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Monday, June 25, 2018


(Aaron McIlroy. Pic by Jason Bird)

South African comedy giant Aaron McIlroy launches his latest one-man comedy riot, ADHD, on this year’s National Arts Fringe Festival in Grahamstown.

Join Aaron McIlroy as he embarks on a wild journey into the fantastical world of learning disorders. This hilarious take on the ‘problems’ of ADHD and other ‘disturbing behavioural patterns’ is charmingly portrayed by this master of character comedy. Many facts and theories are turned on their heads as we get a bird’s eye view into the chaotic and beautiful mind of Aaron McIlroy, who has lived with this ‘gift’ for the last half century. ADHD is a comedic steamroller without GPS.

Quips Fringe favourite Aaron about his new show: “If not exactly autobiographical, I certainly have inside information!” The veteran comic’s hugely popular brand of humour has spiced up NAF’s fringe over several decades. Produced by MacBob Productions, ADHD is scripted by McIlroy and Patrick Kenny, and directed by Kenny.

ADHD previews at Kingswood Theatre in Grahamstown on June 28 at 11h00 (50% off); and plays on June 29 at 13h00; June 30 at 13h30; July 1 at 18h30; July 2 at 14h00; July 4 and 5 at 15h00; July 6 at 15h30; and July 7 at 16h30. Tickets are R100. Book now at