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ALISTAIR BARRIE: Woke in Progress

ALISTAIR BARRIE: Woke in Progress

28 Nov 2023

Alistair Barrie wasn’t planning a new show this year but then the government decided to play musical chairs in Downing Street. Liz Truss blamed her downfall on ‘woke culture,’ and Rishi Sunak blames anyone except himself. If you agree, this probably isn’t the show for you. But if you like topical comedy from a man trying to avoid putting his kids to bed, you’ll be glad to hear comedians are one of the few professions not on strike right now.

Comedy Store stalwart Alistair Barrie is perhaps one of the best kept secrets on the UK comedy circuit. He has headlined shows in over 40 countries and appeared on TV and radio all over the world. He brings his hit Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Woke in Progress’ to London for one night only with special guests Chris McCausland (Live at The Apollo, HIGNFY, Would I Lie to You) and Maria Shehata (Comedy Central, Dave.)

This performance will be filmed for release by NextUp Comedy.

‘A no frills master of his craft’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Scotsman
‘Utterly, utterly hilarious’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ – The Student Newspaper
‘️Alistair Barrie may be the last hope for comedy’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ – Scotland on Sunday
‘Supremely professional’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Chortle.co.uk

A️udience reviews from the Edinburgh Festival:

‘I’ve seen Alistair Barrie a few times so I was perfectly confident he was going to be great, and he was. I brought my friend along, who hadn’t seen Alistair Barrie and she didn’t know what to expect, and she laughed so hard I thought she was going to be sick’ – Jenna Mackenzie
‘Definite 5 stars. Went on a recommendation and was not disappointed. Intelligent, engaging, topical. Best stand up I’ve seen at the Fringe in 5 years’ – Tracy Salisbury
Alistair Barrie delivered a pointed, charged set with extraordinary self-awareness, kindness and unerring accuracy. A packed room of wildly different people left with much stronger abdominal muscles. Probably shouldn’t stand for office but I would vote for him if he did’ – Andy Krebs