Short Cuts

"Barrie's analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out ... Excellent." - The Independent

"Barrie has a casually sardonic sense of humour, and is as sharp as a guillotine blade" - Cape Town Argus

"Eloquent, slick and dynamic, his hour positively races by in a blur of opinions, flippancy and indignity." - (****)

"Hilariously caustic ...blisteringly funny excellent stand up comic..." - (****) Three Weeks

"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

Recent Reviews

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No Pressure to be Funny
No Pressure to be Funny
Universal Adapter Urban Fogey

Recent Press Articles

Short List's Mr. Hyde on why Alistair 'should be in the Premier League of humour'.

The Guardian on 'No Pressure To Be Funny'

A piece Alistair wrote for top comedy website 'London is Funny' on his fantasy comedy night.

Alistair was recently described as 'highly cerebral' by The Spectator. Find out where they got that idea from:

New Statesman - Standing up for Burma
Deputy Editor Helen Lewis on appearing with Burmese comedian and ex-political prisoner Zarganar on No Pressure To Be Funny

CNN - Why Mumbai makes The Comedy Store's Alistair Barrie laugh
Alistair Barrie sheds some light on the hilarious experiences he's had around the city in preparation for his gig at The Comedy Store

Highly respected Evening Standard Comedy Critic Bruce Dessau, describes Alistair as 'one of the circuit's smartest, most versatile stand ups.' No wonder he's so highly respected. Read the full interview here.