With several viral internet hits and appearances on Mock The Week under his (vegan leather) belt, flame-haired Alasdair Beckett-King has taken his first tour, The Interdimensional ABK, on the road, and he’ll be performing at Oxford Glee Club on 13 April 2023.
After several sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Alasdair predicts 2023 will be the year of hard-hitting, uncompromising whimsy. His YouTube spoofs now have millions of views, sure. But he learned to do stand-up first, so The Interdimensional ABK is a real show with jokes and everything.
Schopenhauer said ours was the worst of all possible worlds, cementing the German philosopher’s status as “a right laugh”. But He had a point. How are you supposed to perform whimsical comedy when the real world is so terrible?
Astute, intelligent, and jammed with niche nerdery, whilst easy on thinly shredded nerves, The Interdimensional ABK is giving it a good go… Because as it turns out – here we all are, rudderless-ly moping about in the bafflingly miserable B Timeline, totally clueless to there being a marginally superior version.
In the A Timeline, Wetherspoons is called Definitelyspoons to start with. And, well, all and sundry is just generally better, happier, and more optimistic. But don’t despair – Alasdair Beckett-King is here on a heroic mission, sent from the A Timeline to save us all from ourselves.
He has, however, hit a snag. The madness of B Timeline – war, injustice, growing anti-Ginger sentiment – is overwhelmingly distracting. And that’s before you get him started on Agatha Christie Poirot’s plots. Also – it turns out the B Timeline has heaps of awful things that he kind of loves.
Instead of Alasdair making the B Timeline better, is the B Timeline making him worse?
Innovative observational comedy, idiosyncratic animated illustrations and what one critic called “majestic” ginger locks team up to deliver charmingly subtle commentary on the unavoidably addressed political climate in which we Timeline B inhabitants find ourselves.
Alasdair won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2017 and garnered a very enthusiastic critical response, plus an Amused Moose Comedy Award nomination with his debut Edinburgh show of the same year.
Alongside his recent TV appearances and YouTube fame, he has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer and performed stand-up across the UK at Glastonbury, Citadel Fest, the Udderbelly Southbank and the Fringe.
He once won a student RTS award and was nominated for a Student Oscar, but quit filmmaking for stand-up on realising it was a cheaper medium to be unsuccessful in.