Spaniard/Welshman Ignacio Lopez has been performing stand-up in English for five years.
Splitting his time between Spain and the UK, he has become a much demanded opener, closer and mc, entertaining with his unique brand of sarcastic observations and witty lines, offering audiences a taste of what it's like to be the outsider and sometimes combining music and comedy, parodying famous songs to show cultural differences with hilarious results.
In 2011, Ignacio beat thousands of comedians to appear in the final 10 competing in ITV1's 'Show Me The Funny' in the UK. He also appeared on Spanish Television, IB3's 'Noches de Comedia' performing in Spanish and on children's TV show 'Tati's Hotel' which aired in the UK and Canada on The Disney Channel.
2012 was the year Ignacio hit the festivals and had successful runs at Machynlleth, Edinburgh and Brighton. He also performed a run of theatre shows with 'Comedy Sheep', a South Wales Comedy group. His success at the festivals led to a booking at the Camden Comedy Crawl alongside names such as Andrew Maxwell, Sean Hughes, Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns, whom he later supported at Neath Comedy Festival.
Recently Ignacio performed his solo show "Spain's Best Export" in Fratton Park, Portsmouth FC's ground, as part of a successful world record attempt for longest stand-up comedy show. Comedian and organiser, Joe Wells, singled out Ignacio's performance as his highlight of the show in The Guardian.
After appearing on SKY Showcase's 'The Welsh Show', Ignacio also took his solo show to Reading Fringe Festival, Cardiff Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Regular paid bookings from:
Glee Club (20 minutes opener + closer)
Jongleurs (30 minutes opener + mc)
Last Minute Comedy Club (30 minutes opener)
The Clown's Pocket (20 minutes)
The Oslo Comedy Club (30 minute closer)
Sony (Champions League Final)
Ignacio has also performed at military gigs and music festivals.
'Impressive... I was totally taken in' - Alan Davies
'May actually have been a stroke of genius' - Digital Spy
'Possessed the same sort of flair as the Spanish football team with a pitch perfect set' - South Wales Echo
"Charming and funny" - Reading Post
"Talented and clever" - South Wales Evening Post