Sat 17 June
Alison loves to do star jumps in the water. She also likes to watch people fight in chip shops. Her two worlds collide as a fight breaks out in aqua-aerobics and she’s never felt so alive. When the foam settles, Alison realises she’s an outwardly nice person who lives for confrontation.
Host of BBC Sounds Wheel of Misfortune, The Guilty Feminist podcast and writer for Have I Got News For You. ‘A kind of genius’ **** Irish Times.
Alison Spittle is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian. She is co-creator and co-presenter of the BBC sounds podcast Wheel of Misfortune and is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist. She’s the creator and star of the television series Nowhere Fast, which aired on RTÉ2, BBC America and Stan Australia to critical acclaim. Her first play, Starlet premiered to great acclaim, garnering five stars from The Sunday Times.
Alison’s chat show podcast, The Alison Spittle Show has amassed a huge following with guests such as Sharon Horgan, Adam Hills and David O’Doherty. She performs at podcast festivals across Ireland and the UK. Next up is a new podcast, Are Findus Crispy Pancakes Feminist? An ambitious documentary on the role of Findus Crispy pancakes in the feminist movement of the late 21st century, featuring Kerry Katona.
Alison’s stand-up shows have enjoyed several sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Glasgow comedy festival and Machynlleth among others. She has performed at numerous festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens, Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Kilkenny Cat Laughs as well as headlining her own sold-out shows at Vicar Street.
During lockdown Alison created and ran #covideoparty an online film watch-along club that trended on Twitter for months, Instagram live fake masses and presented a national radio show called Will You Shift My Friend? on Today FM. She creates online quizzes and other lockdown friendly content.
Winner of Irish Tatler woman of the year award for comedy, U magazine 30 under 30 award, and nominated for Irish times TV show of the year.
“Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius” **** IRISH TIMES
“A real alchemist turning the mundane and absurd alike into comedy gold with her phrasing” **** ONE4REVIEW
“Spectacular in a beautifully surreal way” IRISH INDEPENDENT
“Hilarious, moving and thought provoking” DAILYEDGE.IE
“A master class in stand-up comedy” MEG.IE
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Tue 30 May - Sat 3 June