Alistair Baldwin is a writer and comedian based in Naarm / Melbourne.
He has written for ABC’s The Weekly (seasons 4 and 5), Hard Quiz (season 4 and 5), Get Krack!n (season 2) and At Home Alone Together (season 1) – the latter two of which he has also acted in.
Alistair regularly provides narrative development and joke writing services to a number of screen projects across Australia – for various networks, SVOD platforms, apps and more famous comedians. He sometimes generates “memes” for Netflix ANZ.
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 Family Artist Program – Writers’ Development Workshop.
In 2020 Alistair was selected to be part of MTC’s Cybec Electric play readings, premiering an excerpt of his new play Celebrity Skin – which he is continuing work on with the support of a grant from Creative Victoria.
He has a Bachelor in Screenwriting (Honours) from the Victoria College of the Arts, with a creative focus in writing TV comedy and an academic focus in disability representation on Australian screens. Alistair has participated in the Film Victoria-funded Talent Camp initiative for emerging screen creatives and has interned in Village Roadshow’s Acquisitions Department, writing coverage/script assessments on incoming feature film scripts.
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 to pre-order.
Alistair is one half of Nemeses, a toxic comedy collaboration including regular collaborator Vidya Rajan – read more about their work here.