Igor performed his first full season in Edinburgh in 2014 with his show Hou I Lernt Inglish – frequently selling out his venue at Pleasance – before performing to a sell out crowd at the Soho Theatre in London. A hugely popular comic back in Russia (where stand up comedy is still embryonic), Igor is one of GQ’s “five new faces of Russian humor”. After being spotted by Dylan Moran, Igor has performed regularly around the UK and Europe, and in 2016 performed a full season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was heard on The Arts Hour on Tour for the BBC World Service, recorded in St Petersburg, and most recently on BBC Radio 5 Live’s A to Tsar of Russia with Adrian Chiles.
Of Igor, Dylan says: ‘Meerson is a wonderful comedian. He is the wise and funny Grandmother you always wanted. And he can shrug using only his face. Go see him or he will find you and complain. Bring soup.’
“An exhilarating show… this is one Comedian to watch out for!” Mumble Comedy