Ian released his debut album 100% Half Assed on Conan O’Brien’s record label, Team Coco Records. Ian is the first comedian that they chose to sign to the label and launch the venture with. The outlets thus far that have interviewed Ian and/or reviewed his album include Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Marvel Comics, Thought Catalogue, The Onion AV Club, LA Weekly, Penthouse Magazine, Uptown Magazine, Exlaim!, along with television appearances on Conan and @Midnight and radio interviews on NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn and Kroq’s Kevin and Bean Show.
Ian was a full time staff writer on season 1 of the hit ABC show Black-ish, wrote punch-up on Ice Cube’s Barbershop 3, and has been brought on in an advisory/consultant role for Jerrod Carmichael’s show for NBC – they brought Ian on for the first 5 weeks to help them break story lines and really build out and create this world where the show will live. Ian can be seen in Sean Baker’s feature Tangerine, which premiered at Sundance to rave reviews and was purchased by Magnolia for theatrical distribution. Furthermore, Ian wrote punch-up and was a consultant on the hit CBS show Two Broke Girls, was a writer/Supervising Producer on season 3 of the Adult Swim show Black Dynamite and appeared in the Jeff Garlin feature, Dealing with Idiots, opposite JB Smoove. .
In previous years Ian was a regular cast member on season 6 of MTV’s hit show Punk’d, was a writer on shows such as SNL, Cartoon Network’s The Boondocks and MTV’s The Lyricist Lounge, and performed as a stand-up on shows such as HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy and the Comedy Death Ray Album. Furthermore, Ian just launched and hosts two of his own podcasts on two of the best comedy/podcast networks. Soccer Comics is housed on the All Things Comedy Network, partnered with Laughspin.com and The Preposterous Sessions is housed on The DeathSquad Network.
In addition, Ian has been invited to perform at some of the more prestigious festivals such as Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, HBO’s Aspen Comedy and Arts Festival, Edinburgh, Bridgetown, San Francisco Sketchfest, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin and Jeff Garlin and Michael Moore’s festival, Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival. Ian also has had jokes featured in The New York Post and Time Out Los Angeles last year.