Ian Karmel is an Emmy award winning LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer originally from Portland, Oregon. Ian was head writer for the Emmy award winning The Late Late Show with James Corden, and was one of the founding writers in the show’s 2015 re-creation.  Previously he was a staff writer and round table regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Ian’s debut memoir, T-Shirt Swim Club, co-written with his sister Alisa Karmel, will be released by the Penguin Random House imprint Harmony & Rodale Books, on June 11th 2024.  His stand-up has been featured on ConanThe Late Late Show, Comedy Central, Netflix’s The Comedy Line Up: Part 1, and as Just for Laughs New Face in 2013. His debut comedy album, 9.2 on Pitchfork, was released in 2015. Ian  hosts the weekly podcast All Fantasy Everything, from Headgum studios. Featured on many best of lists, it’s a lighthearted show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture.

Hometown hero, Ian played an instrumental role in Portland’s comedy renaissance and was voted Portland’s Funniest Person in their inaugural contest. He is also beloved for his appearances on IFC’s Portlandia, the Blazers wrap-up show Talkin’ Ball, and long running weekly column in the Portland MercuryEverything as Fuck. With roots in improv and theatre, Ian’s training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Ian currently tours as much as possible and regularly performs around Los Angeles.