Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Alfie Brown is confident comic performer who is not scared of being the loser of the story. Ambitious with his writing and a fan of complex and sometimes difficult ideas, this comedian is loudly offering his audiences something new and exciting.
There’s something about Brown’s onstage demeanour that seems somewhat tortured, but it doesn’t feel like a dramatic pretence. His candidness makes him an amicable performer, with his painfully honest anecdotes serving as a means for his audience to get to know him. His stories are often crude, but not unbelievable or contrived, and this is incredibly refreshing to see. There isn’t too much ego here, as Alfie is a rather self-deprecating performer, making him likeable no matter how challenging the jokes may be.
Alfie, alongside fellow comedian Jessie Cave, created the YouTube comedy series Chop Logic in which they documented the ins and outs of their relationship. At its best, the series is breath-taking, capturing the minutiae of life as a couple, with all its ups and downs. The pair are brutally honest about their relationship, in an enjoyably exaggerated fashion but there is a definite sense of genuine feeling and truth deep in there.
Alfie Brown is currently touring his latest show Lunatic across the UK.