Ian Moore is a dry laconic man with a mod dress sense and a pathological dislike of gladiator sandals. He is a foreigner abroad, but this is a very British man residing in France. ...
Ian Moore is a dry laconic man with a mod dress sense and a pathological dislike of gladiator sandals. He is a foreigner abroad, but this is a very British man residing in France.
Ian isn't a man who believes in years, so who knows how old he is or in what year he began his comedy career.
However in 2003, after a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, at which he appeared with Catherine Tate, Ian was one of only seven British comedians to be selected to perform at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in Canada, arguably the pinnacle of comedy festivals.
Ian has also worked as the warm up for Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and has headlined the Reading and Leeds Festival's comedy tent.
Ian Moore, although looking like a man who'll hunt you down if you touch his scooter, is actually very affable on stage, humouring even himself with his tales of life as a mod in France and insights into his views on parenting.
His experiences in France make up a weighty part of his material and you sympathise with him when, even after he crashes his car, he asks a local man coming to his aid if he is alright too, all in his O Level standard French.
In fact despite living in France for a good few years, he still uses his young son as a translator. He also likens childbirth to David Copperfield and believes that maybe other countries other than England should chant their cultural CV at football matches.
Ian doesn't confide himself to the stage though. He has appeared on a number of stand up shows on television and also on the wireless on The Fred McAuley Show on BBC Radio Scotland, The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 7 and Fighting Talk on 5 Live.
Ian is a prolific writer too, with articles about wood, salsa classes and office parties being written for such publications as Everything France and The Observer. If that wasn't enough, Ian has acted in The Bill, The Knock and feature film The Hunger.
When Ian Moore starts talking, you'll forget you are in a comedy club and feel more like you're spending an evening with an old friend. The type of friend who you will want to continue to tell you stories of his life and go on all night.
Did You Know?:
Ian Moore makes and sells his own chutney. In his words, all proceeds go towards the setting up of a Northern Soul All-Nighter in the Loire Valley.