The first show of Alfie’s first BBC Radio 4 Comedy series It’s a Fair Cop airs in July in the coveted 6.30pm ‘drive time’ slot. Whilst the tone is humorous, the subjects tackled – including how to deal with a suspected drink-driver – represent the real dilemmas faced by police officers. What would you do if faced with a tricky policing decision? Find out what the studio audience would do and also the full tricky, and often hilarious, story from Alfie. Be sure to tune in on 9th, 16th and 23rd July and play along in your own car or kitchen!
Alfie is delighted to have been invited to be a guest on BBC Radio 4 ‘Loose Ends’ with the brilliant Clive Anderson and ‘fearless’ Arthur Smith. The eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy bodes well for an hilarious show. The show will be first broadcast at 6.15pm on 5th July and if you missed it (or LOVED it so much you want to hear it again) it’s repeated on Monday 7th July on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9.15pm and 11.15pm and (for the insomniacs and night-shift workers) 4.15am on Tuesday 8th.
As part of the warm up for Edinburgh this year Alfie is pleased to be previewing ‘THE NAKED STUN’ at the Leicester Square Theatre on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 7pm. Come along and enjoy the show and say hello (hello, hello) to Alfie. BOOK TICKETS HERE
Tickets for Alfie’s latest UK tour show are now available. You have the right to remain silent but you won’t help but laugh! Full dates and box office details here
After a successful pilot Alfie has had his first comedy series commissioned by Radio 4. The shows are due to record in the early summer and be broadcast during July 2014. The audience of It’s a Fair Cop will be sworn in as ‘temporary constables’, and be challenged to make the kind of on-the-spot decisions required in real-life policing situations. A mix of fascinating and funny discussion will create a show that is sometimes surprising but always hilarious.
Alfie was delighted to have his joke highlighted as one of the best one-liners coming out of this year’s Fringe – especially as others in the top 10 shortlist included jokes from Tim Vine and Marcus Brigstocke. The list was compiled by a panel of experts, who watched hours of footage, before a final vote by the public.
Alfie brings his brand new show to the Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) at the Edinburgh Fringe from 31st July to 25th August 2013. In a laughter filled hour Alfie takes you on the roller coaster true-life story of the glorious glamorous highest and deepest darkest lows of his gambling experiences. If you’ve ever enjoyed a flutter – or no someone who has this show is a sure bet for you. More info and book tickets To listen to Alfie talking about the story behind Viva Alf’s Vegas click here
Need cheering up after the local elections? Alfie will be in the Sky News Westminster studios at 7.30pm on Friday 3rd May taking a lighthearted look at the local election results with Grainne Maguire. Catch them on Sky News – vote with your remote!
Thank you Channel 4 for last night’s jaw dropping television. As soon as we hit 9pm it was game on. ‘Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner’ – Ann Barnes. I tried to put my 18 years policing experience behind me, (which of course means I’m institutionally cynical), and keep an open mind but Ann Barnes, Kent PCC, was so annoying I just couldn’t help myself. Is her script writer the same guy who writes The Office? (I don’t know who all the writers are for The Office but its TV so they are obviously blokes).
This lady’s style of leadership was akin to mediaeval aristocracy i.e. talk down to people, (for four hours on one occasion), until their ears start to bleed and if they don’t grease around you enough set the dogs on them, (oh yes she did).
Then she had a good idea – mobile police stations. Very innovative Mrs Barnes. My little force of Humberside were doing it about 15 years ago and nobody came then either – you could’ve just asked me.
She came out with a string of absolute classics including:- ‘There isn’t a plan’, ‘He always makes good decisions even when they’re the wrong ones’, and ‘Can we ignore Eric Pickles?’ – (we all can love, if he gets too intimidating just imagine him in a onesie – or maybe a twosie – that always works for me).
As an experienced police officer who cares about the organisation I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or self-harm. In the end I went for option one and sat there absolutely pissing myself. Anyone who thought that PCC’s were a bad idea has been left in absolutely no doubt. The fact that she actually thought that she’d come across in a good light by patronising all before her says it all. I don’t blame Channel 4 for dodgy editing as clearly they only needed to point a camera and watch this lady dance. Abolish Police and Crime Commissioners? To be honest, if this is any judge of their comedic value, I think that there should be more of them – perhaps four per force so as we can have 24hr coverage.
And as for the good people of Kent that voted for this lady let me tell you that you’re nearly as bad as those that voted for Jim Davidson to win Celebrity Big Brother – hang your heads in shame.
If you read in the news that I’ve been savaged by a pack of yappy dogs who were last seen being driven off in a ridiculous van marked ‘Ann Force 1’, then you know I’ve said too much….
Former Police Sergeant Alfie takes his brand new hour of stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 30th July to 25th August. ‘The Naked Stun’ exposes the true story of his dogged determination to track down a ‘serial flasher’ during his time as a police officer in Scunthorpe. It’s a fast-paced hour which twists and turns with surprising, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny stories before reaching a shocking conclusion. BOOK TICKETS for the Assembly George Square Studios, 4pm show