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Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s, it’s the turn of Alex Kealy.

In one sentence tell us about your show.

A 27-year-old man whose only job was a year working at a philosophy festival, tries to make sense of the world’s political chaos but with jokes.

What made you decide to bring a show this year?

I’m a political comedian and felt that events in 2016 and 2017 were providing food for thought.

Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?

Punters: Book a couple of shows a day in advance that are the ones you really want to see and then watch stuff in free or pay-what-you-want venues that you hear is good, leaving yourself flexibility, and don’t see more than five shows a day because of #DiminishingReturns and see my show.

Performers: the important thing is to devote most of your time to giving me, Alex Kealy, great advice.

What makes your show stand out from all the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)

The bit where I objectively prove the meaning of life always seems to go well.

What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?

Sarah Kendall, brilliant storytelling.

Now the boring but essential bit…

Name of Show: Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Venue: Just the Tonic at the Caves 

Dates: 3 August – 27 August  2017 (not 14)

Time: 16:20

Image: Alex Moore


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