Sitting in the dark, cave-like venue of the Hive where the smell of alcohol and sweat still pervades from late-night clubbing and the floors are still just a little bit sticky, it seems unlikely that the impending show will be a lesson in economics. However, Aidan Killian sets out to enlighten you, changing capitalist opinions and making the world a better place. Angry with the way the government is being run, the corruption of the media and the selfishness of the bankers, Killian rants about the world’s injustice, only pausing for a little sing-song as he pretends to put the call-centre bankers on hold. Whilst the bones of contention are predictable and overused, Killian’s solutions are senseless and not particularly witty.
There were some good moments. The opening jokes about the difficulties of love and sex for men were very funny and the show started out with lots of promise. Sadly, things quickly got too serious and it felt more like a lecture than a comedy show. If you feel like hearing another moan against the government, then you won’t have to pay any money for Aidan Killian: Free to Obey, but it’s probably best to spend your time somewhere else.