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Iain Stirling


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The smart-talking comedian and Love Island narrator

Always ready with a hilarious one-liner, Iain Stirling is used to grabbing people’s attention. Born in Scotland, he studied law at Edinburgh University and during his final year started dabbling in stand-up comedy.

In 2008, Stirling landed a spot in the finals for the Scottish Comedian Of The Year competition. The following year, he entered the Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year contest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and finished as the runner-up to winner Joe Lycett.

Stirling scored his first TV spot in 2010 in the CBBC children’s television programme Scoop. He then went on to present the CBBC channel alongside puppet sidekick Hacker T. Dog as well as to front several CBBC shows including Help! My Supply Teacher's Magic, All Over the Place and 12 Again, a series in which celebrities talk about what they were like when they were 12 years old.

Throughout that time, Stirling was also cutting his chops on the comedy circuit – not only performing in clubs across the country, but supporting other comedians on tour like Russell Kane.

In 2012, he appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News Extra. Stirling began working on The Dog Ate My Homework in 2014 and remained with the children’s panel show for five years. After receiving several Children’s BAFTA nominations for best presenter, he finally scooped the award in 2016.

Since 2015, Stirling has served as the voice of Love Island, becoming famous for his sassy comments and scathing quips. In between his time in the villa, he’s done stints on radio, recorded podcasts, appeared on panel shows like Taskmaster and The Russell Howard Show, and hosted the hit comedy game show Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility.

In 2018, Stirling published the book Not Ready To Adult Yet: A Totally Ill-informed Guide To Life as well as embarked on the sell-out comedy tour U OK HUN? X.

Stirling married Irish presenter Laura Whitmore known from I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Now! as well as Love Island and its spinoff in 2020.

In 2021, he announced his ITV millennial coming-of-age comedy Buffering – written with Steve Bugeja and featuring himself alongside comedians Jessie Cave, Janine Harouni, Elena Saurel and many more – would premiere. Stirling also confirmed rescheduled dates for his biggest comedy tour yet, Failing Upwards, for autumn 2021 through April 2022.


Iain Stirling is hitting the road with his latest show, Failing  Upwards, from 15 September 2021 – 28 April 2022.

Among the many UK cities Iain Stirling will visit with Failing Upwards are the following:

  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Bath
  • Northants
  • Camberley
  • Cambridge
  • Kings Lynn
  • Harrogate
  • Salford Quays
  • Coventry
  • Peterborough
  • Leicester
  • Birmingham
  • Doncaster
  • Hull
  • Huddersfield
  • Portsmouth
  • Newbury
  • Lancaster
  • Northallerton
  • Aberdeen
  • Dunfermline
  • London
  • Poole
  • Bideford
  • Lincoln
  • Bilston
  • Swindon
  • Loughborough
  • Liverpool
  • Crewe
  • Newbury
  • Northampton
  • Exeter
  • Isle of Wight
  • Carlisle
  • Newcastle
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Edinburgh
  • Falkirk
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Southport
  • Brighton

Iain Stirling constantly wonders how people manage to be normal, so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. In Failing Upwards, he'll explore his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, along with social media's constant pressure to "live your best life" and the one time a man stole his shoes. 

Tickets for Iain Stirling’s 2021 and 2022 tour dates are on sale now.