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Alex Kealy: A Kealy’s Heel (Alex Kealy)

By | Published on Sunday 26 August 2018

Alex Kealy offers up a mixture of history, politics and personal life in his third Fringe show. The trouble is that whilst the world is in crisis, he is in love, and happiness, he admits, is not ideal for comedy. You get the distinct impression that he would rather be discussing the weightier subjects in this show, but the more mainstream routines (like discussing the complications that arise when buying lube) are generally better received, and he cheerfully acknowledges that these have been inserted to compensate for the heavier subjects: “a drink in the desert”, as he puts it. This is intelligent, informative, funny stuff from an important voice.

Cabaret Voltaire, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]