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  • Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017
  • Finalist Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017
  • Winner, NATYS 2014
  • Runner Up, Laughing Horse New Act 2013
  • 3rd Place, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian 2013
  • Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny? 2013
  • Radio 4 Extra - Performer, BBC New Comedy Award Heat
  • Radio 4 Extra - Sketch Writer, Newsjack

Alasdair Beckett-King was born in 1984 (the year, not the book). He is an award winning stand-up comedian and filmmaker.

With an offbeat, intelligent style, Alasdair won the New Act of the Year Show (formerly Hackney Empire) in 2014. He has performed on BBC radio and at the Glastonbury and Edinburgh Festivals.

He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this.

Alasdair was part of The Pleasance Reserve in 2016 and will be returning to the Fringe this year to Debut his show at The Pleasance.


t: @MisterABK


"One to watch”    Time Out

“Delicious writing and exceptional observations”     Chortle

“Clever and quirky without ever being inaccessible”    Beyond The Joke

Press Coverage for 2017 Fringe Debut  'Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-KIng Mysteries' 

"Beckett-King is a master of observing the world from a different and yet entirely relatable perspective....Book tickets now as he’s likely to sell very well”  ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

"Incorporated into an elegantly crafted script, this immaculately performed hour is a copper-bottomed, copper-topped enchanter of an introductory show." ★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

"The kind of hour you'd expect from such a distinctive act." ★★★★ Fest

"Alasdair’s deliver is dry and measured, but alongside the vocabulary and the wit, it combines into an enjoyable and fun hour." ★★★★ One4Review

"...the distinct style was refreshing and innovative." ★★★★ Voice Mag

“Likely to be one of the best debut shows around this year” Chortle

"Proving you don’t need to swear to get laughs, Alasdair Beckett-King’s debut show is a wonderful hour of gentle comedy that would feel at home on Radio 4." ★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh

Dave Award Funniest Joke of the Fringe - Top Ten