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Ep. 346 - Ian Smith+

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2023 Ian Smith is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, Just A Minute and his own comedy-documentary Girl Stuck in Basketball Hoop. Ian’s 2023 Edinburgh Fringe show Crushing was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and runner-up in Next Up's Biggest Award in Comedy. Ian is also a talented actor – starting off as a lead in BBC2 sitcom Popatron. He has gone on to star alongside Katherine Parkinson in Sky comedy Officially Special and have a leading role in BBC1 drama, The Ark - as well as a number of supporting roles including The Emily Atack Show, Siblings, Pls Like and BBC drama The Syndicate. Ian has written on The News Quiz, The Now Show, Newsjack, Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week. He is the co-host of the Northern News podcast, alongside Amy Gledhill - which was featured in The Guardian’s “best podcasts of 2023 so far”. He has a forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up series commissioned for 2024 and will be touring his Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominated show.


Ian Smith is guest number 346 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .


For tour dates and tickets, visit - iansmithcomedian.co.uk


Follow Ian Smith on Twitter & Instagram @Iansmithcomedy .


Follow My Time Capsule on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @MyTCpod .


Follow Michael Fenton Stevens on Twitter: @fentonstevens & Instagram @mikefentonstevens .


Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .

Music by Pass The Peas Music .

Artwork by matthewboxall.com .


This podcast is proud to be associated with the charity Viva! Providing theatrical opportunities for hundreds of young people.

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