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Ian Lane

FINALIST: New Comedian Of The Year 2014

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A performer once described by Broadway Baby as both “sharp” and “likeable enough”, Ian is on a mission to capitalise on this potent combination of wit and criteria-meeting affability with a set that draws upon absurdist autobiography, obtuse one-liners and Post-It note poems, all delivered in a manner once described as "like an evil Joel Dommett" (Luke Benson).

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A London-based comic, he has reached the final of the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year competition, been broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as part of the semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award, won/survived numerous gong shows ('King Gong; Beat The Frog; Up The Creek's The Blackout), and performed in the main hall at The Barbican as part of a comedy event that was streamed worldwide.
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^^Promoters and clubs that he has gigged for include Glee Club (Birmingham and Cardiff), Bearcat, Komedia Brighton (Comic Boom), Mirth Control, Crack Comedy, Backyard Comedy Club, Comedy Knights, Oi Oi Comedy, Joke Klub and Comedy Cafe. In the upcoming months, you will be able to see him performing at Pulp Comedy (opening 20s), XS Malarkey (paid 15), Hot Water (Saturday middle 15) and Downstairs At The King's Head (Sundays), amongst others.

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Quotes:

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"Ian Lane is an exciting new comedian doing inventive, unique routines which sync perfectly with his logical and methodical voice. I've seen him charm tame audiences with his tightly scripted flights of fancy and tackle rowdy rooms with the confident sea legs of someone who clearly lives to gig. He is an irresistibly bookable alternative comedian." Bobby Carroll, Comedy Knights

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"In a sea of identikit new comics, Ian Lane is a breath of fresh air, inventive, un-formulaic, interesting and funny - we can't wait to watch him bloom." - James Bran, Crack Comedy

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"His signature, physically-demanding closing bit was a joy to behold, transubstantiating the house red of screentop mundanity into the blood of comedy Christ." - Fat Controller Comedy

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Competitions:
^^FINALIST - Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year 2014
^^SEMI-FINALIST - BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014
^^WINNER - Comedy Cafe New Act Night (August 2014, July 2013)
^^WINNER - Beat The Frog at Manchester Frog & Bucket (December 2014)
^^WINNER - The Blackout at Up The Creek (October 2014)
^^FINALIST - Reading Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2014
^^FINALIST - Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian Of 2013
^^WINNER - Comedy Virgins Max Turner Prize 2013
^^WINNER - Laughing Horse Brighton Fringe New Act Competition 2013
^^3RD PLACE - The Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act Of The Year Award 2014

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Edinburgh Shows:
^^2013 - The Men Who Stare At Jokes (split show with Alasdair Beckett-King, Ben Clover and Tom Ward)

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Videos:
^^Available upon request.

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