REVIEW – Alex Kealy – Winner Takes All

RATING: 4/5

Alex Kealy shall be perfoming Winner Takes All each afternoon at 4:15pm till Sunday, twenty eighth August at Monkey Barrel Comedy (The Hive) – Hive 1.

POLITICAL comic Alex Kealy returns to the Edinburgh Fringe along with his latest present, Winner Takes All. 

Alex is a really matter-of-fact comic, delivering his jokes with a critical, to the purpose, however self-aware tone that instantly captivates the viewers. 

He jumps straight into his materials from the second he arrives on stage, no messing round introducing himself, speaking to viewers members or establishing long run jokes. 

He walks in with a fast: “Hey the way you doing, thanks a lot for coming to Edinburgh’s smelliest room.”

After which he will get straight to the humorous stuff. 

Alex Kealy’s new Fringe present focuses on Silicon Valley tech billionaires. (C) Ed Moore

Alex’s new present focuses on Silicon Valley tech monopolies, the harm they do to us and his lockdown experiences. 

He was not too long ago damaged up with by a lady that works at Google.

No correlation there, he jokes.

Kealy ploughs by means of his materials rapidly and shows a superb degree of self-awareness, declaring his personal biases the place wanted, however all the time in humorous means.

Preserving issues very present, as you’d count on from a political comic, Alex goes after the tory social gathering, Boris Johnson and tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

Although the fast tempo may very well be interpreted as him dashing or being nervous, you quickly realise he’s simply making an attempt to squeeze within the plethora of nice materials he’s provide you with. 

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Alex didn’t miss a single joke with each one getting a superb chortle from the viewers.

It’s considerably of a disgrace the present is simply an hour, as somewhat extra time would maybe have allowed him to ship his materials in a slower, calmer method. 

Because it stands it’s onerous to not really feel somewhat bombarded with Kealy’s jokes as he makes his means in a short time by means of his set. 

No matter this, Kealy creates a pleasant ambiance which I can think about is tough to do in such a scorching and comparatively small room the place nearly everybody in all probability felt fairly uncomfortable and sweaty. 

It’ an important wee comedy present although, effectively price seeing for those who’ve obtained the time. 

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