Alistair A. Vogan

Alistair A. Vogan



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"It seems all things beautiful are illuminated badly...and it is in the shadows that we hide our longing."

Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr



Ottawa, Canada

1995 - 1998

In Nara, Japan, McCLeod Ganj, India


Introduced to Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr.


With Bruce McCulloch, The Kids In The Hall (T.K.I.T.H.), Craig Lauzon of The Canadian Air Farce, Adam McKay of Saturday Night Live...


The Crash of Twenty-nine @ The Second City

Same Guys, New Dresses (T.K.I.T.H.)


Death To Smoochy (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)

Stealing Harvard (Imagine Entertainment)


At the United Arab Emirates University


How To Lose Your Voice Without Screaming (I.V.N.F.)


By Degrees The Gentlest Asinine Expression (I.V.N.F.)


My Hideous Blind Spot: a Practical Introduction (TBA)

Fought and belittled colon cancer


Spot (TBA)

Alistair A. Vogan is a Canadian script doctor and author whose career in storytelling stretches back over three decades. Some highlights include his time spent on Parliament Hill working with the (then) Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, and in feature film story development with Saturday Night Live staff writer / feature film director Adam McKay and Canadian comedy legend / director Bruce McCulloch. In addition to being a contributing writer for the wildly popular The Kids In The Hall North American Reunion Tour, 'Same Guys, Different Dresses', and a produced playwright ('The Crash of Twenty-Nine'). Alistair spent nearly a decade as a professional screenwriter and script doctor (Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. etc) before writing the first words of The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Foundation classic HOW TO LOSE YOUR VOICE WITHOUT SCREAMING (Volume One).

Alistair's second work is the hysterical BY DEGREES THE GENTLEST ASININE EXPRESSION, published by 'The Foundation'. This satirical collection, written in the spirit of David Sedaris, Mark Twain and Woody Allen, captures the lives of two families across six decades and four continents, and examines the unspoken connection between the Stockholm Syndrome and the family bond. 

Alistair is engaged in a number of projects with The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Foundation. He is presently awaiting the release of MY HIDEOUS BLIND SPOT: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION, a bildungsromanian novel set in the 90's. 

Coming up next: SPOT, an exploration of quantum mechanics, gravitational singularity and the end of all time, but in a funny way. It is expected to be released in 2020. Publisher: to be announced.

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The Creative Works of Alistair A. Vogan 



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Kingsley Kuchner has a secret. A secret even he doesn't know he has. And soon, he's going to share it, and bring an end to the world we know. 

How to Lose Your Voice Without Screaming explores with compassion and laugh-out-loud humor what can happen when we repress a very big secret. 

Part mystery, part romantic comedy, a bildungsroman, of sorts. It's what you'd get if the Cohen Bros lampooned the New Journalism of Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe while receiving guidance from a young Woody Allen.


"This story will change America, forever. Let me correct myself. ...It already has." 

Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr.



In 1965, Ivan Von Noshrilgram Jr was born into a large family of eccentrics, lead by the illusive Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr, celebrated philosopher-botanist, wild game hunter, exotic animal trainer, extinguished firewalker, writer and humanitarian lecturer.

Conspicuously absent throughout the lives of all his family members, Ivan Sr came to play a decisive, even magical role, in young Ivan Jr’s construction of reality…

With his latest By Degrees The Gentlest Asinine Expression, Alistair A. Vogan, author of How To Lose Your Voice Without Screaming, explores the unspoken connection between the Stockholm Syndrome and the family bond.

With this heroic act he suggests with a surprisingly nimble mind, a refreshing wit and great hilarity just how we all, eventually, arrive at the doorstep of The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Foundation.



My Hideous Blind Spot: a Practical Introduction

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Scott P. Andersen is smart enough. or at least he should be. He knows there’s something very wrong - perhaps with everything – but he can’t quite put his finger on it.

It’s 1995 already, for starters, and he and his high-achieving girlfriend, Emily, are in his DECREPIT Toyota Tercel drifting awkwardly along an all-too-familiar highway towards the unlikely wedding of their old university friends Boris and Janet. This should be enough. However, As he sifts through time to key moments in their relationship while enumerating the folly of his peers and the fundamental idiocies of the 20th century, Scott begins to sense that he may have figured it out.

…Or has it slipped through his grasp, somehow? 

In any case, with Alistair A. Vogan’s comic take on turning 30, there is a growing unease that despite sharing a mode of transportation with Emily, Scott could very easily careen over the edge, all by himself...



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