After receiving viral acclaim from narrating on ITV 2’s hit show Love Island in the summer, performing a completely sold out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, hosting US YouTube sensations JOE SUGG and CASPAR LEE (over 14 million followers) on the UK leg of their tour in October and being awarded Best Presenter at the Children’s BAFTAs over the weekend, stand-up comedian IAIN STIRLING will bring his fifth show Onwards! to UK theatres in the New Year. Exploring the perception of his generation within today’s society, as well as looking at their function within it, IAIN will provide “an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation” (The Guardian Guide) from 2nd February to the 31st March.

IAIN returned to voice the second series of Love Island (ITV2) alongside presenter CAROLINE FLACK earlier this year, which enjoyed a peak of 1.8 million and a consolidated average of 1.4 million viewers (over 830,000 more than in series one). His role writing and narrating on the show was significantly acknowledged in the press, with praise including “the hilarious Scottish narrator brings some serious banter to the show with his punchy one-liners” (Daily Mail), “offering up short, sharp and smart thoughts…Stirling adds topical panel show vibe to proceedings” (Radio Times) and “voiceover genius” (Cosmopolitan). Most recently IAIN joined the panel on Virtually Famous (E4) and was a guest on The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), adding to a list of multiple television credits including  Pumped (BBC Three), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Fake Reaction and Safe Word (ITV2) and Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three). A driving force behind the concept of comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), IAIN has co-written and hosted four series which has seen celebrity guests including ROMESH RANGANATHAN, JOEL DOMMETT and SUSAN CALMAN and for which he has recently been awarded Best Presenter (Children’s BAFTA), following three nominations prior to this, and was awarded Best Children’s Programme (BAFTA Scotland) last year.

A regular voice on the radio too, IAIN has made appearances on shows including The Now Show and Dilemma (both BBC Radio 4), Afternoon Edition (BBC Radio 5 Live), Cel Spellman (BBC Radio One) and recorded a Radio One takeover.

IAIN burst onto the comedy scene whilst studying for a Law degree at Edinburgh University, reaching the finals of both the Paramount Funniest Student competition (2009), and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year competition (2009). He has since performed stand-up shows Happy To Be The Clown? (2012), Iain Stirling At Home (2013), Everything (2014), Touchy Feely (2015) and Onwards! (2016) which have been met with rave reviews and played to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Just one week after graduating, IAIN found himself on a train down to London to begin presenting on CBBC where he has worked on a number of projects, including: Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic, 12 Again, All Over the Place and The Dog Ate My Homework. His love of football has led him to commentate for CBBC’s Red Button Coverage of the World Cup and he has also appeared on CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout and Hawksbee and Jacobs (talkSPORT).



Provides an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation The Guardian

One of Scotland’s hottest newcomers The Scotsman

A very bright, peppy prospect. The Independent

Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you’re-not-qualities associated with the world’s leading comics **** The List

Lovely satirical description Chortle


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Hilarious Scottish narrator brings some serious banter to the show with his punchy one-liners Daily Mail

Love Island’s voiceover artist became the surprise new star of comedy iNews

Offering up short, sharp and smart thoughts…Stirling also adds a topical panel show vibe to proceedings Radio Times

The surprise hit of the ITV2 show thanks to his commentary The Sun

His witty one-liners have made him an instant hit with viewers Mirror

Voiceover genius Cosmopolitan

There’s no denying one of the highlights of the show is those witty voiceovers Metro

Quickly becoming the real star of the ITV2 show… the man everyone is talking about.​ Digital Spy

Love Island would not be the same without the witty remarks and sassy one-liners from the Scottish narrator OK! Magazine

His witty one liners and sarcasm have surely earned him top spot as one of the most recognisable voices at the moment Daily Star

100% up there in the legend category Capital FM

Love Island’s narrator Iain Stirling has had us in stitches… The Scottish comedian’s commentary on the ITV2 show is always brilliant Reveal Magazine

He’s so, so good at it, isn’t he?! Look Magazine

The funniest man on the show Celebs Now

The 28-year-old is quickly emerging as our favourite star of the ITV2 show…diamond chat Daily Record

Love Island fans have lapped up Iain’s hilarious commentary The Scottish Sun



02-Feb-17 Colchester Arts Centre
03-Feb-17 Birmingham, The Glee
04-Feb-17 Carshalton, Sutton Back Door @ The Seacombe Studio
10-Feb-17 Taunton Tacchi Morris
11-Feb-17 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn Walker Theatre
17-Feb-17 Brighton, Komedia
24-Feb-17 Leicester, The Cookie
25-Feb-17 Barnsley Civic Theatre
26-Feb-17 Salford, The Lowry
27-Feb-17 Durham Gala Theatre
03-Mar-17 Aylesbury Limelight Theatre
05-Mar-17 Coventry, Warwick Arts
12-Mar-17 Edinburgh, The Stand
13-Mar-17 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree Theatre
14-Mar-17 Glasgow, The Stand
16-Mar-17 Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
19-Mar-17 Newcastle, The Stand
24-Mar-17 Crawley, Hawth Studio
31-Mar-17 Lowther Pavilion Theatre