Donald Alexander: The Great

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 5
  • 23:15
  • Aug 25
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Keep Supporting Live Comedy Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Scottish Comedy Award winner Donald Alexander is back with more long-limbed and surreal stand up. Lanky Don was on the telly (The Comedy Underground, BBC Two) doing stand-up and stretching this year. Topics include purpose, the nature of perception and social isolation. Comedy that is unique and original. Work in progress. 'Revels in his weirdo outsider status, with a dry, offbeat sense of humour' (Chortle.co.uk). 'One to watch' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'David Byrne-like physicality' (List). Runner-up in Scottish Comedian of the Year 2018. As seen/heard on: BBC Two Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • 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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ShortCom (4.5/5 stars) 73 days ago

A bit too dark and absurdist for traditional stand-up audiences and maybe a bit too stand-up for those a big fan of weird alternative acts. Either or, Donald Alexander is one of the most exciting talents I’ve seen in a long time. The more I think about him, the more I come to admire his act. Donald Alexander is more than great and I hope to be around for years to come.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 74 days ago

To call someone lanky seems like a blunt, uncaring way to describe a person, but when it comes to Donald Alexander it’s probably not even close to being accurate. The gangling comedian shares his posture and movement with that of an inflatable tube man, flailing his legs across the stage...

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