Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. He's a member of the Comedy Store's critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team. Ian also received a nomination in 2012 for the BEST SHOW at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.
He has performed all over the world including Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.
"Seriously funny" The Guardian
"…like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses" The List
On ESPN in 2013, Ian presented Off The Ball, a weekly comedy sports panel show. The guest list read like a who’s who of the nations favourite comedy talent and included Alan Davies, Dara OBriain, Lee Mack, Omid Djalili, Ardal OHanlon, Phil Jupitus and Milton Jones. On FA Cup Final Day in 2013, he presented a version of the show as part of ESPN’s coverage from Wembley Stadium. In May 2014, the show was renamed The Football's On and moved to BT Sport and is running throughout the 2014/2015 season. Guests have included Frankie Boyle, Mickey Flanagan, David Baddiel and Alan Davies.
Ian's many TV appearances include two shows of Mock The Week (BBC 2), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy 2005) The Comedy Store (Ch5 - 3 appearances and 1 for The Comedy Channel), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), The Stand-Up Show (BBC 1), Saturday Live (ITV), Live at Jongleurs (ITV), two series of The Katy Brand Show for ITV2 & The 11 O'clock Show (CH4).
On Radio 5 Live, Ian is a regular guest on their flagship sports panel show Fighting Talk. In 2010, he presented Christmas Up The Front, a documentary about performing comedy for the troops in Afghanistan. During the last World Cup, he was part of the team that presented six shows of The Armchair World Cup. The show was revived for a one-off Christmas special, Armchair Premier League and returned for a series of shows during the EURO 2012 championship. He was part of the team on The Alan Davies Saturday Morning Show. He also guest presented Radio 5 Live's topical sunday morning show The Back End of Next Week
On Radio 4, Ian was a special guest on Shappi Talk and The Now Show and he has also appeared on Political Animal and twice on 'Four at the Store'. He presented a critically acclaimed football documentary entitled "Footballs Home Fans" in December 2012 and a follow up show called "Football's Loyal Fans" at the end of 2013.
On Radio 4 Extra, he has presented The Comedy Club on a number of occasions and is a regular guest on Ed Byrne's review show What's So Funny?
On Radio 2 he appeared in Hot Gossip, Claudia Winkleman’s top rated Radio Two panel show. He also co-wrote and performed in a broadcast sitcom pilot, The Sharp End starring Alistair McGowan and Michelle Gomez.
On Absolute Radio, he co-presents Rock n Roll Football with Ian Wright every saturday afternoon throughout the football season.
The show was awarded a Sony Silver Award for best sports programme in 2012.