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

I am a part time vegetarian and a keen cyclist. I have one wife, three children, two dogs. .... oh and more sheds than is probably normal. I am a professionally qualified youth worker, hold a variety of outdoor education qualifications, and have an M.A in theology. I also speak at all sorts of events 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)


Apr 20th: Honest Comedy Gong Show
Apr 30th: Crofters, Bristol
May 3rd: Blacksmith, Milton Keynes
May 30th: Comedy BEAST, London
Jun 2nd: Lemon Rocket, Cheltenham
June 3rd/4th: Hampton Norreys FreeFest
June 9th: Mark Palmers night, Hersham
Jun 17th: Church Evening, Slough
Jun 21st: WAFP, Dalston
Oct 11th: MC-ing. Midlands
Nov 19th: Comedy Evening, Nailsea

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