Ian Irving brings his unique style of humour to every size of event or venue from The Savoy, The Guildhall, and The Grosvenor Hotel Great Room to more intimate venues such as Ivy restaurant, St Andrews, Wentworth, The Belfry and Sunningdale.
Equally at home at more intimate gatherings he brings his own style of professionalism and entertainment to every occasion.
His first television appearance was on Surprise, Surprise, in 1987, and in the same year he was in the finals of the national talent show New Faces. Experienced on both sides of the camera, he has been a warm up artist for TV favourites Blankety Blank & Fast Friends with Les Dawson, Brush strokes with Carl Howman, In Sickness and in Health with Warren Mitchell and Bread. He performed live on Pebble Mill and Kilroy which led to a walk on part in the TV series The Chief.
His appearance on Celebrity Squares with Bob Monkhouse led to his own half hour TV show called Stand and Deliver.
On the After Dinner-speaking circuit, Ian has worked with sporting luminaries including Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Henry Cooper, Seve Ballesteros, Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Brian Clough, Ray Clements, Sir Nick Faldo, Kevin Keegan, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Alec Stewart, Matt Dawson, Austin Healy, Phil Tuffnell, Graham Gooch, Phil Tuffnel, Gordon Greenidge, Nigel Mansell, Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Ian Rush, Alan Ball, Martin O’Neil, Trevor Francis, Barry McGuigan, Allan lamb, Willie John McBride, Gareth Edwards and Bill Beaumont. Ian has also shared a podium with many political luminaries such as ex-Prime Minister John Major, MPs William Hague, Tony Banks, Steven Norris, Robert Kilroy Silk, RT Hon Lord Hattersley and Ann Widdecombe.
Irving has performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the UK supporting leading acts such as Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Elkie Brooks, Jim Davidson, Russ Abbott, Bonnie Tyler, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The Drifters and The Jersey Boys.
Ian has appeared at the world famous London Palladium, as well as Her Majesty’s Theatre in London .
Irving is also very proud to be a member of the Grand order of Water Rats, and was the Captain of The Variety Club of Britain Golf Society 2010.