Comedian, actor and writer, Alistair Barrie, has been performing all over the world for nearly an entire century (this one). Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Estonia, Mumbai, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia and Athens as well as at the world’s highest gig on a mountain in France and on a boat in the middle of the North Sea.
Alistair is a member of The Cutting Edge team at London’s Comedy Store and has made numerous radio and television appearances across the world. A regular at corporate events and festivals, he has taken five solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and written on several shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Radio 4 and for a number of other comedians. He created and compered “Bye George”, the comedians’ farewell to George W. Bush, which sold out the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2009.
Alistair toured his award-nominated ‘No More Stage Three’ in the UK following its Edinburgh run and then took the show to the Perth Festival. The show deals with his wife’s diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.
2016 saw the last “No Pressure to be Funny”, for the moment, following a four year West End run and Edinburgh stint. This monthly topical show and podcast at the Soho Theatre in London’s West End, with LBC’s James O’Brien and former Perrier nominee Nick Revell. He took this to the 2012 Edinburgh Festival in association with Amnesty International, where he also performed an award-nominated solo show URBAN FOGEY and appeared alongside Phill Jupitus in COALITION, which transferred to London in early 2013.
Alistair is a regular on BBC Scotland’s “Breaking the News” for BBC Scotland.
He has also recorded a set for London Live’s “Funny Rotten Scoundrels” and you can view his showreel here.
Alistair also regularly reviews restaurants for his Food Ponce blog.
‘Excellent’ – The Independent
‘A class act’ – The Scotsman
‘Eloquent, slick and dynamic’ – Chortle.co.uk