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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 named Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 and won the NATYs New Act of the Year in 2014.
His debut solo show The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries was a finalist in the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017. It made Dave's top 10 jokes of the fringe, and went on to sell out at the Soho Theatre.
ABK is a literal Renaissance man. A man for two seasons (autumn and winter). A stand up comedian and animator, ABK has written and performed for BBC radio, and for several indie video games. His stand up clip for 'BBC Scotland Short Stuff' went viral in 2017, with over 2 million views, and you wouldn't believe how little that impressed his dad.
Alasdair has performed stand up across the UK, in Germany, Norway and Romania, at the Utrecht Comedy Festival, at Glastonbury, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe.
A graduate of the London Film School, he won a student Royal Television Society award and was nominated for a Student Oscar in 2013. But he hardly ever mentions it.
Alasdair took his second solo show ‘The Interdimensional ABK’ to Edinburgh in 2019 and received a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews. He is currently developing a sitcom with Rockerdale Studios, the production company behind 'Bobby and Harriet Get Married' on Sky.
"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