Aug
1
to Aug 27

ETHOS: Edinburgh Comedy Festival

Tickets here

Humans have always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem, to Frankenstein's monster, to artificial intelligence – computers who could think, and threaten civilisation. Imagine an AI: a brilliant but naive mind, newly created. Now imagine that mind learning about our world by watching a comedy show. Alice Fraser (The Bugle and BBC Radio 4) explains our society of contradictions to a new robot mind.

A silly, funny, smart show that explores what it is to be human. 'A life-changer' ***** (EdinburghGuide.com).

'Inescapably funny.' ***** (Herald Sun).

'A sexy cerebral twist to comedy' *****(OUTinPerth).

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Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

ETHOS: Great Yorkshire Fringe

Tickets available here

Ever seen a double act with a robot? 

Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naïve mind. Now imagine that machine is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show. Watch Alice Fraser explain humanity to a non-human intelligence. A silly, funny, dark and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

“A life-changer. A show that made you laugh, shiver, smile, cry”  - ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
"Innately, inescapably funny. Alice Fraser is a star" - ★★★★★ Herald Sun

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Jul
20
to Jul 22

Alice Fraser at Curious Arts Festival

Tickets here.

Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place from 20-22 July 2018 in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park in the heart of the New Forest, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible.

It’s very English on the one hand – expect fabulous novelists, exceptional historians, poet laureates, dogs on leads, gin and tonics, and sitting on a deckchair with a view of the Solent although you are just as likely to find yourself on a secret midnight bat-walk, betting your life-savings on the snail-racing, laughing out loud to mesmerising stand-up comedy, or listening to some of the UK’s most exciting musicians.

Curious is an experience not just a few tents in a field. Book your ticket now!

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Jul
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Trilogy: Museum of Comedy, London

Heard of a play within a play? What about three hour-long, critically-acclaimed comedy shows in one three-hour-long comedy show (with two humane intervals).

Savage: 5:00pm

In 2015 Alice Fraser (Radio Four, co-host of 'The Bugle' podcast) unleashed Savage onto comedy festivals around the world. The show detailing love, anger and belief made audiences laugh, cry… and occasionally follow her home.

The Resistance: 6.15pm

The Resistance, another true story, unveiled Alice’s remarkable upbringing and the ramshackle childhood home in which she grew up.

Empire: 7.30pm

Empire was a more controversial piece of unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox art-comedy about masculinity, family, quantum physics and Disney villains.

Don’t miss this unique, brilliant and dangerous high-wire act of comedy that will either be a disaster, or the best thing you see this year. Come along and find out.

Ticket holders who attend all three shows will receive a limited, numbered Certificate Of Attendance signed by Alice.

'Wonderfully funny and devastatingly poignant … a show that really could change the world. ★★★★★'  - Broadway Baby (UK)

'A total star in her own right …. see this show. ★★★★★' Herald Sun

'A life-changer... a show that made you laugh and shiver, smile and cry. ★★★★★' Edinburgh Guide (UK)

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Jun
9
9:00 PM21:00

ETHOS: The Attic Arts Club @ Upper Norwood Library, London

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ALICE FRASER ‘ETHOS’:  Introducing the first ever human/Artificial Intelligence double act on the comedy circuit! 

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and comedy performer (as well as an ex-corporate lawyer) Alice Fraser explains art, sex, money, nuclear brinksmanship, the term “problematic”, conflict, kindness, class and cultural hypocrisy to a non-human intelligence (who has read her reviews). This is a silly, funny and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

Alice Fraser is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and comedy performer (and an ex-corporate lawyer). Her solo shows Empire, The Resistance, and Savage, have all received four and five star reviews at festivals across the world including Sydney (nominated for Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival 2013), Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Zealand and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has given a TEDx talk about vanity in the face of death, debated the power of the media against Julian Assange at Splendour in the Grass and once did a gig in a Butcher’s shop next to a rotating meat display that was much more stressful than either of those things. The Resistance was filmed and broadcast by ABC Australia as part of their Comedy Next Gen series. Alice is a regular co-host on The Bugle podcast and appears on the BBC Radio 4 series Welcome To Wherever You Are.

A show that really could change the world” – Broadway Baby  ★★★★★

She could give Daniel Kitson a run for his money” – Chortle ★★★★★

“ A life changer… a show that made you laugh & shiver , smile and cry “ – Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★

“ Innately, inescapably funny… Alice Fraser is a total star “ – Herald Sun(Australia) ★★★★★

 “Truly extraordinary” – The Scotsman

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May
10
to May 12

ETHOS: Perth Comedy Festival

TICKETS HERE

Intelligence- the next frontier. We've always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem- the Jewish myth of a clay man animated by the name of God, to Frankenstein's monster, to the prospect of superhuman artificial intelligence- computers who could think, and threaten civilisation. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naive mind, newly created. Now imagine that machine-mind is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show.

See Alice Fraser explain trigger warnings, pornography and cultural hypocrisy to a non-human intelligence. A silly, funny, and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

"A life-changer. A show that made you laugh, shiver, smile, cry" Edinburgh Guide (UK) ★★★★★

"Innately, inescapably funny. Alice Fraser is a star" Herald Sun ★★★★★

Tickets available here

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May
3
to May 6

ETHOS: Sydney Comedy Festival

TICKETS HERE

Intelligence- the next frontier. We've always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem- the Jewish myth of a clay man animated by the name of God, to Frankenstein's monster, to the prospect of superhuman artificial intelligence- computers who could think, and threaten civilisation. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naive mind, newly created. Now imagine that machine-mind is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show.

See Alice Fraser explain trigger warnings, pornography and cultural hypocrisy to a non-human intelligence. A silly, funny, and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

"A life-changer. A show that made you laugh, shiver, smile, cry" Edinburgh Guide (UK) ★★★★★

"Innately, inescapably funny. Alice Fraser is a star" Herald Sun ★★★★★

Tickets available here.

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Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne: Savage, The Resistance, Empire BACK TO BACK

TICKETS HERE

Savage, The Resistance, Empire  three hour-long, critically-acclaimed comedy shows in one three-hour-long comedy show (with two humane intervals). Don’t miss Alice Fraser’s unique, brilliant and dangerous high-wire act of comedy that will either be a disaster, or the best thing you see this year. Come along and find out.

'★★★★★' Broadway Baby (UK)

'★★★★★' Herald Sun

'★★★★★'  Edinburgh Guide (UK)

Just add one ticket for each of the three performances to your basket to automatically receive the special discount price of $50 for all three shows.

1.00pm – Savage
2.00pm – The Resistance
3.00pm – Empire

Wheelchair accessible

TICKETS HERE

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Mar
29
to Apr 22

ETHOS: Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Tickets here.

Intelligence- the next frontier. We've always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem- the Jewish myth of a clay man animated by the name of God, to Frankenstein's monster, to the prospect of superhuman artificial intelligence- computers who could think, and threaten civilisation. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naive mind, newly created. Now imagine that machine-mind is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show.

See Alice Fraser explain trigger warnings, pornography and cultural hypocrisy to a non-human intelligence. A silly, funny, and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

"A life-changer. A show that made you laugh, shiver, smile, cry" Edinburgh Guide (UK) ★★★★★

"Innately, inescapably funny. Alice Fraser is a star" Herald Sun ★★★★★

Tickets here.

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Mar
3
to Mar 18

ETHOS: Adelaide Fringe

Tickets here.

Intelligence- the next frontier. We've always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem- the Jewish myth of a clay man animated by the name of God, to Frankenstein's monster, to the prospect of superhuman artificial intelligence- computers who could think, and threaten civilisation. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naive mind, newly created. Now imagine that machine-mind is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show.

See Alice Fraser explain trigger warnings, pornography and cultural hypocrisy to a non-human intelligence. A silly, funny, and smart show that explores what it is to be human.

"A life-changer. A show that made you laugh, shiver, smile, cry" Edinburgh Guide (UK) ★★★★★

"Innately, inescapably funny. Alice Fraser is a star" Herald Sun ★★★★★

Tickets available here

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Distraction Club Christmas Extravaganza @ The Phoenix, London

TICKETS HIGHLY LIKELY TO SELL OUT - PLEASE PREBOOK HERE

18+ only.

MITCH BENN & THE DISTRACTIONS (KIRSTY NEWTON and IVAN SHEPPARD) present the seventh annual DISTRACTION CLUB CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA!! A festive gathering of some of the biggest and best names from our previous shows! More than 20 acts packed into one evening unlike any other! Unique, chaotic, hilarious...and, of course, for one night only!

Confirmed Acts:

Alice Fraser
Andrew O'Neill
Arthur Smith
Bloozy Bill  
Carly Smallman
Christian Reilly
Diva Regina
Faye Treacy
Howard Read
Ivan Sheppard
Jay Foreman
Jenny Bede
Jonny and the Baptists
Kate Lucas
Kirsty Newton
Matt Blair
Mitch Benn
Nick Doody
Quint Fontana
Rachel Parris
Rayguns Look Real Enough
Rich Hall
Sooz Kempner
Talal Karkouti
Tamar Broadbent
Tom Houghton

DOORS - 19:00pm
SHOWTIME - 19:30pm
FINISH - 23:00 (fingers crossed!)

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Oct
19
to Oct 21

Opening for Shane Mauss

On the 19th/20th/21st, at Comics Lounge in Melbourne - Alice will be opening for Shane Mauss.

Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part TED Talk combine for one of the most unique, informative, and funny comedy shows you will ever see (no psychedelic experience required!) In A Good Trip, Mauss takes his audience on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics; sharing personal experiences and discussing the effects of hallucinogens such as mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.  Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, he’s worked hard to articulate the experience for all.

Tickets are available here.

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Sep
9
9:30 PM21:30

EXTRA SHOW Empire: Camden Comedy Club

SECOND SHOW ADDED TO TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND! ONE NIGHT. TWO SHOWS!

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy. Empire is a show about power, quantum physics and Disney villains. Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer and critically acclaimed comedian Alice has performed with the Cambridge Footlights and toured the world. She’s debated Julian Assange and done a TEDx talk. One day she’ll make her father proud. Empire is the follow-up to five-star hits Savage and The Resistance. Book early! ★★★★★ (Funny Tonne). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ ‘Gut-punchingly funny. See this show’(Herald Sun, Australia).

Tickets available here.

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Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Empire: Camden Comedy Club

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy. Empire is a show about power, quantum physics and Disney villains. Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer and critically acclaimed comedian Alice has performed with the Cambridge Footlights and toured the world. She’s debated Julian Assange and done a TEDx talk. One day she’ll make her father proud. Empire is the follow-up to five-star hits Savage and The Resistance. Book early! ★★★★★ (Funny Tonne). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ ‘Gut-punchingly funny. See this show’(Herald Sun, Australia).

Pay what you want - tickets available here.

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Aug
3
to Aug 29

Edinburgh Fringe: Empire

10pm every night at The Gilded Balloon in 'The Billiard Room'

Empire is a show about power, quantum physics and Disney villains. Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer and critically acclaimed comedian Alice has performed with the Cambridge Footlights and toured the world. She’s debated Julian Assange and done a TEDx talk. One day she’ll make her father proud.

Empire is the follow-up to five-star hits Savage and The Resistance. Book early! 

Tickets here!

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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Great Yorkshire Fringe: Empire

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy. She’s debated Julian Assange and done a TEDx talk. One day she’ll make her father proud.

Empire is about Power, Quantum Physics and Disney Villains. 

“Gut-punchingly funny. See this show” – Herald Sun

★★★★★ Broadway Baby  

★★★★★  Funny Tonne

We're in The Tea Pot! Tickets here.

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Jul
9
10:00 PM22:00

London PREVIEW - Empire

After selling out seasons and touring the world to unanimous critical acclaim with her Savage and The Resistance solo shows, Alice Fraser, your favourite Australian-Jewish-Catholic-Buddhist banjo-playing intellectual, is back with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, artful comedy. 

Special offer also available to see both Juliette Burton's 'Butterfly Effect' and Alice's 'Empire' for just £15- if you book here.

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Kill for a Seat with Alice Fraser and Aidan Goatley

AIDAN GOATLEY (***** Yorkshire Post “A brilliant raconteur” Fringeguru. “A singular wit, highly recommended” Edinburgh Evening News )

& ALICE FRASER (“Laugh out loud funny... Unexpectedly moving and thought provoking, the best sort of contemporary stand-up. ★★★★” The Adelaide Advertiser)

...plus special guests and your rippling host, Silky.

Tickets here.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Kill for a Seat with Alice Fraser and Aidan Goatley

 

AIDAN GOATLEY (***** Yorkshire Post “A brilliant raconteur” Fringeguru. “A singular wit, highly recommended” Edinburgh Evening News )

& ALICE FRASER (“Laugh out loud funny... Unexpectedly moving and thought provoking, the best sort of contemporary stand-up. ★★★★” The Adelaide Advertiser)

...plus special guests and your rippling host, Silky.

Tickets here.

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Edinburgh WIP - ALICE FRASER and JOHN HASTINGS

See two work-in-progress Edinburgh Festival shows from excellent comedians in central London for a super cheap price...

ALICE FRASER: EMPIRE
Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy. Empire is a show about power, quantum physics and Disney villains. Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer and critically acclaimed comedian Alice has performed with the Cambridge Footlights and toured the world. She’s debated Julian Assange and done a TEDx talk. One day she’ll make her father proud. Empire is the follow-up to five-star hits Savage and The Resistance. Book early! ***** (Funny Tonne). ‘Gut-punchingly funny. See this show’ ***** (Herald Sun, Australia). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com) 

JOHN HASTINGS: AUDACITY
BBC Three's John Hastings, the funniest white comedian from Canada, was briefly vegan and is currently in love. An Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian, he's here to confront his fear of confrontation and prove that love starts in the toilet (not that kind, you yucky idiots). This 'fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch' (Times). **** (Herald). **** (Fest). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Melbourne Herald Sun). **** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Now Magazine). **** (ThreeWeeks). 'His act is packed with observations and wit that will stay with you in a good way' ***** (Mirror) 

Hosted by ALEXANDER BENNETT

Tickets are available here!

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Jun
17
8:30 AM08:30

Sydney Encore: Empire

Special encore show at The Comedy Store in Sydney!

Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer, musician and critically acclaimed comedian Alice Fraser ha done her time in the Cambridge Footlights, the comedy clubs of New York, and the boardroom of Allens Linklaters. She’s debated Julian Assange and delivered a TEDx talk. Empire is the follow-up to Alice’s recent, acclaimed, sold-out festival shows- Savage and The Resistance- book early!

Tickets here!

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May
12
to May 15

Perth Comedy Festival: Empire

After touring the world to worldwide critical acclaim with her previous shows Savage and The Resistance, Alice Fraser is back in Australia with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox and artful comedy.

Academic, ex-corporate lawyer, writer, musician and critically acclaimed comedian Alice Fraser ha done her time in the Cambridge Footlights, the comedy clubs of New York, and the boardroom of Allens Linklaters. She’s debated Julian Assange and delivered a TEDx talk. Empire is the follow-up to Alice’s recent, acclaimed, sold-out festival shows- Savage and The Resistance- book early!

 ★★★★★  “astonishing” Funny Tonne

★★★★★“gut-punchingly funny. See this show” Herald Sun

★★★★★ “stand-up like you’ve never seen it before”  Broadway Baby (UK)

Tickets are available here!

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Mar
31
to Apr 24

Melbourne International Fringe Festival: Empire

After selling out seasons and touring the world to unanimous critical acclaim with her Savage and The Resistance solo shows, Alice is back with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, artful comedy.

★★★★★ “astonishing” Funny Tonne
★★★★★ “gut-punchingly funny. See this show” Herald Sun
★★★★★ “stand-up like you’ve never seen it before” Broadway Baby UK

All shows sold out in 2015, 2016. Purchase early! Tickets available here!

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Feb
17
to Mar 13

Adelaide Fringe: Empire

After selling out seasons and touring the world to unanimous critical acclaim with her Savage and The Resistance solo shows, Alice is back with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, artful comedy.

★★★★★ “astonishing” Funny Tonne
★★★★★ “gut-punchingly funny. See this show” Herald Sun
★★★★★ “stand-up like you’ve never seen it before” Broadway Baby UK

All shows sold out in 2015, 2016. Purchase early! Tickets available here

 

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Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

London: Empire Work in Progress

After selling out seasons touring the world to critical acclaim with genre-bending solo shows, Savage and The Resistance, Alice tries out a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, art-comedy. 

Empire is about power and restraint, and disney villains, and a banjo. 

7.30pm at Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London.

Tickets available here!

 

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Oct
5
to Oct 10

Melbourne: The Resistance Butterfly Club

Tickets Here

Alice Fraser chronicles the world of her childhood through the eccentricities of the people sharing her falling-down home: the manic-depressive Chilean gardener; the Christian Hungarian who should’ve been her grandmother’s enemy but somehow wasn’t; the veiled Indian woman…

Alice’s acclaimed new show is full of silly fun and lightly peppered with a few devastating human truths.

★★★★★ 'stand-up like you’ve never seen it' - Broadway Baby

★★★★★ 'a towering achievement, one of the festival's very best' - Funny Tonne

★★★★★ 'See this show.' - Herald Sun

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Tuesday 04 October 2016 8:30pm

Wednesday 05 October 2016 8:30pm

Thursday 06 October 2016 8:30pm

Friday 07 October 2016 8:30pm

Saturday 08 October 2016 8:30pm

Sunday 09 October 2016 8:30pm

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