Ian Karmel is an Emmy-nominated LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, he is currently co-head writer for the Emmy award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden, of which Ian was one of the founding writers in the show’s 2015 re-creation. Previously he was a staff writer and round table regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Ian’s stand-up has been featured on CONAN, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central, and most recently showcased on Netflix’s The Comedy Line Up. His debut comedy album, 9.2 on Pitchfork, was released in 2015 to rave reviews. Ian played an instrumental role in Portland’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 long running weekly column in the Portland Mercury, Everything as Fuck.
Ian currently tours as much as possible and regularly performs around LA. You can catch him co-hosting his own monthly show, Good Looks, named one of 10 Best New Stand-Up Shows by LA Weekly.
And Ian of course hosts the podcast All Fantasy Everything, which has made it on countless ‘Best Of’ lists, has a perfect five-star rating on iTunes, and an extremely active Reddit fanpage where fans rehash each episode and create their own drafts.