Aidan Killian does not like the establishment, and has put behind him a career in the banking sector. He’s endearing from the off, but his conventional image dissolves fairly rapidly, as he launches into a fast, comic tirade, and spills endless disillusionment about the modern world. He discusses money, corporate greed, politics and more, and what emerges above all else is Killian’s intelligence; his grasp of the absurdity of law is staggering, as is his command of language and his passion for living free from rules. It does risk becoming a pseudo-motivational talk rather than comedy act, and whilst it will raise smiles, Killian’s liberal message is more galvanising and anarchic than funny. But given what he is trying to put across, it seems unlikely that he will care.
Alternative Fringe @ The Hive, 3 – 27 Aug (not 21, 24), 6.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Olivia Sleet]