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“This is an equal-opportunities tour de force from a master mocker.”
Following a hugely successful month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, Andrew Maxwell is touring the UK for a very limited season with his Fosters Comedy Award nominated show, The Lights Are On.
Renowned for his cutting edge comedy, intrepid social commentary and political protagonism, an Andrew Maxwell show is always a must-see for anyone who enjoys their laughs unflinching and topical.
“Grown-up stand up…this is indisputably an effective set, in which catholics and irish nationalists, global power-brokers and self-regulating bankers are mocked for their breaches of consistency and their affronts to justice.”
Andrew continues to dominate the live and festival circuits. Notable appearances have included several sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Amnesty / Channel Four Secret Policeman’s Ball (alongside Eddie Izzard, Chevy Chase and Dylan Moran – “Maxwell turned it around… he made us feel part of an event” THE TIMES), The HBO US Comedy & Arts Festival in Las Vegas (alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock), several sell-out runs in the main house of London’s Soho Theatre, Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, Glastonbury and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
“Fiercely intelligent comedy”
Andrew has won and been nominated for several major awards including The Edinburgh Comedy Award, The Time Out Live Award for Best Stand-up, The Loaded Magazine Award for Best Stand-up and The Chortle Award for Best Contribution To The Live Comedy Circuit. He was also recently voted Best Irish Comedian by the public at the Entertainment.ie Awards.
In 2008 Andrew filmed the one-off pilot Conflict Revolution for BBC Northern Ireland. It was released as a DVD alongside a live recording of his 2008 Edinburgh show and reaffirms Andrew’s continued development and exploration of comedy as a way of crossing cultural, social and religious borders.
He released his third live DVD at Christmas 2010 and this year has toured Ireland, performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and at The Altitude Comedy Festival, of which he is a founder member. He most recently appeared on Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week (both BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Argumental (Dave) and also took part in Comic Relief’s 24 Hour Panel People challenge in a special version of Mock The Week.