'The roars of laughter and applause spoke for themselves'
Simon Clark - Forest
Alistair has performed at corporate events all over the world. He is able to tailor his performance to each individual company or event and as such is great demand both as a performer and MC. He has addressed multinational companies, international diplomats, Rotary Clubs, The British Council, rugby clubs and a huge range of awards ceremonies at venues as diverse as London Zoo to a private house in Athens to The Natural History Museum. Alistair is also one of the only comedians ever to have performed at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences.
A list of recent clients are listed below, as well as a number of testimonials.
The British Council
The Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards
Chartered Institute of Builders
Computing Security Awards
Construction Computing Awards
European Design Awards
European Sports Festival
Green I.T. Awards
Indus Gas Ltd
The Labour Party Conference
Magdalene College, Cambridge
Mishcon de Reya
Rose Design Awards
Scottish Design Awards
University of London Faculty of Law
'Alistair did a great job of presenting our event. With a fair amount of free booze going around, it was quite a dynamic room. His confidence and projection was very important in getting the information across.'
Library Music Awards
"Thank you for last night's gig. I'm delighted we asked you to do it and grateful you took on the challenge. Sorry conditions weren't perfect but thanks for overcoming various obstacles, I thought you handled it fantastically well. We had a great response and the roars of laughter and applause spoke for themselves."
Simon Clark, Director - Forest.
"We recently hired Alistair to MC an important corporate awards evening for an audience of 200. Alistair was extremely impressive with some great tailored material, while creeping up to, but not overstepping the line for such an event. Many of the guests provided very positive feedback on Alistair and we definitely consider it money well spent. Thoroughly professional and a pleasure to work with”.
Duncan Meadows, AXA Insurance
“Alistair Barrie is a brilliant comedian and the proof lies in the response to the three shows Alistair has done in Stavanger. He just blew the crowd away, each time, with people laughing loudly through his whole routine. He has perfect timing and great acting skills. Together it all makes for success. Some comedians try to be funny – Alistair just IS funny. When I book Alistair I offer my customers a ‘money back guarantee’ - that`s how sure I am that he is the right man for the event”.
Per Vervik , corporate booker in Norway for clients including StatOil & Atea
"I booked Alistair Barrie for a London rugby club dinner in 2008. I explained to him that the event would not be stag but largely male, with a mixed age group from seventeen to seventy.He arrived and instantly understood his audience. After dinner, he provided a wonderful stand up evening, which was beautifully judged and very funny indeed. He didn’t need to be pointed in the right direction of suitable topics or people that might welcome the attention of his funny and largely innocent wit (well it was a rugby club), he knew instantly how to get the best from his audience and indeed the temperature of the material he provided. I would not hesitate to book Alistair again. Indeed, one of the attendees did book him for another event and was likewise suitably impressed with the evening."
Chris Villiers, Old Carthusians RFC
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"We produce ‘Childish Things’ for Helen & Douglas House which takes place each year at the New Theatre, Oxford. We have witnessed Bill Nighy singing ‘Love is All Around’ backed by Radiohead, Smithy dancing with Miranda, Rowan Atkinson was a surprise act one year and Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon are regulars. We were so grateful to Alistair Barrie for joining us last year and he went down a storm! He is our perfect Childish Things act – side-splittingly funny, never going too far, the sort of comedian who you can trust to take you on a good journey and not let you down! Al was so much fun to be around, he threw himself into the show from the moment he arrived and was happy to help with anything. Al gave 100% and we hope to persuade him back for 2014. Al we love you! "
Lizzie Pickering & Kate Day, Events managers, Helen & Douglas House
"Al has been our MC for over 6 years now at our annual Are you Taking the Peace? series at both the Comedy Store and the Bloomsbury Theatre. He is not only highly professional and superb at his craft but we take his advice on everything from order of play to comedian selection. His performance is always cited as the most enjoyable and he has seamlessly delivered his own act as well as introduced others. It is quite obvious that his fellow comedians hold him in as high regard as we do. He will hold any gig together and has never failed to whip up the fervour the evening deserves!"
Tanya Hassan, Head of Unrestricted Fundraising, International Alert.