Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Comedy (stand-up)

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A stand-up comedy show about education, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching philosophy to teenagers. 'Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed' ***** ( 'Jaw-achingly funny' **** (Oxford Times).

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Georgina Anwyl 54 days ago

Would 100% recommend.
By far the best thing we saw at the Fringe (and we saw a LOT). Hilariously funny, intelligent and witty.
We also saw him doing stand up philosophy which we would also recommend.
Philosophy A Level was full of things which made you laugh and then think and allowed you to learn along the way. No jokes were ever at the expense of anyone. You can tell he was a good teacher from the fact that he was v understanding and just accepted when I said I didn't want to speak out in front of everyone and he just asked for a volunteer - very much appreciated!
Get there early as it fills up fast! We think (/hope) he will be the next big thing in comedy!

Polly Liu 55 days ago

Edinburgh has been home to many wonderful philosophers, so it is perfectly judicious to go for a comedy about Philosophy at the Fringe! During the 55 minutes, Alex demonstrates his adorable performance skills, philosophically intriguing thoughts, as well as the earnest respect for knowledge and education. This show truly proves that Philosophy can be so enjoyable! Hopefully, Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence is justifiably true, while we look forward to seeing you at 2020 Fringe, philosophical Alex ; )

Elin 58 days ago

By reading reviews before we arrived at the Fringe we knew we had to see this.
A fantastic show, so well thought out - clever and hilarious and lots of audience participation. The hour flew by!

Loz Whitaker 59 days ago

Brilliant! One of the best things we saw at the fringe, so funny. Defo go see

Rachael Bermingham 61 days ago

What have the Bible, Nietzsche, Kelly Clarkson and Kelis all got in common? Quotable quotes of course. Brilliant show with great audience participation. Literally cried laughing.

Nathan's Mum 61 days ago

This is a 5* show - loved every minute. We saw Alex last year at the Fringe and it's great to see him getting the reviews and packed audiences he deserves. Definitely go if you get the chance, you will be smiling for the rest of the day!

Helen C 64 days ago

Alex’s show is a must see. He is funny, informative and thoroughly likeable. Teachings loss is comedy’s gain. One of the best things at this year’s Fringe. Truly professional. If you get the chance to see him, you won’t regret it. Full house today and continuous laughs.

Paavan 68 days ago

Alex's show is wonderful — super clever, super funny. Must see!

Mary R 71 days ago

Highly recommend. Alex is charming, witty, funny and intelligent. Very intelligent. But in an upbeat, exuberant “isn’t knowledge amazing” kinda way, not in the smart arse way so beloved of many. He talks about philosophy and his experience of teaching it to some, um, challenging youngsters, and engages really well with the audience. Thoroughly recommend. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn; but go early - it was full! Teaching’s loss is our gain

Straight backta Leith 74 days ago

There’s a few small signs that Alex Farrow is new to the comedy scene however he’s endearing, interesting and, most importantly, funny. It’s good to laugh while you’re learning and it seems it’s also good to learn a little while you’re laughing. A great, refreshing start to the day.

Benny Groo 75 days ago

Alex is a charming comedian who manages to sustain a relaxed and jovial atmosphere throughout his 55 minute set. He may just remind you of your favourite teacher.

Matt Tapp 75 days ago

Very funny and well put together set with interesting stories of his teaching days - and a very likeable comedian too! Would highly recommend

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