Alasdair is an award-winning stand-up comedian, as seen on Comedy Central Live and Mock the Week, right before the BBC cancelled it. (This is just a coincidence, don’t read anything into it.) Alasdair has been heard but not seen on Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News.
With over a quarter of a million YouTube subscribers, Alasdair has created a number of hit sketches, parodies and animations for social media. In 2023, Walker Books published his debut children’s novel Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum, and the sequel Death at the Lighthouse.
In the same year, Alasdair took his critically acclaimed solo show The Interdimensional ABK on a sell-out UK tour, promoted by Mick Perrin Worldwide.
He followed this up in 2024 with a reprise of his sell-out 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Nevermore. Alasdair has performed stand up in Germany, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain and at music festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude. He is also the co-host of the comedy folklore podcast Loremen.
Two more Montgomery Bonbon mysteries are on their way.
Winner, Chortle.co.uk Breakthrough Act 2023
Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017
“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
“Either a genius or a very silly man” Rolling Stone Magazine
“One to watch” Time Out
“Massively Entertaining” ★★★★★ Chortle