Ian McLaren was born with a gift - a gift to make you laugh and feel good. He is currently one of the finest stand-up comedians on the Australian and international corporate scene, and a leading comedian on the American cruise ship circuit, well known for his fast delivery.
This multi-award winning UK comedian has the ability to change his act to suit every kind of audience, from a nun's convention to a Christmas party for the boys in the mines.
45 years as a musician and 30 as a comedian makes for one very special talent, and Ian is a man of many talents. A very accomplished guitar player and singer,he is also an ex-EMI London recording artist and songwriter, producing several singles recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios, and writing EMI's entrant song for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The most common remark from his many client references is: 'How does he remember all that? It was just what the doctor ordered!' And as a spokesman for the Gold Coast hospital recently remarked: 'People have come out of comas to watch Ian's show.'
Client Comments for Ian McLaren
Ian McLaren travels from Queensland Australia
- We would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank you for joining us to celebrate the inaugural launch of the elitist Corporate Managers Club and for the enlightening, comical entertainment you provided our guests. We have received some great feedback from guests who loved your comedy touch.
Wrestpoint Casino Hobart
- Both on the night and post event comments have all been very positive and your one-liners were excellent,with a lot of people in tears of laughter.
- Ian McLaren was fantastic! He kept the entire audience in stitches for over 30 minutes and displayed a unique style of humour and wit that I have not witnessed for many years. I would not hesitate to recommend Ian for any event,as he certainly has the capability to sum up the crowd and perform to their expectations.
The Australian Cotton Ball
- Feedback from all people at the Awards was he was the best comedian they had seen. Included was his MC and comic spot, both excellent. Lovely man to boot.
Master Plumbers Association of Queensland
- Excellent, Ian is a complete entertainer. He was able to gauge the mood of the crowd and deliver an appropriate performance. We had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard.
- Ian has performed at NIBA a number of times over the last 10 years - always goes well. This year no exception.
National Insurance Brokers of Australia
- Excellent. Very funny man, fitted our function perfectly.
Brown & Hurley Group (Kenworth trucks)