As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and also the current face of CBBC. He burst onto the comedy scene whilst studying for a Law degree at Edinburgh University, being placed second in both the Paramount Funniest Student final (2009), and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year final (2009). Just one week after graduating, Iain found himself on a train down to London to begin presenting on CBBC and just two years later he received a BAFTA nomination for 'Best Children's Presenter'
Iain has played at some of the most established gigs in the country, including the Stand (Edinburgh and Glasgow), the Comedy Store (London and Manchester), The Glee and The Brighton Komedia, and was dubbed one of Scotland’s “hottest newcomers” (The Scotsman), after his performance at Glasgow Old Fruit Market to over 750 people. He has supported Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert on tour and last year appeared in The Comedy Zone, the most prestigious new act showcase at the Edinburgh Festival.
Iain can be seen presenting on CBBC every weekday afternoon. He has developed and written for a number of other CBBC projects, and is also presenting two new CBBC programmes this year, Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic and 12 Again. His love of football has led him to commentate for CBBC’s Red Button coverage of the World Cup and he has also appeared on CBBC’s Match Of The Day Kickabout.
Last summer, Iain filmed the third series of All Over The Place, this time in the USA, before taking his first solo show, Happy To Be The Clown?, to the Edinburgh Festival which was so successful that it had a reprise at the Soho Theatre in January.
Iain is currently working on a new show which he will take to the Edinburgh Festival this year.