20TH MARCH – 31st MAY 2024


“a show with a dark edge but delivered with utmost skill and affability…a treat” ★★★★

Sharon Lougher, Metro

“As the voiceover of a generation he’s become a national sensation” 

Samuel Fishwick, Evening Standard

“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist” ★★★★

Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday


14th February 2024 – Following co-creating and starring in two series of his ITV comedy sitcom Buffering, releasing an Amazon Prime stand-up special Failing Upwards and continuing as the iconic voice of Love Island, Bafta-winning comedian Iain Stirling (Taskmaster) announces extra dates, including a homecoming Edinburgh show, to his biggest UK & Ireland tour ever, Relevant.

From the 20th March, Iain is now set to bring his intuitive razor-sharp humour to 32 theatres, with extra dates including Bristol’s Old Vic on 1st May, Brighton’s Theatre Royal on 5th May, Liverpool’s St Georges Hall on 30th May and the tour culminating with the Edinburgh native performing at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on the 31st May.

Tickets for extra shows go on general sale on Friday 16th February at 10am, with an exclusive fan pre-sale starting on Thursday 15th February at 11am for those for those signed up to the official mailing list at  iaindoesjokes.com

Iain is known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2), and spin off series Love Island USA (ITVX), which are in their eleventh and fifth series respectively. In January 2024, Love Island returned to South Africa for the first series of Love Island: All Stars, featuring previous fan-favourite contestants returning to the villa for a second chance of love, and continues to resume on ITV2 and ITVX.

Following his success on Love Island, Iain appeared in series 8 of Taskmaster (Dave), released his first stand-up special Failing Upwards (Amazon Prime Video) and co-created and starred in his refreshingly relatable comedy sitcom Buffering (ITV2). In 2022, Iain bought his signature comedy across the pond as the voice of Love Island USA (Peacock).


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This adds to an extensive list of television credits including The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, Celebrity Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4); Blankety Blank, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, Pointless CelebritiesSaturday Kitchen and The One Show (BBC One);  The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max); Comedians Watching Football with Friends (Sky One); The Jonathan Ross Show, The Chase: Celebrity Special and Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV); Rod Gilbert’s Growing Pains  The Comedy Bus, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History, and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).

Iain also hosts Murder They Wrote, a hit UK true-crime podcast, alongside Laura Whitmore, on BBC Sounds.

Iain released his first book about millennials, Not F*cking Ready To Adult, through HarperCollins, along with a companion podcast of the same name.

For more information please contact: Victoria Wedderburn and Tara Dein at Avalon on Vwedderburn@avalonuk.com or TDein@avalonuk.com


Other Things The Press Has Said About Iain Stirling

“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

“one of the most celebrated comedians of his generation…he’s now going global”
Emma Pryer, OK Magazine

“Love the Stirling work…Brilliant stand-up” ★★★★
Ed Gleave, The Daily Star

“brilliant stand-up”
The Daily Mail

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

What The Press Has Said About Iain Stirling’s sitcom Buffering

“Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja’s sitcom is a rare bird, an ITV sitcom with funny jokes”
Helen Stewart, The Sunday Times

“a clear upgrade: the script is tighter, the jokes are funnier, the characters are given their own space to shine.”
Isobel Lewis, The Independent

“It’s a level of expertise that clearly shows… it is in the finest traditions of twentysomething sitcoms such as Friends… tear-jerking and heart-warming.”
The Times

“It’s Iain, he’s hilarious, he’s got a new show out… the headline of your character is brilliant, I watched it, I howled, I fell off the bed… it’s very fast-moving… it reminds me of Modern Family”
Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2

“We love Buffering…it’s such a great, fun show and you get to go on these fabulous adventures…I love that Phil Fletcher features…a puppeting legend… do watch it… love the episode, by the way, where you go to the friends in the countryside, very funny. Brilliant”
Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

“Buffering does have the pacey feel of an American sitcom with storylines and jokes jostling for your attention… a strong ensemble cast… the plot is more ambitious than you might expect for ITV2…Bugeja was big on structure, Stirling wanted to get as many jokes in as possible. Judging by the first episode they have reached a successful compromise”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“A funny sitcom…a meditation on the myriad challenges of millennial life…zippy, gag-dense…features the sort of narrative threads you might expect to see in a gritty sitcom”
Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian

Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday

 “Guys, this is brilliant, I think you’re brilliant, I loved this, I loved how fast-paced it was, I loved how it wasn’t afraid to go for a punchline, there was some real big laugh out loud moments”
Patrick Kielty, BBC Radio 5 Live

 “I absolutely loved it…within a few days I had binge-watched the whole series and found myself frantically googling to find out if there would be another…it even manages to balance funny moments with emotional ones, which isn’t easy. I’d recommend giving it a go on ITV Hub”
Ed Gleave, Daily Star

“it’s brilliant, really funny, brilliantly written”
Ed Gamble, Taskmaster Podcast

“I enjoyed it enormously”
Hugo Rifkind, Times Radio / The Times

“zippy…Buffering’s flatsharers grapple with many of these existential generational anxieties, though not at the expense of quickfire gags”
Neil Batey, Drama Quarterly

“Having seen the whole series in one go, I loved it, it’s one that is definitely filthy, what I’m really impressed by, is Iain, with how you’ve obviously drawn to some extent your experience in children’s TV into this in terms of source material”
Scott Bryan, BBC Radio 5 Live

“a wonderful comedian…a national treasure… it’s [Buffering] f****** great”
Brett Goldstein, Films to Be Buried With Podcast

“Hilariously surreal experiences…Stirling set out to make a series abounding with punchlines. Yet Buffering doesn’t shy away from the more difficult topics”
Caitlin Danaher, Royal Television Society

“Buffering was my number one choice [on show recommendations] all the way through series one…I really enjoyed it…it’s a really, really fun show. An amazing cast…it’s a genuinely emotional show”
Matthew Crosby, Radio X

 “[Iain] certainly has a more thoughtful side, too. It’s something that’s demonstrated his new sitcom Buffering…The show is packed full of funny moments…(a particular highlight being the desperate lengths Iain’s character will go to guest star on The Chase) but it doesn’t shy away from the more serious ones, either.”
Rowena Henley, Bustle

“Prepare to LOL”
The Sun