Alice Fraser

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Alice Fraser
Alice Fraser AdelaideFringe2016 (24359235134).jpg
Fraser at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe
Birth nameAlice Rebekah Fraser
BornSydney, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Alma materUniversity of Sydney, University of Cambridge
Relative(s)Henry Fraser
Notable works and roles
  • Savage (2015)
  • The Resistance (2016)
  • Empire (2017)
  • ETHOS (2018)
  • MYTHOS (2019)
Websitehttp://www.alicefraser.com

Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian, writer, podcaster, and actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Fraser studied law at the University of Sydney before going on to earn a master's degree in English literature (Rhetoric) in Cambridge, England. Fraser returned to Australia and in 2013, she was nominated as best newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival.[1]

Career[edit]

Fraser made her film debut in the movie Never Hesitate as Emily in 2014.[2] Also in 2014, Fraser spoke at a TEDx event at Macquarie University.[3]

Trilogy[edit]

In 2015 Fraser began touring Savage, the first part of what she describes as an "unorthodox art-comedy/morality tale trilogy"[4] which focuses on her upbringing and its impact on her life. The trilogy was completed by The Resistance in 2016 and Empire in 2017.

Each installment of the trilogy was toured nationally and performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe. Reviewing Empire, The Herald Sun called it a "beautifully word-rich performance" and said that Fraser's "interesting conversation makes her the perfect dinner guest - and comedian".[5] Empire was also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.[6] The Alice Fraser Trilogy was commissioned as a six part podcast series on ABC Radio Podcasts.[7]

Podcasting[edit]

In January 2017, Fraser received a Tomorrow Maker grant for her podcast, Tea with Alice.[8] Previous guests on the podcast have included Wil Anderson, Neil Gaiman and Richard Herring. The Tea With Alice podcast is funded by Fraser's Patreon.[9]

In 2017, Fraser became a semi-regular co-host on the long running British podcast The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltzman. In January 2020, she launched The Bugle Presents... The Last Post, a daily 15-minute podcast of news from an alternate dimension, which The Guardian described as addressing topical issues "with impressive zeal and a clever script".[10] In February 2021 Fraser began hosting The Gargle,[11][12] a weekly podcast discussing non-political news stories, describing itself as the "audio glossy magazine" to The Bugle's audio newspaper.

in 2019 and 2020, Fraser worked with neuroscientist Ash Ranpura on a number of documentaries produced by Somethin' Else for Audible, including the bestselling In The Habit: Introduction to Habit Change. Fraser also created and cohosted a show for BBC Radio with astrophysicist and science educator Jen Gupta, called Stranger Than Sci Fi.

Fraser is a regular writer and guest on the BBC Radio panel show The News Quiz.

Video games[edit]

Fraser appeared in voiceover in the 2020 game Watch Dogs: Legion, as co-host with Andy Zaltzman of fictional radio station The Bug, in the style of her work with Zaltzman on The Bugle.

Personal life[edit]

Fraser's paternal grandfather was a naturalised Briton, born Adolf Friedenberg, later changing his name to Andrew Peter Fraser.[13][14] Her father is a Jewish-turned-Buddhist professor of law named Michael Fraser.[15]

She has a twin brother, musician and philosopher Henry Fraser.[16]

Works[edit]

Comedy shows[edit]

Title Years
Everyone's A Winner 2014
Savage 2015
The Resistance 2016
Empire 2017
ETHOS 2018
MYTHOS 2019

Podcasts[edit]

Title Years Role
The Bugle 2017-present Regular co-host
Tea With Alice 2018-present Host
Troll Play 2018 Co-host
Calm World Introduction to Meditation 2018 Co-host
In The Habit Introduction to Changing Our Behaviour 2018 Co-host
All Being Well Introduction to The World of Wellness 2019 Co-host
The Last Post 2020 Host
Make Life Work 2020 Co-host
The Gargle 2021-present Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney Comedy". Sydney Comedy Fest. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  2. ^ Alice Fraser at IMDb
  3. ^ What are we doing? | Alice Fraser | TEDxMacquarieUniversity. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Time Out Profiles". 21 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Comedy Festival 2017: Alice Fraser's interesting conversation makes her the perfect dinner guest — and comedian". The Herald Sun. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Comedy review: Alice Fraser: Empire". The Scotsman. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Alice Fraser Trilogy". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  8. ^ "ALICE FRASER Awarded AMP Tomorrow Maker Grant + KHALED KHALAFALLA named Film's Face To Watch In 2017!". Mushroom Promotions. 19 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Alice Rebekah Fraser is creating Comedy, Podcasts, Broadcasts, Poetry | Patreon". Patreon. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  10. ^ "The week in podcasts and radio". The Guardian. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  11. ^ "The Gargle on Twitter". Twitter. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  12. ^ "The Gargle on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  13. ^ "THE LONDON GAZETTE, 17 JUNE, 1947" (PDF).
  14. ^ "The Bugle - Dog Climbs Mountain 4101".
  15. ^ "Michael Fraser - Buddhism and ReligionCast". Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Patreon post New Episode of ManMum Podcast".