Ian Irving is a Corporate Comedian and After-Dinner Speaker.
Ian is one of the most popular and sought after entertainers on the After Dinner Speaking circuit.
He can tailor his performance to suit the client’s requirements, and has the ability, and confidence to ensure that the client’s event runs smoothly and efficiently, and most importantly, that the guests are equally relaxed and entertained.
Ian Irving has become very popular appearing around the world speaking alongside many other celebrity speakers including ex Prime Minister John Major, MPs William Hague, Tony Banks, Steven Norris, and Ann Widdecombe, and sporting legends such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Henry Cooper, Alan Shearer, Ian Rush, Alan Ball, Martin O’Neil, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Matt Dawson, Alec Stewart, Graham Gooch, Phil Tufnell, Austin Healey and Ray Clemence, among many others…
Sport is a major part in Ian Irving’s life, his hobbies include Golf, Skiing, Football, Karate, and Cricket.
One of his many sporting achievements includes winning The Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic in Portugal and also The Russ Abbot Golf Classic – both major trophies in entertainment circles.
Golf is Ian Irving’s speciality subject as he plays in many corporate events during the year.
Ian was the preferred choice to perform for the Variety Club Golf Classic in Mauritius, the Variety Club Sunshine Classic held at Wentworth, the Robert Sangster Celebrity Golf Classic held in Barbados, and the PGA Annual Lunch with Seve Ballesteros.
Ian Irving has the ability to incorporate sports-related material into an entertaining and amusing routine which he has performed for the England & Australian rugby teams, West Indian & England Cricket teams, the Manchester United reunion dinner, Nottingham Forest 1980 European cup Winners reunion dinner, plus many other top sporting events around the country all with great results.
He regularly appears at a variety of events varying in sizes, which can range from the large occasions at prestigious venues such as The Savoy, The Guildhall, Claridges and The Great Room, to more intimate venues such as The Ivy, also Golfing venues St Andrews, Wentworth, The Belfry, Sunningdale, for which he is equally at home in all these settings.
Other attributes include hosting award ceremonies, such as the Comedy Awards, Television & Radio Industries Awards, British Insurance Brokers Association Awards, Construction Marketing Awards, National House Building Council Awards, also many private company events, and was the top billing Cabaret for celebrating Lord Richard Attenborough’s 80th Birthday party.
With reputation second to none, you can hire speaker Ian Irving with confidence that your event will be a success.