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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ian Coburn  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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Coburn lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ian Coburn is a comedian and author of the book God is a Woman: Dating Disasters. Coburn claims to have been a big road comic in the nineties. His first big break came at age nineteen, when Jimmy Pardo recommended him as an opening act for Drew Carey at a comedy club in a Chicago suburb. He has worked across the U.S. and Canada and opened for celebrity acts like "Damon Wayans, and Cedric the Entertainer, before going on to headline himself."


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Titles At Your Library

God Is a Woman: Dating Disasters
ISBN: 0978797957

Firefly Glow Publishing. 2006

Ever wonder what the dating scene is like for comedians? Think it's easy? Sometimes, but other times comedians tend to draw the craziest people to them... Comedian Ian Coburn relives his funniest dating misadventures with women as a touring comedian.

After each story he offers up what he learned as advice to both sexes and provides examples of how he put it to good use in future situations. Has been #1 in humor in Canada, #1 in relationships in the U.K., and has even been translated into both Russian and Polish (rare for the genre). Streeter and Sarah of CollegeHumor say, "We loved it!"