Pittsfield, MA: In conjunction with The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Alison Larkin presents an evening of Anglo-American comedy on March 9 at 7:30pm at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.
Alison was born in Washington DC, adopted at six weeks old by British parents and raised in England and Africa. After graduating from Royal Holloway College, London University and The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, she became a playwright and classical actress on the British stage. Then, at 28, she found her birth mother, who was living in Bald Mountain, Tennessee. The experience turned her into a stand-up comic.
She was soon headlining at the Comic Strip in New York and the Comedy Store in LA, while maintaining her theatrical career. She appeared Off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club and on Broadway in Stanley with the Royal National Theatre. She also spent three years under studio development contract to star in her own sitcom with ABC, CBS and Jim Henson Productions. TV appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comic Relief, Providence and Holding the Baby.