Comedian in Newbury, United Kingdom
I'm a huge fan of laughter, pursuing this mainly as a Stand-Up Comedian. I also though run 'Laughter Yoga' sessions, MC events, teach comedy, run laughter and happiness workshops. and do after-dinner speaking.
I'm the MC for Ethos Comedy in Newbury
SHORT BIO PIECE:
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" Ace Space
“Ian was masterful and captured his audience” Clive Newlin, Blandford Forum Comedy Exchange
"very very funny" John Ryan
"a fantastic, warm presence and very very funny material" Fitzroy Club, Primrose Hill
"Our headliner, Ian Macdonald, delivered a joyous, clean, well-crafted routine full of big laughs" Coffee n' Comedy
I've been gigging since early 2014, with nearly 200 performances to date. I'm active on the 'open circuit' but enjoying an increasing number of longer and paid slots. .
* Semi finalist in the 'Laughing Horse' national New Act competition 2015
* Finalist "Laugh out Loud" Competition, Wimborne
UPCOMING GIGS & BOOKINGS:
With only a minimal number of venues open there is little happening at the moment. I am though encouraged to see the creativity in the industry with avenues such as drive-in, park, boat and garden gigs among the things being experimented with. I look forward to a return to regular gigging when the Circuit is able to fully function again.
Stay safe, Be Kind