Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On

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Stand-up starring Andrew Maxwell that will be performed at Assembly George Square Gardens at 9pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2011.


Star of the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy award nominee Andrew Maxwell returns with a brand new hour of mischievous charm and boundary-nudging wit. Sold-out 2006-2010. As seen on BBC's Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, ITV's Celebrity Juice, a regular slot on RTE's The Panel and Comic Relief's 24 Hour Panel People. 'Passionate, playful comic who controls his material and his crowd with a chortling ease that belies the precision of his lines ... furiously funny and utterly invigorating' ***** (Times), 'Currently on fire. A knack for vivid story-telling' (Independent).

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Andrew Maxwell makes his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with his brand new solo 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 any Festival goer.

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), 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.

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 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.


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