440 - Alistair Barrie

“Very fulfilled as an unfulfilled comedian”, the hilarious Alistair Barrie isn’t lacking in comedy chops. 

We talk about his forthcoming tour “Woke In Progress”, as well as the clash between the need for approval and a persona that denies needing approval.

We discover his public school upbringing and the abandonment issues that forged his resilience, the experience of being of a generation that resists putting content out if it isn’t excellent, and his relationship with humility…

30 mins of extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Alistair on sage advice for thriving at corporate gigs, worst deaths and strategies to survive them, and what happened when he played both Labour and Conservative party conferences…

Catch up with Alistair

See Alistair on tour in “Woke In Progress”, with dates and ticket links at


And find his food blog at www.foodponce.com

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Stu also offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.

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