Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.
He has made countless appearances at UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Green Man and taken several solo shows to The Edinburgh Festival. His 2013 and 2015 shows were nominated for ‘Best Show at The Fringe’ with the latter transferring to London for a run at The Soho Theatre, and he was runner-up in the 2015 English Comedian of the Year. His latest show, 'The InternationAL' premiered at the 2018 Melbourne Festival and went on to Edinburgh where it received a highly coveted five star review from The Scotsman, before selling out its entire run at The 2019 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. After a limited run sold out in 2021, Alistair returns to Edinburgh in 2022 with a full run of a new show, 'Alistaircratic'. More details here.
A seasoned performer at corporate events, Alistair is a highly skilled MC and awards host. He has worked across the industry for clients including Sony and Orange and is possibly the only comedian to have performed at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. He has also entertained international troops as far away as Afghanistan, Cyprus and the UAE.
Alistair is a frequent panelist on BBC Scotland’s award-winning ‘Breaking the News’ and has appeared on radio and television all over the world, including 'Celebrity Deal or No Deal', ‘BBC Breakfast,’ 'Good Morning South Africa' and ‘The Blame Game’ in Northern Ireland. He has also written for the most of the major TV and radio networks and a number of other comedians, as well as keeping a regular blog, 'Food Ponce,’ about restaurants he visits on his travels.
“No one does righteous indignation with the same brio as Barrie, an inheritor of the splenetic mantle of the great 80s alternative comedians” The Guardian
“Barrie’s analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out…Excellent” The Independent
“Properly smart comedy for grown-ups. By a properly smart comic” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“An honest, rich, rewarding delight” ★★★★ The West Australian
“Eloquent slick and dynamic, his hour positively races by in a blur of opinions, flippancy and indignity” ★★★★ Chortle
“Drops from the highbrow to the gutter in the draw of a breath” ★★★★★ Metro
“Immensely charismatic and entirely convincing. Barrie is dangling on the edge of the big time. His delivery is flawless” FEST