Alexander Fox is a comedian, writer, improviser and musician from London.
Alexander sought to make his debut solo comedy hour as innovative as possible, so Alexander Fox: Ringo – described as ‘Whiplash meets Yellow Submarine’ – drew on his talent as a drummer and percussionist and was set around a live drum kit, attracting important figures from the worlds of both comedy and music to the Pleasance Courtyard.
He was previously in sketch comedy troupe The Awkward Silence, who were script-edited by Brass Eye's David Quantick and with whom he was nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at London Sketchfest 2014.
Alexander founded Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film, which will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for a fourth successive year in 2018 and which has garnered a sell-out cult following for its ambitious two-prov format. He is a regular and experienced improviser on the UK scene, and his other improv work includes Bumper Blyton, Uncle Bryn, Sweet Nelson and Criminal. As well as performing across the UK, Alexander has also improvised in France, Holland and the USA.
He began writing and performing comedy whilst a student at the University of Oxford, where he was in both the Oxford Imps and the Oxford Revue. Since then he has trained with acclaimed US improv companies iO Theatre and Mischief Theatre (Chicago), UCB Theatre (New York), Second City (touring company), and he is a graduate of London’s The Free Association.
His easy manner onstage has seen him in demand as a host for a wide variety of events, where he has introduced an eclectic selection of figures including Chase and Status, Henning Wehn, Robin Ince, Sara Pascoe and Mark Ronson.
Alexander has written for The Independent, and has experience as a script editor for stage and film, and as an improv coach. He is currently writing two comic poetry anthologies, and his next solo show which he describes loosely as “Whiplash meets The Graduate.”
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“A charismatic comic with bags of potential” – The List
“Excellent” – Jack Dee
“Alexander is rather wondrous… A very funny young chap” – Josie Lawrence
“Alexander is very funny, very brilliant and very brave” – Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson)
“Brilliant” – Phil Thornalley (The Cure, Natalie Imbruglia)
Nominated for Best New Act at London Sketchfest 2014
Shaken Not Stirred
***** - “Quite simply the funniest show I have seen at the Fringe” – EdFringe Review
Alexander Fox: Ringo
**** - “Refreshingly original… Fox is a natural storyteller” – Reviews Hub
**** - “A lovely man… A heck of a drummer… A delight” – The Edinburgh Reporter