Scots comedian swaps Love Island for the Festival

An Edinburgh comedian whose voice is entertaining the nation each night is set to return home for the Festival.

Iain Stirling is currently narrating the fourth series of ITV2’s smash-hit BAFTA-winning Love Island each night at 9pm, alongside hosting a second series of physical comedy entertainment show CelebAbility this summer.

Following recording in Mallorca, Iain is set to head home to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to present three special nights of Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals) at the EICC. From the 22–24 August at 10pm, the showcase will feature 30 of the festival’s best comedians.

Iain will then hit the road for the second, and final, tour extension of his critically-acclaimed stand-up hour U Ok Hun?x, where he explores the pressures stemming from a world of instant gratification.

After selling out the entire Edinburgh Fringe run in advance of it opening with this show last year, Iain has further lengthened the 51-date tour with 24 shows from 7 September to 2 December.

On top of this, Iain’s first book Not Ready To Adult Yet will be published through HarperCollins on the 23 August.

Looking back at his journey to adulthood, he explores why millennials are the way they are and whether that makes us self-obsessed, work-shy, mollycoddled, egomaniacs; or just a misunderstood generation with a crippling fear of failure. A weekly podcast hosted by Iain chatting around themes of the book with friends, fellow comics and his Mum launched last week.

Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has seen him sell out six shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to date and amass numerous television credits, with recent appearances including: providing the live voiceover on BAFTA (BBC One), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Saturday Kitchen (BBC One), Stand Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central) and Unspun With Matt Forde (Dave).

Tickets for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and tour extension are available through Iain’s website.

The book, Not Ready To Adult Yet is available to pre-order on Amazon now

The podcast, Not Ready To Adult Yet is available through iTunes.