RESCHEDULED FAILING UPWARDS TOUR INCLUDES 1000 FREE NHS TICKETS
“As the voiceover of a generation he’s become a national sensation” Samuel Fishwick, Evening Standard
“a show with a dark edge but delivered with utmost skill and affability…a treat” ★★★★ Sharon Lougher, Metro
27th April – Iain Stirling (Taskmaster, Love Island) has added a free matinee performance of his new stand-up show Failing Upwards at the Alexandra Palace Theatre on the 22nd November 2020 for NHS workers, ahead of his 7.45pm show on the same date which is already on general sale. The two performances form part of Iain’s rescheduled tour as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and will be filmed for his previously announced Amazon Prime Video Special, originally set to be taped in Edinburgh. Free tickets for Iain’s postponed Edinburgh King’s Theatre gigs at 5pm and 7.30pm on the 28th March 2021 are also available for NHS staff.
Iain Stirling said “I’m excited to announce I’ll be filming my first Special with Amazon Prime at the Alexandra Palace Theatre. As a thank you all tickets to this show will be free and available to NHS staff, whose hard work and dedication on the front line of Covid 19 to help save lives has been truly amazing.”
Iain’s biggest stand-up tour to date with brand-new show Failing Upwards has been rescheduled to start on 26th August 2020. Over 45 dates nationwide, Iain is set to explore topics including his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes through to 2nd May 2021. Two performances at the Alexandra Palace Theatre will be recorded for his first hour long filmed special which will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Further information on the postponed tour dates are available on Iain’s website here
Iain is best known as the voice of ITV2’s hit Love Island and is currently narrating the channel’s Stay At Home Lads initiative, a brand new advertising campaign aimed at encouraging young men to stay at home in order to beat coronavirus.
Other Things The Press Has Said About Iain Stirling
“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist” ★★★★ Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday
“An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy” Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“Love Island is really funny, thanks in no small part to Scottish comedian Iain Stirling’s voiceover” Tim Jonze, The Guardian
“This summer Stirling is also establishing himself as the voice of the British millennial” Hattie Crisell, The Times
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About Iain Stirling
Alongside narrating six series of BAFTA-winning Love Island, Iain Stirling has competed in BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE), starred in his own 30 minute special on Comedy Central Live (Comedy Central), hosted four series of physical comedy entertainment CelebAbility (ITV2) and appeared on Comedy Bus (Comedy Central). Other television credits include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Comedians Watching Football with Friends (Sky One), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Saturday Kitchen (BBC One), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4), plus an array of panel shows, such as Celebrity Juice, Fake Reaction, Safe Word (ITV2) and Virtually Famous (E4).
Iain’s previous critically-acclaimed stand-up show U Ok Hun?x sold out the entire Edinburgh Festival Fringe in advance of it opening and the subsequent national tour was twice extended. He released his first book about millennials, Not F*cking Ready To Adult, through HarperCollins in May 2018, with the paperback currently available.
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