Alfie Brown – Soul for Sale

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© Max Knight
After a comedy industry bigwig told Alfie Brown he should 'be funny, not clever – nobody cares how clever you are,' the comic wrote this angry, unapologetic riposte tackling the corporate watering down of his most loved art form. It's not just the comedy industry which receives his vitriol; Adele's tax complaints and the bizarre censorship laws of pop music are attacked, and not always with successful punchlines. In fact, just as the industry player told him, Brown often sacrifices laughs for cleverness, but it's no bad thing in this case; he's genuinely exciting to watch and raises intriguing questions. Brown's an interesting, intelligent and bold new comedy voice – most definitely one to watch.
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