IAN GREETS THE FANS

IAN MACPHERSON: A BULLET POINT LIFE

  • He won the first London Time Out Comedy Award in 1988. Not bad for a middle-class white boy from the leafy suburb of Clontarf in Dublin’s Irish quarter.
  • Several one-man shows followed at the Edinburgh festival, including The Chair at the Assembly Rooms and The Joy Of Death at the Pleasance. He returned to the Assembly Rooms in 2015 with The Everlasting Book Tour. The EBT is now touring. Everlastingly.
  • In 1999 he published Deep Probings, which he read, beautifully, on BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime in 2004.
  • He’s written several children's books, including ‘Late Again!’, Hortense and her Sensible Friend - a comedy of manners for nine-year-olds - and Bernard Brain. Not to mention A Very Nautical Boy, which is aimed at the dysfunctional teenage market and fifty-year-old boys of both sexes. For some reason he can’t seem to find a publisher for that one.
  • His play, Anguish With Posie, premiered at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in January 2010. He continues to write plays when they come into his head. Surprise Funeral, Please Do Not Steal This Title, Two Men One Lighthouse.
  • The Autobiography Of Ireland's Greatest Living GeniusDeep Probings and Posterity Now in one volume – was published by Gnarled Tree Press in September 2011.
  • The Book of Blaise or How To Survive The Menopause With Your Manhood Intact, was published in October 2015.
  • He’s currently writing a novel for which he knows the first and last lines. All he needs now is the bit in the middle.
  • He lives in Glasgow’s Scottish quarter with poet Magi Gibson, his many awards, and a suitcase full of memories.