FRINGWORLD 2017 – Aidan Killian: Follow the Money (4.5 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Aidan Killian: Follow the Money‘s title has a sarcastic tone to it as does this Anarchic Socialist, who sees the evil that money has created. Aidan Killian is a very charming, yet insanely intense Irishman, with passion that we all wish we had in our lives. By no means is this guy a stereo-typical Irish character, as he brings humour to the serious side of life.

Killian is a passionate man due to his free-spirited nature, who sees the importance of living in the now. It is a Zen-like experience watching because Killian can make you laugh – even if you disagree with his viewpoint, his intense patience and persistence gets us all on board. His strength lies in being unique – Killian is no cliche comedian, and that is where critics can get him wrong.

Aidan Killian: Follow the Money builds up to a crescendo. This is smart – for he does not want to come across as preachy. Killian is subversive with his material, creeping laughs and arguments at the same time. His speech is thoughtful, where each word gives you pause to reconsider your view point with his occasional manic characterisation of his thought patterns.

This show should be exposed to as many people as possible, as this comedian knows how to maximise funny with high amounts of sincerity. Killian comes from a place of love which is a rare commodity in this cynical world of bitter, money driven, lowest common denominator politics.


When: 3rd – 9th February 2017 | 10:00pm

Where: Perth Town Hall | Cathedral Square | PERTH

Tickets: $16 – $21

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+