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Alfie Moore is definitely a talented comedian but he’s also got a very serious tale to tell at the Fringe this year. A tale of a life consumed by gambling, of devastating consequences and how he has learnt to deal with them. With sparkly cowboy boots and a show title of Viva Alf’s Vegas, you may expect an arrogant comedian, someone who is loud, obnoxious and somewhat of an extrovert. However this is not the case for Alfie Moore: strap in, his show is a journey you will never be able to get out of your head.

Although his past is serious, Moore is at heart very funny. His jokes are well written and his props tie in nicely with the gag. Considering the sober nature of the show, you need someone who can lighten the mood, take the edge off a story that would usually make you cry and Moore is that man. Alfie’s sweet sense of humour adds emotion to his tale, without filth or swearing, his clever anecdotes simply add to the infectious nature of his personality.

Moore’s set is more of a drama than a stereotypical stand-up routine, his emotional and truthful tale of gambling addiction may make you feel genuinely quite tearful towards the end. It was a pleasure being part of his roller coaster: although you may not experience the belly laughs you would expect from a comedy show, you will want the hug from Moore on the way out.

Venue Number 33. Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. 31 July - 25 August 21:50 (1 hour). Suitability: 14+. Suitable for 14+

The Blurb

Alfie’s served time as a steelworker, policeman and comedian. The constant through it all? He’s a gambler. He’s won and lost thousands... mainly lost – including a house, a wife and his teddy’s eyes.

Call Sheet

Production Company
Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Lion King tickets