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One of the most sought after performers in the world of comedy, Alistair Barrie is a natural performer and the ideal host for a wide variety of events. His charisma and humour have a great effect on audiences, and Alistair will keep all types of audiences entertained during his keynotes.
Alistair Barrie is a comedian, an actor and a writer, and is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He has worked throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as the US, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, South Africa, Mumbai, The Channel Islands, Antibes, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Egypt, Athens, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur and Australia. In addition, Alistair has performed on a ship in the North Sea and at the world’s highest gig on a mountain top in France.
Alistair is a core member of The Cutting Edge team at London’s Comedy Store, and makes regular radio and television appearances around the world. He is a regular at corporate events and festivals, and has taken six solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival, with his 2012 show ‘Urban Fogey’ becoming the runner up for best show in the Amused Moose Laughter Awards. Furthermore, Alistair 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 hosted ‘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 such as The Bloomsbury, Harold Pinter, Lyceum,Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Manchester Opera House and Oxford New Theatre. He has written for the BBC, Channel 4, Radio 4 and a number of other comedians.
Alongside Nick Revell, former Perrier nominee, Alistair co-produces, writes and performs in ‘No Pressure to be Funny’; a monthly topical show and podcast presented by LBC’s James O’Brien, which was taken to Edinburgh in 2012 for a Festival special in association with Amnesty International. In January 2014 the show transferred from Soho Theatre to The Phoenix in Cavendish Square – the opening night was Critics’ Choice in The Guardian, Time Out and The Telegraph who described it as ‘the fringe’s answer to Question Time’.
Alistair also has a food blog, Food Ponce, in which he regularly reviews restaurants from all over the world.