Alistair Baldwin is a writer, comedian & improviser based in Naarm / Melbourne.
He has written for ABC’s The Weekly (season 4), Hard Quiz (season 4) and Get Krack!n (season 2) – the latter of which he also appears in as Matthew, the Kates’ very tired PA. He is currently writing for season 5 of The Weekly.
In 2019 he was selected to be a part of First Stage, an initiative run by Melbourne Theatre Company and the Emerging Writers Festival that takes four writers from other mediums and helps them develop their first play script. He was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for 2018, through which he is working on Invalid Memoir, a collection of auto-fiction pieces on being cool (figuratively) and being lame (figuratively and physically).
In 2017 he was selected for the Film Victoria-funded Talent Camp initiative for emerging screen creatives, after which he went on to receive a Film Victoria Key Talent Grant to help fund his professional development in the TV industry. In 2016 he interned in the Village Roadshow – Acquisitions Department, writing coverage/script assessments on incoming feature film scripts.
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.
He has had commentary, criticism & satire published by SBS, ACMI Ideas, un Magazine, Archer and more. His work regularly touches on comedy, art, commercial appeal, narrativity, gay stuff and disability stuff.
He is an improviser and a stand-up comedian, and performs both semi-regularly. He is the host and producer of ‘crowdwork.’, a night of improvised stand-up where comics can only do crowd work, no prepared material.