Alistair McGowan is an impressionist, actor, writer of jokes, plays and sketches, stand-up comedian and, latterly, pianist. In addition to his well-known stand-up, he is currently touring with three shows.

His early career on Spitting Image and The Big Impression, two of TV’s most popular shows, made him a household name. An inspired and inspiring entertainer, Alistair is in demand for theatre touring, voice-overs and corporate engagements. He is currently touring three shows,  An Evening Shared with Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan, Radio Live, and The Piano Show.

At the age of 49, Alistair went back to the piano (having reached Grade 2 as a nine-year old), achieving a No. 1 Sony album that grew into successful live concerts with a difference. The Piano Show, 13 short pieces interspersed with Alistair’s trademark impressions, is ‘the classical concert you’ve always wanted to see’.


Following the success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist!

Join Alistair as he plays classical gems by Glass, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Tiersen and Satie – expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!) and more than a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.


“Alistair McGowan’s impressions are faultless”
The Sunday Times

“He plays the piano splendidly”
The Observer

“Alistair plays an impressive range of pieces with enviable touch and feeling”
Charles Owen, pianist.

“Two shows for the price of one: laugh-out-loud comedy and some surprisingly sensitive piano playing”
James Lisney, pianist.

“Inspired and inspiring!”
Anthony Hewitt, Concert pianist.