Ian Cognito

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Ian Cognito
Born London
Years active 1985–present

Ian Cognito is a British stand-up comedian. An iconoclastic performer, Cognito has been compared to Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, and Jerry Sadowitz.[1]

In 1999, Cognito won a Time Out Award for comedy.

Banned from more than a dozen comedy clubs because of his irascible behaviour, Cognito delights in playing with audience's sensibilities. He'll win cheers with an emotive speech against domestic violence - then puncture it with a lengthy dance to a Darius Danesh hit in his crotchless lime harlequin costume.

His autobiography appeared on Kindle in 2013, billed as "the best book about comedy I have ever writ". [2]


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