Alice Fraser is a performer, writer and comedian. She’s also a word geek, academic, ex-corporate lawyer and bad musician.
While studying law at Sydney University, Alice was heavily involved in the Improvised Comedy scene and the Faculty Revues over 5 years of writing, directing, producing and performing.
During her Masters in English Literature (Rhetoric) at Cambridge, she carried her love of sketch comedy writing and performing into the Cambridge Footlights.
Arriving in New York, in the absence of an ensemble sketch crew, she began to focus on stand-up comedy, and since then, she has performed in every city she’s lived in, including Sydney, Cambridge, New York and London.
“incisive, dextrous, compelling… as silly as it is smart” Chortle
In 2011, she returned from New York to work full time as a lawyer at Allens Linklaters, returning to the Sydney comedy scene to win the inaugural Homebake Comedy Competition, and has since given up law to pursue comedy and writing full time. Alice was a writer 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.
Before moving to Melbourne Alice hosted her own radio show- Tracksuits weekly on Sydney’s FBi. She has appeared as a guest panellist on Channel 9’s Mornings, debated Julian Assange and in 2014 delivered, by invitation, a TEDx talk which became the basis for her keynote address. Alice has been published in Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire, and is a regular contributor to SBS Comedy.
Her weekly podcast Tea With Alice has featured on the iTunes ‘New And Notable’ page, and has a growing enthusiastic fan base. In 2016 Alice was named an AMP Tomorrow Maker for the podcast, becoming the first podcast ever to receive the grant which awards social innovation.
Alice’s 2015 festival show, Savage, sold out seasons in Sydney and Canberra Comedy Festivals, as well as achieving phenomenal critical success at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her follow-up show, The Resistance, was met with sold-out seasons and an equivalent level of critical acclaim and gushing reviews at all major Australian comedy festivals and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
"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