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Ian Coppinger

One of Ireland’s busiest comedians Ian is a regular on the world comedy circuit having played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just for Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington comedy festivals. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who have been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and he has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Far East.

A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK, Ian has also appeared as a support act for Ardal O’Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour, including 7 sell out weeks in Dublin’s Vicar Street. Ian has also appeared on The Panel Live tour 2008 and in 2007 had 250,000 copies of his CD distributed in the news of the world.

A noted improviser, Ian is a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv (1992), where he still performs every Monday night in Dublin’s International Bar, which is Ireland’s second-longest running comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Improv have recorded two hit radio shows for RTE radio. Ian is also a regular guest with the world famous Comedy Store Players performing alongside Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Josie Lawrence and many members of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ian has also toured Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Far East as Whose Line Is It Anyway? with the original performers.

TV Credits

Stew (RTE – writer)

Couched (RTE – writer and performer)

The Stand Up Show (BBC – writer and performer, Ian wrote additional material for Ardal O’Hanlon)

The Empire Laughs Back (BBC)

Liffey Laugh (RTE)

The Lounge (RTE)

The Comedy Store (Paramount – twice)

Montreal Just For Laughs (CBC)

Radio Credits

The Comedy Improv Radio Show (RTE – 2 seasons)

The Bees of Manulla (RTE)

The O’Show (BBC)

Acting Credits

The End (short film)

Separation Anxiety (feature film)

12 Angry Men (Edinburgh Fesival 2003, Austrailia and New Zealand 2004. Also starring Bill Bailey, Steve Frost and Owen O’Neill, this became the biggest selling play ever staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Edinburgh festival 2004 and London’s West End 2004, 2005 and 2006, also starring Christian Slater, Mackenzie Crook (The Office) and Alex Kingston (Er), this became one of the biggest selling plays in recent West End history).

The Odd Couple (Edinburgh 2005. Also starring Alan Davies and Bill Bailey, this then became the biggest selling play ever staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

 

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