My name is Alasdair. I'm an award-winning stand-up comedian with nothing left to lose.

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"One to Watch"
Time Out
“A bold and fresh comedy voice”
The Stage
"Delicious writing and exceptional observations"
"Clever and quirky without ever being inaccessible"
Bruce Dessau
"A suave stand up with some killer lines"
Arthur Smith, Arthur’s Blog
"Creative and unconventional"
Leicester Mercury


Alasdair is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence that he exists. But he does exist. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer, and performed stand-up across the UK, at Glastonbury, Citadel Fest, the Udderbelly Southbank and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this.


  • Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017
  • Winner, New Act of the Year Show 2014
  • 2nd, Laughing Horse New Act 2013
  • 3rd, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian 2013
  • Finalist, So You Think You're Funny? 2013

Upcoming Gigs

Tue 27 Jun, 2017
Wed 19 Jul, 2017




Comedy Reserve – Ed Fringe 2016

I'm delighted to be joining Tom Lucy, Kae Kurd and Jack Carroll in the Pleasance Comedy Reserve (Courtyard edition) at…
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A Hat-trick

For the third time in a row, I was in a heat of the BBC Radio New Comedian Award, and…
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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014

Next, the Library of Burned Books will be travelling to York. York, the city where Vikings first invented chocolate before…
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For comedy gig bookings (and film, animation, & video game stuff) please email me: contact@abeckettking.com.


For festivals or broadcast work, please contact my agent: jacob@hd-management.co.uk