Alice Fraser

“incisive, dextrous, compelling… as silly as it is smart” Chortle

Alice Fraser is a comedian, writer, podcaster and performer. She’s also a word geek, polymath, ex-corporate lawyer and banjo aficionado.

An insatiable academic and consummate professional, she studied law at Sydney University and English Literature (Rhetoric) at Cambridge before working as a lawyer in New Your City, where she found herself spending more time writing jokes than litigation; realising her passion for comedy outweighed her legal ambition.

Five years later, she has taken that passion with her around the world; writing, producing, directing and performing in sold-out shows from Edinburgh to London, New York to Cambridge and many places in between before returning home for multiple national tours; performing award-winning shows to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.

Alice has written jokes for Channel 10’s The Project, and for the satirical news radio show A Rational Fear; the 2012 USYD Law Revue and ABCTV’s The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting and Tonightly. She is a prolific podcaster, with her weekly podcast Tea with Alice winning the 2016 AMP Tomorrow Fund Grant as well as being part of the ABC radio podcast Trollplay. She has co-hosted her own radio show, Tracksuits, weekly on Sydney’s FBi; appeared as a guest panellist on Channel 9’s Mornings and Channel 10’s Studio 10; debated Julian Assange and in 2014 delivered, by invitation, a TEDx talk which became the basis for her keynote address and has been published in Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire. She is also a regular contributor to SBS Comedy, The Chaser Quarterly, and The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltman.

“Alice’s stage presence is intense, authentic and absorbing.” Fashion Industry Broadcast

In 2015 her festival show, Savage, sold out seasons in Sydney and Canberra Comedy Festivals, as well as achieving phenomenal critical acclaim at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her follow-up show, The Resistance, was met with sold-out seasons and an equivalent level of success with enthusiastic reviews at all major Australian comedy festivals and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. 2018 saw her tour the third piece of the triptych, Ethos, to similarly positive commendations before undertaking something never before seen at MICF; performing all three back-to-back as Trilogy, to a standing ovation.

She will be bringing both Trilogy and Ethos to the stages of Edinburgh Fringe for the entire month of August this year, and has several exciting projects set to launch for your listening pleasure in the near future.

“The Millennial Heroine Of Comedy You Need To Know” Fashion Industry Broadcast
"astonishing" Funny Tonne
“gut-punchingly funny. See this show.“ Herald Sun
“stand-up like you’ve never seen it before“ Broadway Baby
“could give Daniel Kitson a run for his money.” Chortle (UK)
“brilliant and humble, self-deprecating and charming“ Herald Sun
“big, amazing, entertaining, funny, tragic, sad, uplifting, occassionally musical… beautiful… a very strange show… I really thought it was tremendous” Kate Copstick, TheScotsman (UK)
“a towering achievement, one of the festival’s very best.“ Funny Tonne
“razor sharp and intriguing“ TimeOut
“hilarious, charming, moving, gently sarcastic, silly and always a warm presence“ Squirrel Comedy