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Iain Stirling to stop off at the Music Hall on Failing Upwards tour


By David Porter

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Following appearing on our screens this summer with his debut sitcom, Buffering, Love Island and CelebAbility (ITV2), BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling (Taskmaster) comes to the Music Hall, Aberdeen for two shows on Tuesday November 9 and Wednesday, November 10.

The 71-date tour will see Iain explore topics including his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Iain recently created, wrote and starred in Buffering (ITV2), a 6-part sitcom following Iain, a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids, and his friends who are all navigating that age where they’re too old for nightclubs but too poor for mortgages.

Part of a generation who are told they must live the perfect life, these friends discover it’s not only ok but healthy to fail, over and over again.

Iain is best known as the acclaimed voice of the hit BAFTA-winning reality show Love Island (ITV2) spanning seven series.

Following the success of Love Island, he appeared in series eight of Taskmaster (Dave) and hosted four series of CelebAbility (ITV2). This adds to an extensive list of television credits including: The Russell Howard Hour and Comedians Watching Football with Friends (Sky One), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV1), Celebrity Gogglebox (Ch4) and The Comedy Bus, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). Iain co-wrote and hosted six series of the comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC) which saw him win 2018’s RTS Scotland’s On-Screen Personality and 2017’s Children’s BAFTA Best Presenter Award (2017).

An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, Iain has performed five sold-out and critically acclaimed shows, including U OK Hun? X (2017) which sold out the entire Edinburgh Fringe run in advance. He released his first book about millennials, Not F*cking Ready To Adult, through HarperCollins in May 2018, along with a companion podcast of the same name.

Tickets for both shows are on sale now and are available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre


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