Ian Hawkins: Business Lessons from Stand Up Comedy

Ian Hawkins worked as a TV and radio comedy script writer (11 o’clock Show, Loose Ends, The News Quiz) for twelve years before becoming a stand up comedian. He has performed sellout shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, toured the length and breadth of the UK, and accompanied Rob Brydon in a duet. As an account manager in a leading speaker and comedy agency, he closed two of the top five deals in the history of the company, brokered agreements with the likes of Gorbachev and gave bad news to HM The Queen. Once described as ‘an entrepreneur in denial,’ Ian has been a teacher, banker, call centre telephonist, newsagent, […] Read more »