About

 
 

Ian Karmel is an LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer originally from Portland, Oregon. He currently writes for the Emmy award winning The Late Late Show with James Cordon, of which Ian was one of the founding writers in the the show's 2015 re-creation.  Previously a staff writer and round table regular on E!'s Chelsea Lately, Ian has also preformed stand-up on Conan, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central. His debut comedy album 9.2 on Pitchfork was released last year to rave reviews. Ian's latest production is his podcast All Fantasy Everything, funny people and experts coming together to fantasy draft pop culture.

Hometown hero, Ian played an instrumental role in Portland, Oregon's comedy renaissance and was voted Portland's Funniest Person in 2011 - beloved for his appearances on IFC's Portlandia, the Blazers wrap-up show Talkin' Ball, and now 4 years running weekly column in the Portland Mercury,  Everything as Fuck. With roots in improv, Ian's training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand-up in the New Faces category.

Ian currently tours as much as possible and regularly preforms around Los Angeles. You can catch him co-hosting his own monthly show, Good Looks, named one of 10 Best New Stand-Up Shows by LA Weekly. 

 

"I was like, holy shit this guy’s strong. Holy shit how am I gonna follow that? This guy’s an ANIMAL. This Ian Karmel fella. He’s a big boy, with a big tone, big jokes.”                   - Marc Maron

 

ON TV

CBS, The Late Late Show with James Cordon

E, Chelsea Lately

Comedy Central, Meltdown

Conan

Comedy Central, Adam DeVine’s House Party

IFC, Portlandia

TruTV, Those Who Can't

Showtime, I'm Dying Up Here

Travel Channel, Best Sandwich in America

CSNNW, Talkin' Ball

 

FESTIVALS

Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2013 New Faces

Montreal’s Just For Laughs Featured Comic 2014-2016

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 2013-2016

Moontower Comedy Festival

Bumbershoot

WRITING

The 2016 Tony Awards

Nike

The Late Late Show, founding writer

Chelsea Lately 

JASH

Weekly column, Everything as Fuck in the Portland Mercury, 4 years running

 

TROPHIES

Emmys for The Late Late Show in Outstanding Interactive Program & Outstanding Variety Special 

Vulture's, The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015

Rodney Dangerfield’s 2014 Rising Star award 

Portland’s 2011 Funniest Person

Paste's The 75 Best Twitter Accounts, 2014 & 2015

One of America's Top 100 Ians