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Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

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Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
Main Room: AUG 4-28 at 20:15 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Machines

"Philosophy Machines" is the new stand-up comedy show in 2022 from Alex Farrow.

Alex is the host of the award-winning Jericho Comedy in Oxford, as recommended by the Telegraph, the i Paper, Chortle and The Sunday Times. His philosophy themed solo stand-up shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. As heard on BBC Radio 4 extra and BBC sounds.

Praise for Alex's 2021 show:

"Practically perfect", ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Featured in The Times as part of ‘A bloke called Dave’s’ Best Jokes of the Fringe 2021

“An hour of laugh-out-loud, cerebral silliness” ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"Packs a Philosophical punch" ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Student

"Alex Farrow is perhaps one of the most critically acclaimed comedians at the Fringe this year." - Conde Naste Traveller

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.



News and Reviews for this Show

August 11, 2022    The Scotsman

More punch is to be found with Alex Farrow, who has been fascinating to watch turn from a philosophy teacher doing stand-up, to a stand-up who once was a philosophy teacher. As his confidence and technique have grown, so the academic level philosophy element has reduced. I rather miss it but Alex is now a slick and accomplished stand-up who has the skills to find the sexual funny in BF Skinner, to worry us into laughter at the growing sentience of AI and to encourage us all to disobedience and justify it philosophically. We also get some stories about Come Dine With Me and a lengthy discussion on the hand gesture which, for purposes of publication in The Scotsman I will refer to as “The Shocker”. Click Here For Review


August 6, 2022    Edinburgh Guide

Can machines think? What will it mean for humanity if artificial intelligence can feel? How do we return to a time when we repaired instead of replaced? In an hour-long laugh-and-learn, so-very-likeable Alex Farrow delves into the topics of technology and nostalgia in the manner of your cool history teacher who’s knocked back a few and proceeded to go off the cuff.

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.

From a raucous and raunchy discussion of the Cerne Abbas Giant to a pondering on American enthusiasm, this is an enjoyable hour of clever stand up in the quirky confines of the Cab Vol caves. Click Here For Review