"Coppinger’s set has universal appeal. "
As co-writer and star of RTE’s comedy series Couched, Ian is one of Ireland’s leading performers.
A regular on the Irish comedy circuit, Ian has toured extensively throughout the country and debuted in Scotland making up one third of the sell-out show at the Edinburgh Festival – Young, Gifted and Green.
A noted improviser, Ian is a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv (1992), where he still performs every Monday night in Dublin’s International Bar, which is Ireland’s second-longest running comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Improv have recorded two hit radio shows for RTE Radio. Ian is also a regular guest with the world famous Comedy Store Players performing alongside Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Josie Lawrence and many members of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
He was invited to perform in Canada with the infamous Second City, and has since shared the stage with many of America’s top improvisers at the annual Kilkenny Comedy Festival.
He has also played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just for Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington Comedy Festivals.
A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK, Ian was support for Ardal O’Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour.