Alison Spittle is an award-winning writer and comedian who can regularly be heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBC Radio 4’s Grownup Land. She is the creator and star of the television series Nowhere Fast, which aired on RTÉ2 to great critical acclaim. She can be seen on screen in the film Extra Ordinary (2019). She also featured in RTÉ’s Celebrity Globetrotters.
Alison was a regular contributor to the RTÉ series Republic of Telly where she wrote and performed her own segment, A Guide to Mullingar. She was team captain on the panel show Choose or Lose for RTÉ 2 and also presented their coverage of Electric Picnic. She wrote and starred in Alison Spittle in Ireland, a short film produced by Baby Cow Productions for Sky Arts.
Alison’s chat show style podcast, The Alison Spittle Show has amassed a huge following with guests such as Sharon Horgan, Adam Hills and Kevin McGahern. She performs at podcast festivals across Ireland and the UK.
Alison’s stand up shows have enjoyed several sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and First Fortnight, among others. Her first play Starlet premiered to great acclaim, garnering five stars from The Sunday Times.
She has performed at numerous festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens, Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Kilkenny Cat Laughs as well as headlining her own show at Vicar Street.
In 2020, she started a podcast for the BBC called Wheel of Misfortune which she now co-hosts with Kerry Katona
As a warm and engaging entertainer and presenter, Alison’s performances appeal to a diverse range of audiences.
“Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius” **** IRISH TIMES
“A real alchemist turning the mundane and absurd alike into comedy gold with her phrasing” **** ONE4REVIEW
“Spectacular in a beautifully surreal way” IRISH INDEPENDENT
“Hilarious, moving and thought provoking” DAILYEDGE.IE
“A master class in stand up comedy” MEG.IE