Ali Woods is a half-English, half-Scottish comedian, podcaster and content creator. Fresh off his first sold out show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Ali is a refreshing mix of the ‘every man’ and the ‘modern man’, whose sensitivity and genuine interest in men’s mental health gives him a great perspective on the modern ‘lad’ culture which often features in his comedy. Ali is that wonderful blend of comedy with a heart, speaking on topics such as football, the environment, and many social causes close to his heart.

Ali won Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2020 and has appeared on BBC Radio 4, TalkRadio, TalkSport alongside hosting his own podcast ‘All I Do Is Fail’. His online comedy sketches under the tag @aliwoodsgigs have gained millions of views and likes, and featured on LadBible and Buzzfeed UK. Many of Ali’s followers found him after he supported Russell Kane on tour in 2022.

“In a world of wannabes, Woods is the real deal”

Evening Standard

“A brilliantly witty, funny, and relatable comedy gig delivered flawlessly by a new comedian”

Everything Theatre

“Expect to see big things from this rising star”

The Wee Review

“I was blown away by this comedy hour”


“It becomes immediately apparent why the show was sold out, as Ali starts early with some high-quality stand-up worthy of a pro”

Deadline News

“Hilariously good stand up”

Entertainment Now

“A compelling debut hour of stand-up”

The Scotsman

“One to watch”


“A natural performer”

Voice Magazine