Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who mixes smart political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. In his first year of performing, he reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition and is now a “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List).
He has taken three hours of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the latest being 2018’s A Kealy’s Heel – “a storming show” (The Sunday Times) which was met with full rooms and critical acclaim.
He’s also an in-demand joke writer, having written for shows including Mock The Week (BBC Two), and his comedy has been listed in the top Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe by The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Scotsman and The Huffington Post. He has, too, been tipped by The Edinburgh Evening News as one of “5 Comedians To See If You Like James Acaster”.
In radio work, Alex is a frequent guest co-host of political comedy podcast Trashfuture (other guests have included Rob Delaney, Owen Jones, Josie Long and Mark Watson).
He’s been booked for his first 20 minute set this coming autumn at The Comedy Store in London, and other live comedy circuit work includes paid 20s for clubs such as Avalon, Top Secret Comedy Club, XS Malarkey (Chortle Award winning club), Group Therapy, The Good Ship and Gaghouse Comedy. He’s currently supporting Ivo Graham on a number of his national tour dates.
“A storming show from the whimsical funnyman” – The Sunday Times
“Rising star of the British stand-up scene…a reservoir of memorable gags” – The List
“This is clever comedy…internal damage from laughing so much” ★★★★ – Shortcom
“This is intelligent, informative, funny stuff from an important voice” – Three Weeks
“Well thought out and insightful…a very enjoyable hour of comedy” ★★★★ – Theatre Weekly
“Fresh, insightful, and original…a great hour of cerebral stand-up & Alex Kealy is a name to watch” ★★★★ – FringeGuru
“Ferociously quick-witted…flawless script” ★★★★ – EdFringeReview
“Refreshing and original…an hour of self-aware and intelligent comedy” ★★★★ – Bunbury Magazine
“A funny hour…providing genuinely new perspective” – Fest
“A fascinating hour…his ability to make the horrendous hilarious is a solid grounding for some marvellous stand-up” – The Skinny
“Excellent writing…very funny” – Chortle
“Clever and original…Kealy’s style worked a treat” – Broadway Baby