Ian Stone is a famous British stand-up comedian. After being persuaded to get on stage by his girlfriend, Ian Stone started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1991. Stone's first performance was at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, in a tour that was controversially called A Little Piece of Kike.
After the success of this, Stone appeared on several television shows, including The 11 O'Clock Show, The Late Edition, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and the famous Mock The Week. Stone also went onto interview fellow Jewish comedian Jackie Mason on BBC Radio 4's arts programme, Front Row. In 2013, Stone began presenting Off The Ball, a weekly comedy football show on ESPN with fellow co-presenter, Bob Mills. However, this was transferred to BT Sport in time for the 2014 World Cup and renamed, The Football's On.
As well as presenting Fighting Talk, Stone is also the co-host of Absolute Radio's Rock and Roll Football with Ian Wright.
Highlights of Stone's stand up career have included compering the main theatre at the Cape Town Comedy Festival, performing to British Troops in Afghanistan, performing in the final transatlantic crossing of The QE2, and being the first compere at The Comedy Store in Mumbai. Stone regularly appears at The Comedy Store in London, including topical Tuesday night show, The Cutting Edge. As well as being an avid Arsenal fan, Stone co-hosts The Tuesday Club, formerly Its Up For Grabs Now, podcast which takes a light-hearted discussion on goings on at the club. He is now a regular contributor to the official Arsenal magazine, which led to his new nickname as The Company Man.