Alistair Barrie

Alistair Barrie

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, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, 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, 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. He is presently working on 'No Pressure to be Funny,' a monthly topical show and podcast at the Soho Theatre in in London's West End, with LBC's James O'Brien and former Perrier nominee Nick Revell, which is also being taken to Edinburgh this year for a Festival special in association with Amnesty International. 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

Recent credits include:

TV
'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

Radio
The Comedy Club (R4 Extra)
Comedy on the Boat (R4 Extra)
The Back End of Next Week (R5 Live)
Loose Ends (R4)
Regular guest - The Matt Forde Show (Talksport)
The Blame Game (Radio Ulster)

Festivals
Edinburgh Festival
Capetown Comedy Festival
Altitude Festival
Latitude Festival
The Big Chill
Green Man
Reading and Leeds
Guilfest

Warm Up
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

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

Alistair is also much in demand as a speaker and MC at corporate events.

Recent credits include:
Sony Playstation
Orange
RESI
Scottish Design Awards
Statoil
Atea
Acergy
BTI
Avaya
Barkers Shoes

What the press say about Alistair Barrie

"Barrie has a casually sardonic sense of humour and is sharp as a guillotine blade. Woe betide the bloody fool who tries to heckle him" - CAPE TOWN ARGUS

“Dark comedic brilliance” - CAPE TIMES

“This is a show that began well and only got better, and funnier…I couldn't even begin to describe how hilarious the monologue about his sex life was.” - THREE WEEKS

“Immensely charismatic and entirely convincing…Barrie is dangling on the edge of the big-time. His delivery is flawless.” - SKINNY FEST

"Impressive ... Barrie's a natural, with an incisive intelligence behind his hilarious punch lines” **** CHORTLE

“Can drop from the highbrow to the gutter in the draw of a breath” **** METRO

"Right on the ball with contemporary politics and exquisitely provocative." ALJAZEERA.NET

"Cracking good jokes ... a slew of unique observations and gags ... Quite brilliant" 352 NEWS LUXEMBOURG

"A class act"- THE SCOTSMAN

"Barrie exudes a reassuring confidence that draws you into his world and holds you there" - THE LIST

"A massive talent " - BBC LONDON LIVE

"A highly topical comedian who exudes a confidence of delivery envied by many other comics" - VENUE MAGAZINE