Alistair Baldwin is a writer, comedian, thought leader, disabled ingenue and sometimes blonde based in Naarm / Melbourne.
He has written for a number of TV shows, including ABC’s The Weekly (seasons 4, 5 and 7), Hard Quiz (season 4 and 5), Get Krack!n (season 2) and At Home Alone Together (season 1) – as well as the upcoming Amazon Original series Deadloch. Alongside Madeleine Gottlieb he directed the SBS Digital Original series Latecomers, currently in post-production.
In 2019 Alistair’s play Lame was performed at Southbank Theatre as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s First Stage initiative and Malthouse Theatre chose him to participate in the Besen Writers’ Development Workshop.
In 2020 Alistair was a featured playwright in MTC’s Cybec Electric play readings, premiering an early excerpt of Telethon Kid (formerly titled Celebrity Skin). Telethon Kid has gone on to be shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Award, and will have its debut run at Malthouse Theatre next year.
He has a Bachelor in Screenwriting (Honours) from the Victoria College of the Arts, writing his final thesis on disability representation on Australian screens.
Alistair has participated in the Film Victoria’s Talent Camp and has interned in Village Roadshow’s Acquisitions Department, writing coverage on incoming feature film scripts.
Alistair provides narrative development and joke writing services to projects across Australia – for various networks, SVOD platforms, apps and more famous comedians.
He has been published by Metro Film Magazine, ACMI Ideas, un Magazine, Archer and more – selected works can be read here. He was Writer In Residence for Next Wave Festival in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. Alistair has a short story featured in the anthology book Growing Up Disabled In Australia, which is currently available.
Alistair is one half of Nemeses, a toxic comedy collaboration including regular collaborator Vidya Rajan – read more about their work here.