Ian Macdonald

Comedian in Newbury, United Kingdom

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I'm a Stand-up Comedian but also enjoy compering, after dinner speaking, and hosting quizzes. conference entertainment, or Open Mic' Events.
I run Ethos Comedy in Newbury

Ian Macdonald has been gigging since he made 400 vicars laugh (at the same time!) and realized that Stand Up Comedy was the mid-life crisis he was searching for. Delivering his own brand of cheerful incredulity, he has been described 'warm,' 'full of heart' and 'very very funny.'

" a superb compere, setting up the atmosphere and expectation perfectly" Tony Vino

"Clean, clever and full of heart, Ian's comedy runs the full gamut from personal to political" Ace Space, Newbury

"very very funny" John Ryan

"a fantastic, warm presence and very very funny material" Fitzroy Club, Primrose Hill

* There's a snippet of me in action from the link at the top of the page, or by clicking through to this 360 video of an evening at the Fitzroy club ( I come on at minute 42)
* Semi finalist in the 'Laughing Horse' national New Act competition 2015
* Regular contributor to the Bad Libel Satirical podcast

In addition to being a comedian, I am a "laughter Yoga" leader, and certified to deliver the Livability "Happiness Course." I also speak on themes such as: faith, spirituality, philosophy, well-being, fear, happiness and laughter.

You can contact me on 07899 907 135 or ian.charles.macdonald@gmail.com
(Photography by Richard Markham)


July 26th: Stein Garten, Southampton
Aug 17th - 19th Opening for Martin Huburn "Tiptonite" Edinburgh Fringe
Sept 8th: Ace Space, Newbury
Sept 25th: Leicester Square New Comedian Competition, Holborn
Oct 4th: Fat Fox, Portsmouth
Oct 6th: Ace Space, Newbury
Oct 11th: MC-ing. Midlands
Oct 28th: Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum
Nov 1st/2nd: 'Laughter' Residential
Nov 3rd: Ace Space, Newbury
Nov 9th: Solent Comedy, Southsea
Nov 17th: Cafe Create, Nailsea
Nov 29th: Clergy Well-Being day
May 1st: Swanwick, Derbyshire

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