Would the real Ian Smith please stand up…

Comedian, Ian Smith

Ahead of his upcoming show at Warehouse Four here in Dubai (Weds 27 Feb), we caught up with award winning English comedian Ian Smith to ask him a few ‘off the wall’ questions. Here’s what he had to say…

Ian Smith

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?

I almost always wear two pairs of socks at the same time. I don’t know if that’s interesting, or weird. One pair of short socks, one pair of long socks. I don’t know why I do this.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

I have just booked a holiday to Chernobyl with my brother. I think that’s very funny. I also recently went to New Zealand, and a glowworm cave tour suddenly turned into a sheep-shearing event for no reason at all. That was very funny. The shearer got the sheep in a headlock and started doing a voice for the sheep saying, “I’m about to get my hair cut”.

What is your least favorite thing about humanity?

The whole Brexit thing is certainly pretty terrible at the minute, just a bit of a mess. There are worse things going on in the world – but that’s the main thing we talk about in the UK right now!

Best heckler putdown that you wish was yours?

I remember laughing for a very long time when a heckler shouted, ‘You’re shit’ at a comedian and they just very confidently replied, ‘No I’m not’.

What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever vomited?

If I’ve vomited anywhere weird I’ve probably been too drunk to remember. I usually just go for a classic – sink or toilet. Sorry that I haven’t been more exciting here. I’ll try vomit up on a water slide or something in the next few weeks.

How many days have you gone without showering?

When I was younger we only had a bath – so technically, about 8 years (longer if it wasn’t for hotel showers).

Cats or dogs?

Dogs. I really want a husky ever since I went sledding in Norway. I also crashed the sled and nearly broke a mans arm, but that didn’t put me off the huskies.

What would I find in your refrigerator?

Edam cheese – the most adventurous of all the cheeses. It almost tastes of nothing.

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Happy Birthday. Then people would think they’d forgotten my birthday and I’d get presents or just a free drink or two.

If you couldn’t be comedian, what’s your backup plan?

A hotshot lawyer, shouting ‘objection’ and helping innocent clients escape prison. I think I watch too much TV.

Worst decision you ever made?

Saying the most interesting thing about myself is that I wear two pairs of socks.

What was the last gift you gave someone? And to whom?

My fiancé is a children’s book illustrator – I bought her a children’s book that I think she’d like.

Any advice for your previous boss?

I’ve only ever been a stand-up comedian. I was lucky enough to get cast in a sitcom when I graduated and have done bits of acting work and stand-up since then.

We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?

I think I would buy my home town’s football team and make them playing in shirts that have my face on. I would give some to family, friends and charity too – but not after I’d seen how much those football shirts cost.

Comedian, Ian Smith

Show details:

Event info:

Where: Warehouse Four

When: Wednesday 27th February

Time: 8pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Door policy: Over 18’s only.

Price: AED 75

Tickets: https://ticketslover.com/dubai/events/fringefour-presents-ian-smith-live-in-dubai

Website: https://www.warehousefour.com/ian-smith-craft

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/413557622731770/



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