Stay tuned for his CBC Television debut this fall!

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Alistair won the inaugural CBC Next Up Competition and has appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival and Comedy Waste Festival.

Alistair also hosts the monthly show Comedypants and co-hosts Lil Comedy and Magic Mic.



Comedypants Poster

Established in November 2018, Comedypants happens on the first Saturday of every month at the Avant Garden in Chinatown (729 Gore Ave).

A weird, wonderful showcase of the best comedians who happen to be in Vancouver on that given night, Comedypants has featured numerous hilarious comedians, from local up-and-comers to touring headliners. For tickets, go to

Occasionally, the show appears elsewhere, such as in Victoria, BC on May 24, 2019. If you’d like Comedypants to come to wherever you are, send an email to and we’ll see what we can do!

Lil Comedy

Established on May 31, 2019, Lil Comedy is a brand new show at Instant Theatre (529 E Broadway) that happens every Friday at 9pm!
Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Magic Mic

Magic Mic is a fun, low-stakes open mic alternately hosted by Alistair and Jenny Russell. It’s open primarily to comedy acts, but also welcomes music, drag, dance, and pretty much any other type of performance. Located in Vancouver’s Davie Village neighbourhood, Magic Mic strives to be an inclusive and welcoming performance space for everyone.


The winning submission for CBC’s Next Up competition

Translink offered me a free shirt after this clip went viral on Facebook, but they never followed through.