Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel (3 stars)

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Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

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Alex Kealy

Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. 'Hilariously funny' ★★★★ ( 'Ferociously quick-witted' ★★★★ ( 'Fresh, insightful and original… great hour of cerebral stand-up' ★★★★ ( Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2016 and 2017 (Evening Standard, i News, Scotsman, Huffington Post). 'Very high on laughs. The gag-per-minute ratio for this show is impressive… clever and imaginative' (List). 'Fascinating hour… marvellous stand-up' (Skinny). 'Smart and fresh satirical comedy' (ThreeWeeks). 'Clever and original… Kealy’s style worked a treat' ( 'Enjoyable stage presence with shrewd comic chops' (Fest).

Age category: 16+

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Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

6 Aug 20183 stars

A solid hour of liberal concerns and relationship matters

Early in the run, Alex Kealy is still trying out his material in front of a largely appreciative audience. In some ways, a Fringe comic's technique of pausing before announcing that a joke is going to be cut from the show should probably remain all…

My Comedy Hero: Alex Kealy on Stephen Colbert

21 Jun 2018

The rising star of the British stand-up scene limbers up for his August run by picking the constantly in-character talk-show host and satirist as his comic icon

I adore Stephen Colbert. Colbert is one of a clutch of greats including Steve Carell, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver who have made their name as correspondents with Jon Stewart's [now Trevor Noah's] The Daily Show. But what Colbert did on his…

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