VOICE OF LOVE ISLAND AND BAFTA-WINNING COMEDIAN IAIN STIRLING BRINGS FORWARD THE RELEASE DATE FOR HIS FIRST BOOK AHEAD OF EMBARKING ON SECOND TOUR EXTENSION

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“Iain Stirling is enjoying his moment in the sun… As the voiceover of a generation he’s become a national sensation” Samuel Fishwick, Evening Standard

“This summer Stirling is also establishing himself as the voice of the British millennial” Hattie Crisell, The Times

“The show has taken over all of our lives, our evenings and our Twitter feeds – and much of that is down to the voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling. The Scottish comedian provides the voiceover every kiss, every fight, every ridiculous conversation about Brexit, and makes Love Island the unmissable show it is.” Emma Kelly, Metro

It was announced today, Tuesday 10th July, that HarperCollins has moved forward the release date of Iain Stirling’s first book Not Ready To Adult Yet by two weeks from the 23rd to the 9th August and is available as an eBook now. The “witty, reflective take on millennials” (Evening Standard) looks back at his journey to adulthood, why the generation are the way they are and whether that makes us self-obsessed, work-shy, mollycoddled, egomaniacs; or just misunderstood with a crippling fear of failure.

Iain continues to enjoy widespread acclaim for writing and voicing witty one-liners on the fourth series of BAFTA-winning Love Island, which recently became ITV2’s most watched show in the history of the channel after last Monday’s episode peaked at 4 million viewers and was seen by an average audience of 3.4 million. The show also pulled in the highest 16-to-34-year-old audience of any digital channel programme ever, with 1.7 million young viewers watching out of the total 3.4 million.

Following recording in Mallorca, Iain is set to head home to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to present three special nights of Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals) at the EICC. From the 22nd – 24th August at 10pm, the showcase will feature thirty of the festival’s best comedians. Iain then hits the road for the second, and final, tour extension of his critically-acclaimed stand-up hour U Ok Hun?x, where he explores the pressures stemming from a world of instant gratification. In response to selling out the entire Edinburgh Fringe run in advance of it opening and an additional set of tour shows, Iain has further lengthened the 51-date tour with 24 performances from 7th September to the 2nd December.

Alongside Love Island, Iain is currently on our screens hosting a second series of ITV2’s Broadcast Digital Award nominated CelebAbility which is regularly peaking at over 1 million viewers per episode. He’s also released a weekly podcast chatting around themes of the new book with friends, fellow comics and his Mum which has reached number 1 in the iTunes Podcast charts.

Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has seen him sell out 6 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to date and amass numerous television credits, with recent appearances including: providing the live voiceover on BAFTA (BBC One), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Saturday Kitchen (BBC One), Stand Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central) and Unspun With Matt Forde (Dave).

Tickets for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and tour extension are available through Iain’s website, the book, Not Ready To Adult Yet is available to pre-order on Amazon now and the podcast, Not Ready To Adult Yet is available through iTunes

 

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WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT IAIN STIRLING

“Love Island is really funny, thanks in no small part to Scottish comedian Iain Stirling’s voiceover” Tim Jonze, The Guardian

“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist” ★ ★ ★ ★ Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday

★ ★ ★ ★ Sharon Lougher, Metro

“An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy” The Telegraph, Rupert Hawksley

“His Love Island commentary is the stuff of legend” Miranda Knox, OK!

“Unforgiving and hilarious” David Stephenson, The Sunday Express

“Outside Love Island he’s busy putting his inside track on the zeitgeist to good use. His new podcast and book, Not Ready to Adult Yet, is a witty, reflective take on millennials” Samuel Fishwick, Evening Standard

 “Iain’s wryly-observed voiceover has become one of the things that has made Love Island unmissable”

Bill Gibb, The Sunday Post

“As millions tune in every night to find out the latest exploits of “the beautiful people” in their Majorcan villa, Stirling’s brand of affectionate sarcasm cuts through the posing to bring them back down to earth….his well-timed barbs and mockery have made him a household name among reality TV fans” Debbie Jackson, BBC

 “Love Island wouldn’t be the same without Iain Stirling’s hilarious voiceover comments” Kyle O’Sullivan, The Daily Mirror

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