Ian was born in a little town of Terrace, BC in Canada (approximately 750 miles north of Vancouver). His parents Robyn and Gary, a Canadian and an Australian, gave Ian two passports but sadly neither of them were American. Ian had to embark on becoming an immigrant to America. In 1996 he moved to New York City after starting in Vancouver, BC in 1994 (the year that the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup NHL playoffs) he became a regular at the Comic Strip and the Comedy Cellar in New York and immediately ended up doing three appearances on the Connan O'brien Show.
In 2007 Ian made a second appearance at the Aspen Comedy Festal and filmed an HBO special called A Comics Climb with Ian Bagg. In love with the art of stand up he was thrilled when The History Channel came knocking and asked him to be a part of the special History of the Joke. Doing shows in China, Europe, Middle East, Australia and all over North America keeps his frequent flier points high and his knowledge of the world sharp. Al Gore described his comedy as controlled chaos, President Regan on his deathbed described it as an interactive delight and Nancy agreed.