Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

Comedy (stand-up)

  • Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire - Main Room
  • 20:15
  • Aug 14-28
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Alex Farrow Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Pay What You Can in advance to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00
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Description

Philosophy Machines is the new stand-up comedy show in 2022 from Alex Farrow. His philosophy-themed solo comedy shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. 'Practically perfect' ***** (Scotsman). 'An hour of laugh-out-loud, cerebral silliness' **** (EdinburghGuide.com). 'Packs a philosophical punch' ***** (Student). Featured in The Times as part of A Bloke Called Dave's Best Jokes of the Fringe 2021. As heard on BBC Radio 4 extra and BBC Sounds.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: flight of stairs down to venue
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Rob Edward 3 days ago

A great stand up set for people that are bored of stand up sets - a great philosophy premise that’s interesting without being gimmicky or being inaccessible. Genuinely thought provoking while still being funny.

Rachael 3 days ago

An excellent show! A great mixture of philosophy and comedy.

I was "reasonably entertained" - 5 stars (inside joke)

Blake Farnsworth 4 days ago

What a fantastic set! A bit of banter, a dash of crude, and heaps and heaps of philosophy made comedy. Great energy flow between Alex and the crowd. Wish I wipe my memory so I could enjoy the show all over again tomorrow!

Franziska 4 days ago

Only show that mentions Thomas Nagel - yay! *****

Jenni H 5 days ago

Another great show from Alex Farrow. This time he ponders on AI and ancient hill drawings, oh, and why you should take care when making hand gestures! Best get a ticket in advance to save disappointment.


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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 6 days ago

A comedy show for the book club audience as well as the Friday night crowd, Philosophy Machines is cerebral but never high brow, fervently geeky with a few shameless puns thrown into it. A gem of the Free Fringe, Farrow has created a show Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Data would love, posing fascinating questions about AI sentience, virtual mental health care, philosophy and ethics.

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