“Deadpan Scot with the brooding looks of a young Sean Connery and a nice line in snooker based humour” Evening Standard
As seen on ‘The Alternative Comedy Experience’, ‘Comedy at the Fringe’, ‘Edinburgh and Beyond’ and ‘Comedy Cuts’ ITV as well as featuring on Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ and ‘Friday Night Live’, Carlin has earned critical acclaim, accolades and a growing fanbase with his original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery. He is a very enigmatic act, using a unique pattern of delivery who expertly applies twisted, convoluted logic to common-or-garden observations to produce genuinely original material. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of International snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive. This man is well on his way to become Scotland’s newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians. He was also named by Stewart Lee as one of the ‘Ten Best Comedians in the World Ever’.
‘Brilliantly funny, genuinely hilarious’ – David Mitchell
‘Gloriously, life-enhancingly funny’ – The Scotsman
As seen on ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ and Channel 5′s ‘The Wright Stuff’. Voted 3rd best joke of the entire 2013 Edinburgh Festival and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ which starts a seconds series in June, Alfie tasers his way through hilarious and fascinating anecdotes drawn from his eighteen years on the beat. His recent Edinburgh Festival show ‘The Naked Stun’ was critically acclaimed and sold out every show. Described by Rhod Gilbert as ‘fascinating and funny’ Alfie is an original and distinctive comedian with his niche area as a serving police sergeant. He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his day job, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival. He has also supported Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Milton Jones on their national comedy tours and toured his own Edinburgh festival show ‘I Predicted A Riot’ around UK theatres to great critical acclaim. Alfie has a relaxed observational comedic style, which lends itself to witty, and sometimes gritty, anecdotes based on everyday modern policing with belly laughs abundant.
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Doors 7.15 Show 8pm Entry £10.50/8.50 concs
Friday 19th June
‘Instantly quotable jokes’ – Huddersfield Examiner