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Alex Kealy Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Alex Kealy)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Alex Kealy Ed2016

As far as Alex Kealy’s show poster goes, a better title might have been ‘ideas whose time has been and gone’. Two of his three featured targets at time of production, Gove and Farage, have (sort of) left the stage, while Trump has, Kealy reflects ruefully, rather moved beyond the bounds of normal satirical convention. Kealy riffs on both this awkwardness and his own as a nerdy, posh lefty, and so the topical satire bumps alongside bits about relationship failures and boarding school. He could do with explaining his own convictions more succinctly: there’s limited intentional comedy gold in explaining why you’re voting for Owen Smith. However, he deadpans nicely, with mostly smart (and fresh) satirical comedy. His time may indeed come.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]