Biography

Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He has worked throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Estonia, Mumbai, The Channel Islands, Austria, Antibes, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Egypt, Afghanistan, Hungary, Jordan, Athens and Myanmar, on a ship in the North Sea and at the world's highest gig on top of a mountain in France.

Alistair is a core member of The Cutting Edge team at London's Comedy Store and has made numerous radio and television appearances around the world. A regular at corporate events and festivals, he has taken seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival - his 2012 show 'Urban Fogey' and 2015 show 'No More Stage Three' were both runner up for best show at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Laughter Awards. No More Stage Three was then invited to the 2016 Perth Festival in Australia before a European tour and dates at London's prestigious Soho Theatre. He also appeared in the hit plays 'Breaker Morant' with Adam Hills and 'Coalition' with Phill Jupitus, which transferred to London after its Edinburgh run. He created and compered 'Bye George,' the comedians' farewell to George W. Bush, at the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2009 and has performed in some of the country's most prestigious theatres including The Bloomsbury, Lyceum, Harold Pinter, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Oxford New Theatre and The Manchester Opera House. He has written for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Radio 4 and a number of other comedians.

Alongside former Perrier nominee Nick Revell, between 2011 and 2015 Alistair co-produced, wrote and performed in 'No Pressure to be Funny,' a monthly topical show and podcast presented by LBC's James O'Brien, described by The Daily Telegraph as 'the fringe's answer to Question Time' and by The Observer as one of the top ten podcasts of 2015.

Alistair also regularly reviews restaurants for his Food Ponce blog.

'Excellent' - The Independent
'One of the circuit's classiest stand ups' - London is Funny
'Smart, slick and truly funny. Don't take my word for it, check him out yourself' - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke.

Showreel

Click here to view Alistair's showreel


Credits

Recent credits include:

TV Radio Festivals
Alex Zane’s Funny Rotten Scoundrels.
(London Live)
Celebrity Deal or No Deal with Jimmy Carr (Endemol)
Talk of the Terrace (ESPN)
The Blame Game (BBC Ulster)
The World Stands Up (Paramount/BBC America)
Good Morning South Africa (SABC1)
Richard & Judy (Ch4)
Regular pundit - BBC & Sky News
Russia Today
What's Up (SKY)
The Comedy Club (R4 Extra)
Comedy on the Boat (R4 Extra)
The Back End of Next Week (R5 Live)
Loose Ends (R4)
The Matt Forde Show (Talksport)
The Blame Game (Radio Ulster)
News Panel (LBC)
A Funny Matter of Life and Death (BBC Scotland)
Breaking the News (BBC Scotland)
Edinburgh Festival
Capetown Comedy Festival
Altitude Festival
Latitude Festival
The Big Chill
Green Man
Reading and Leeds
Guilfest
Bestival
Isle of Wight Festival
The Isle of Wight Arts Festival
Glastonbury
Fringeworld Perth (Australia)

Podcasts

No Pressure To Be Funny
The Proper Gander
Amnesty International at The Edinburgh Festival
The Greatest Test (The Times)
Joke Fight Club
Richard Melvin Presents...

Warm Up

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross


Acting

Training: The Poor School, London.

Recent credits include:

No Signal (FX)
Green Wing (Ch 4)
Breaker Morant (Comedians Theatre Company)
The Knock (BBC2)
Coalition (Pleasance Theatre)

Click here for a link to Alistair's Spotlight Page


Corporate

Alistair performs regularly on the corporate circuit. Please click here for details.