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Ian Stone Announces Edinburgh Fringe Show & UK Tour


‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together’

Ian Stone will return to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024 with a brand new show, ‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together,’ from 1-25 August (excluding the 12th) at Counting House Ballroom at 4pm – Free & Unticketed. He will also embark on his first UK national tour, kicking off in Leicester at Firebug on 15 September, touching London’s Comedy Store on 18 November, and ending in Birmingham at The Glee Club on 29 November.

Keeping it Together

Ian IS keeping it together but only just. Yes, he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking but what does it matter when the Tories are still in power, there’s war in the Middle East, and Donald Trump could be allowed back (back!!) into the White House? How can there be such terrible pain and suffering in the world even though Ian always rates his WhatsApp calls, package delivery, and parking experience? And what happens to all the pens he buys? These and other questions will get the answers they deserve.

Critical Acclaim

Ian Stone is “A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour” according to The Times. He has been ranked as “one of the top ten comedians in the UK” by The Independent and The Guardian has described him as “Seriously funny.” His show at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Ian Stone will Make it Better,’ played to packed houses and won a Spirit of The Fringe award.

Broadcasting and Writing

Ian is a prolific broadcaster and author, known for his appearances on satirical, political, and sports TV and radio shows. Currently, he presents “The Football’s On” on TNT Sports and also hosts the “Handbrake Off,” the Athletic’s Arsenal podcast, where he talks about his favourite team, Arsenal FC. Their first live show recording in November was a sold-out success at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

As an author, he wrote the book “To Be Someone,” part autobiography, part social history, and part love letter to Paul Weller and The Jam. Ian has written for various publications, including an op-ed for Chortle entitled “Why is there so little political comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe?” which was cited by The Observer and The Guardian in an article about how “standup has taken a sharp turn towards inner trauma in recent years.” Ian also had guest columns published in Men’s Fitness and a monthly column in The Arsenal Magazine.

Show Details

Ian will perform at Edinburgh Counting House Ballroom from 1-25 August at 4pm (excluding the 12th). The UK tour starts in September 2024.

Ian Stone is Keeping it Together UK Tour 2024

  • 1-25 August (not 12th) – Edinburgh – Counting House Ballroom at 4pm – Free & Unticketed
  • 13 September – Leicester, Firebug – Buy Tickets
  • 14 September – Liverpool, Hot Water Comedy Club – Buy Tickets
  • 19 September – Grantham, Guildhall Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • 21 September – Milton Keynes, The Stables – Buy Tickets
  • 17 October – Brighton, The Forge – Buy Tickets
  • 18 October – Southampton, The Attic – Buy Tickets
  • 19 October – Leeds, The Wardrobe – Buy Tickets
  • 23 October – Aldershot, The West End Centre – Buy Tickets
  • 24 October – Biggleswade, Bigg Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • 6 November – Maidenhead, Norden Farm – Buy Tickets
  • 7 November – Lyme Regis, Marine Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • 8 November – Bristol, Hen And Chickens – Buy Tickets
  • 9 November – Bordon, Phoenix Arts – Buy Tickets
  • 15 November – Guildford, Electric Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • 16 November – Newcastle, The Stand – Buy Tickets
  • 17 November – Glasgow, The Stand – Buy Tickets
  • 18 November – London, The Comedy Store – Buy Tickets
  • 22 November – Tring, Dembe Theatre (formerly The Court Theatre) – On Sale Soon
  • 23 November – Cambridge, The Junction – Buy Tickets
  • 28 November – Luton, The Hat Factory – Buy Tickets
  • 29 November – Birmingham, The Glee Club – Buy Tickets

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