplished host, compere, entertainer and auctioneer who brings the crowd along with him, ensuring that every event is a truly memorable experience.

After Dinner Speaker

A raconteur who can call upon 29 years’ worth of experience in the entertainment business, Ian specialises in corporate hospitality and events, sporting functions, new product launches, awards ceremonies and charity fundraisers.

Comedian and After Dinner Speaker and Auctioneer.

Essex born, Ian was first seen on UK television on New Faces, shortly followed by Surprise Surprise, which led to a nationwide theatre tour.  In an extremely competitive profession, Ian has more than stood the test of time with his unique style of humour and charismatic charm. In addition to performing his own first class act, Ian is an established Compere - Host - or Auctioneer which  helps to ensure the smooth running of your Event.

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Just a short letter to say how much we all enjoyed you entertaining us at our golf club.
The atmosphere you created after the dinner was superb and made more memorable by your performance.

May I take this opportunity to thank you and I look forward to hearing you speak again in the future.

John Peters, President Essex Golf Union

I wanted to write to you to say thank you for entertaining at our fundraising ball.

I thought your comedy sketch was fantastic and really helped to liven up the room after the main auction.

We wouldn't hesitate to invite you back in the future and would of course recommend you to anyone looking for a comedy act to support their event.

Catherine Books, Regional fundraiser rainbow trust children's charity