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Take one master drummer, a handful of madcap antics and a sprinkling of genuine emotion and you have the one and only: Alexander Fox. Seeking to make his debut solo comedy hour as innovative as possible, Alexander has been making waves with his ‘Whiplash meets Yellow Submarine’ comedy special, drawing on his talent as drummer, percussionist and natural born storyteller. Set around a live drum kit, his bold performance has attracted much attention across the worlds of both comedy and music and is an impressive debut hour.
Although his solo career in comedy is still in its infancy, Alexander has previously been a regular and experienced improviser on the UK scene as well co-producing the smash hit Edinburgh Festival show, Shaken not Stirred: The James Bond Improvised Film. In addition to performing across the UK, Alexander has improvised in France, Holland and the USA. Previously a member of sketch comedy troupe The Awkward Silence, (who were script-edited by Brass Eye‘s David Quantick) Alexander was jointly nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at London Sketchfest 2014. A natural wit and easy manner onstage has also seen him in demand to host wide variety of events alongside stars such as Chase and Status, Henning Wehn, Robin Ince, Sara Pascoe and Mark Ronson.
Watch Alexander Fox: Ringo
The innovative drumming comedy experience where ‘Whiplash’ meets ‘Yellow Submarine’ in which Alexander Fox reveals how his teenage self met, then became pen-pals with, Beatles icon Ringo Starr. As well as jaw-dropping drum skills expect expert impressions of Alan Rickman, James Bond, and a girlfriend portrayed in the style of Pingu.
See Alexander Fox Live
Info on Alex’s latest gigs and live shows can be found here.
A comedian, writer, improviser and musician from London, Alexander Fox began writing and performing whilst reading History (specialising in the ‘satire boom’ in 1960s Britain) at the University of Oxford. Whilst a student, he began dabbling with comedy as a member of both the renowned improv group Oxford Imps and the sketch group Oxford Revue, (whose impressive alumi includes the likes of Michael Palin, Rowan Atkinson, Katy Brand and Stewart Lee.)
Graduating in 2016, Alexander then went on to train with acclaimed US improv companies iO Theatre and Mischief Theatre (Chicago), UCB Theatre (New York), Second City (touring company). He is also a graduate of London’s top notch improv group The Free Association.
As a rising star of the improv scene, Alexander and his comedy partner Dom O’Keefe used their experience to concoct their own unique hour of hilarious and very silly improv, founding Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film. The show has been an Edinburgh Fringe hit for four successive years, garnering a cult following for its ambitious two-prov format. In fact, after it’s 2015 Edinburgh debut the show quickly won a loyal fanbase, selling out it’s run in a room double the size at Edinburgh for 2016 and 2017 and attracting bumper audiences, including BAFTA-nominated actor Tony Gardner and ex-England footballer Alan Smith. Alexander’s other improv work includes Bumper Blyton, the improvised Enid Blyton adventure, and performing with improv troupe Sweet Nelson and in the monthly improvised detective show, Criminal.
Alongside his talent for live performance, Alexander has written for The Independent, is an experienced script editor for stage and film, and has worked as an improv coach. He is currently writing two comic poetry anthologies, a politically-themed sitcom for BBC Radio 4, and his next solo show which he describes loosely as “Whiplash meets The Graduate.”