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Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

BAFTA-winning comedian, national sensation and extremely funny Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour to the Festival Theatre with brand new show, RELEVANT!

Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

About Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

The BAFTA-winning comedian, ‘national sensation’ (Evening Standard) and ‘extremely funny’ (Daily Telegraph) Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show for 2024.

As the iconic voice of Love Island, star and writer of sitcom Buffering on ITV, and with his own stand-up special, Failing Upwards, on Prime Video, Iain hits the road once more with a brand-new hour (of jokes) in his biggest tour to date! (It’s called RELEVANT if you’re interested).

Touring the UK and Ireland in 2024.

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