Comedy vs Climate Change
“‘just because comedy is light-hearted that doesn’t mean it can’t successfully address complex and uncomfortable issues”– OXFORD OPENING NIGHT
“a very successful night”
Comedy vs Climate Change is a charity initiative to raise awareness about climate change and funds for environmental charities. So far we’ve hosted two sell-out events, with sponsorship from ethically-minded brands such as HANX vegan condoms and Eat Natural cereal bars.
I have recently been interviewed by journalist Rosalie Minnitt for Sustainability Action Network about the concept behind the initiative.
I also discuss the project, art and comedy with curator and art writer Verity Babbs here:
I’ve been performing stand-up comedy since 2017, across venues in London, Oxford and Edinburgh. I am also the regular compère of the Comedy vs Climate Change events.
In January 2022, I trained with renowned clown coach Angela De Castro as a part of my academic research, and am now looking towards bringing more clowning into my comedy practice.
“Alison Middleton’s hilarious performance left me in stitches as she asked some ‘big’ questions with a philosophical sharpness perhaps only seen before in Kylie Jenner’s ‘realizing stuff 2k16’”
“a masterclass in confidence and delivery”– CHERWELL on Best of the Fringe 2018
Oxford & Durham Revues
At undergraduate, I cut my teeth writing & performing sketch comedy with the Durham Revue, then later with the Oxford Revue as I began my graduate degree. I’ve performed in multiple iterations of these sketch groups in large venues across the country, including Leicester Square Theatre, Cambridge Art’s Theatre, Durham Gala Theatre and Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“Excellent performances deliver an hour of fast-paced sketch comedy that is guaranteed to make audiences laugh”– CHERWELL on Oxford Revue’s No Market for Old Men (2018)
“Get down to the Burton Taylor studio before No Market for Old Men inevitably sells out”
“The group as individuals are fantastic”★★★★★ – ED FRINGE REVIEW on Durham Revue’s Gigglebox (2016)
“Boy, do this lot deserve five stars”
I’m the founder and editor of climate blog The Dump, and the previous editor of the theatre reviewing platform Oxford Opening Night.
I’ve recently written the following:
‘Women Don’t Owe You Witty‘ (2020) A feature for Funny Women.
‘The Punchline Gap’ (2020) A feature for Chortle.
Let’s make something together.