‘The Godfather of leftfield Irish comedy'
‘The Comedians’ Comedian’
‘This man will rot in hell’
Radio 4 Listener
‘One of the most creative and intelligent comedians I’ve ever seen’
Too complimentary to include. There are limits.
‘Pre-dating and pre-empting all contemporary Irish comics, and the originator of the most influential joke of all time, Ian Macpherson is the Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb of stand-up comedy’
I realise I’ve included the Stewart Lee quote more than once
on this website.
It certainly bears repetition.
In fact, I’ve read it twice a day for some weeks now
and am seriously contemplating having it set to music.
‘For a funny Celt, catch tonight's last episode of the current Book at Bedtime. The memoirs of Fiachra MacFiach, read with perfect gravity by Ian Macpherson, reveal a sort of Irish Pooter’
'A small gem. Truffle for it online'
World Literature Tour
A novel for 7 – 10 year olds.
‘Its surreal twists and melancholic sense of fun will delight adults of all ages’
The Joy of Death
Edinburgh Fringe 2002 Pleasance
Scotland on Sunday
Edinburgh Fringe 2001 Assembly Rooms
‘A small tragic masterpiece, but you would hardly have known it to hear the laughter from the audience’ Scotsman
Ian often writes negative reviews about himself in order to redress the balance. These are mainly to be found in pseudonymous blogs. He sometimes comes across them by accident and feels quite hurt.