Andrew O'Neill – We Are Not in the Least Afraid of Ruins; We Carry a New World in Our Hearts

Comedy (absurdist, political)

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After the apocalypse, hope. Also, jokes. Award-winning cult comedian Andrew O'Neill bring sunshine to the party. 'Absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman). 'The very definition of alternative' (Time Out).

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  • Sight not needed
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Tom SC 108 days ago

Brilliant. One of the top acts of the fringe. The longest standing applause I've seen of all acts. Andrew received a lot of donations for his great free fringe act.

Emily Carding 118 days ago

Both myself and my teen Gothspring were aching from laughing afterwards! Andrew O' Neill is one of the best surreal comics out there, and this show builds on previous work with an important message. Which somehow he makes hilarious whilst sending you away resolved to do better, be better but also being happy. It's a kind of magic. Also magpies rock.

Ryan Shiells 121 days ago

Some times great moments just happen, you hear a name, it sticks in your head and you can't help but see it on a poster and think "I want to see that show". After a certain other comedian explained the idea of Andrew's "a joke is like a magic trick" I thought that is a person I must get along to.

Andrew was on point from the very start, every single joke landed with all the force of a comedy sledgehammer. Never am I a fan of comedians that find ways to talk to themselves but even Andrew had me in stitches with his conspiracy patter.

If you have an hour, see Andrew, you will not regret it. This is definitely someone to add to the "must watch every year" list.

Philip Alexander 124 days ago

This was the first show I saw this Fringe & it got my comedy viewing off to an absolute flier. Thought provoking but with non-stop laughs. Comedy as it should be.

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The List (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

Sublime manifesto about binaries and crockery...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

It feels slightly incongruous listening to smooth, soothing trip-hop while awaiting Andrew O’Neill’s impressive new show – but that’s just incidental music for our courtyard holding pen. His actual in-venue build up is all moody red lighting, horror-style soundscapes and a dramatic taped intro that admittedly goes kaput, but no...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 121 days ago

King of the erratic, alternative and absurd, Andrew O’Neill returns to the Free Fringe, this time armed with a determined political stance. He is not unique in that regard, but his optimism certainly is. O’Neill malevolently fuses this cautious hopefulness through a set full to the brim with diabolical humour,...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Andrew O'Neill's new show presents a whole new side of him. ...

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