Winnipeg Free Press: “He performs with a genuine passion – the man sure loves his banjos! The message of the show is positive and inspiring, and is delivered in a compelling manner… Alessi has an easygoing style with an honest vulnerability.”

Fringe Review – Regina: “He performs with a genuine passion – the man sure loves his banjos! The message of the show is positive and inspiring, and is delivered in a compelling manner.”

Vancouver Presents:Fringe review: Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show.”

Sherpadoo.com – Vancouver: “Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life is a show in the true spirit of Fringe. The performance will put a smile on your face, leaving you glad and happy.”

Theatre Addicts: TOMATOES TRIED TO KILL ME BUT BANJOS SAVED MY LIFE – VAN FRINGE 2018

Mooney on the River: Tomatoes tried to kill me but banjos saved my life (The Quivering Dendrites Company) 2018 Toronto Fringe Review

“Alessi’s a soft-spoken sort with a friendly gaze, and his schtick is fundamentally wholesome and encouraging: the sort of person who should be marketing himself to millennials as the #BanjoDad. (#Relatable #Wholesome #ZellersJeans)”

My Entertainment World: Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXIII

“Keith Alessi’s well-structured one-man show about following your passion is honestly delivered with a certain folksy charm I didn’t expect to find in a former top executive.”

#FringeDuJour: 20 shows not to miss at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival

Katie’s Picks: “If the name isn’t enough to grab your attention, maybe you will be happy to hear that this show is for all ages. And the tomatoes are evil.”