"A no-frills master of his craft"
"Drops from the highbrow to the gutter in the draw of a breath"
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 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. Alistair will be returning to both New Zealand and Edinburgh in 2020 with his new show Manstrong.
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.