CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2009 (Current FINALIST)
PARAMOUNT STUDENT COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2009 (RUNNER-UP)
SCOTTISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2008 (FINALIST)
Iain is a stand-up, writer and presenter from Edinburgh now based in London. Having started stand-up whilst in his final year of Law at Edinburgh University, a year which saw him make the final of both the Paramount Funniest Student and Chortle Student Comedian of the Year competitions, he is now a regular on the UK comedy circuit. Having been dubbed one of Scotland's 'hottest newcomers' by The Scotsman after his performance in front of 750 people at the Glasgow Fruitmarket, he has progressed at an alarming rate and now gigs all over the UK including The Stand (Glasgow and Edinburgh), The Comedy Store (Manchester and London), Off The Kerb and various smaller clubs.
As a presenter Iain currently presents on the CBBC channel along with his trusty canine puppet sidekick 'Hacker'. As well as working as a writer on a number of projects for the likes of CBBC and BBC Scotland. He is relatively unsure as to how these fact manifested themselves, but it very much glad they did.
"He’s got an innate sense of timing, with perfect pace and phrasing to enliven the routine" -
Steve Bennett, Chortle
"I've not seen anyone so young, as relaxed and at home on stage, since watching early Daniel Kitson" -
Sanjeev Kohli, 'Navid' from BBC's 'Still Game'
"hilariously grotesque" -
"Bright young thing" -
"If this audience were a jury his cutesy, cheeky persona would get him let off of a murder charge." -
Ha Ha Comedy, Scottish Comedian of The Year
"Wonderful... Very cool chatty endearing comic, made everyone want to hug him and enjoy his boy-ish charm." -
Janey Godley, Scottish Comedy legend
"The MC for the proceedings was the fresh-faced and energetic Iain Stirling who did his ringmaster's job with aplomb, keeping the energy going and the crowd upbeat. The only pity being they never got to see his own act" -
Neil McEwan, Edinburgh Evening News