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. With Madeleine Gottlieb, he is currently co-directing the SBS Digital Original series Latecomers.
Alistair provides narrative development and joke writing services to projects across Australia – for various networks, SVOD platforms, apps and more famous comedians.
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, 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.
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.