Alexander Fox is a comedian, writer, improviser and musician from London.
Alexander sought to make his debut solo comedy hour in 2017 as innovative as possible, so Alexander Fox: Ringo – described as ‘Whiplash meets Yellow Submarine’ – drew on his talent as a drummer and was set around a live drum kit, attracting important figures from the worlds of both comedy and music to the Pleasance Courtyard. Ringo was filmed alongside Max & Ivan and is now available on online comedy platform NextUp. Alexander's second hour, Alexander Fox: Snare, also at the Pleasance, was highlighted as a 'Recommended Show' by The Guardian, and included in 'Best Jokes of the Fringe 2019' lists in The Independent and GQ Magazine.
Alexander founded Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film, which will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sixth successive year in 2020 and is one of the Festival's most beloved cult hits. He is a highly experienced and in-demand improviser on the UK scene: his other improv work includes Grand Theft Impro, Jack Left Town, Sally & Fox, Bumper Blyton, Shrinks, and Criminal. He has also improvised in France, Holland and the USA.
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.
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 Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), UCB Theatre (New York), Second City (touring company), and graduated from London’s The Free Association.
His easy manner onstage has seen him in demand as a host for a wide variety of events here and abroad, where he has introduced and compered 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 Match Pint, has experience as a script editor for stage and short films, and as an improv coach. As well as performing regularly, he is currently writing treatments for television and radio.