Who? Alex Kealy
Where? Just the Tonic at The Caves – Just Up the Road (Venue 88)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Good! It’s late July and I’ve had the utter terror do-I-have-a-show-fuck-shit-fuck-if-I-were-a-full-time-teacher-I’d-be-on-holiday-now of early July but I now in fact do have a Good Show.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
We’re not rational – we come to most of our decisions because of emotion, instinct, family ties, group identification and our bodies. We then use rationales after the fact to intellectually justify our positions, but that’s not how we got there.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Making the show flow and the argument weave through relatable examples that keep the gag rate up.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
Not really? I’ve been very excited to go up each of the past four years I’ve done solo shows and all of them have been basically fun to do. I think this is my best one and I’d love for lots of people to see it TB quite H.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Olga Koch, Sarah Kendall, Ivo Graham, Stuart Laws, Alfie Brown, Ian Smith, Heidi Regan, Ahir Shah, Josie Long, Bryony Kimmings’ “I’m A Phoenix, Bitch”, Portobello beach.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Doing lots of comedy and increasingly making a living solely from that.