Edinburgh's most bankable act returns after last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. You have seen him on Mock The Week, Celebrity Juice, Have I Got News For You, Argumental, Great Unanswered Questions, Wall of Fame, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask, The Panel, 9/11 Conspiracy Roadtrip and storming Live At The Apollo; now see him live and in person... That's the spirit. 'One of the most significant comedians working in the country today' (Independent). ***** (Scotsman). ***** (Herald). ***** (Scotland on Sunday). ***** (Times). ***** (Independent). ***** (List). ***** (TimeOut). ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).
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Following his hugely successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, Fosters Comedy Award nominated Andrew Maxwell returns to Edinburgh this year with a brand new show
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.
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 Montreal's 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 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, 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.
This year Andrew has appeared on Live At The Apollo and piloted a documentary for BBC3 based on the 9/11 conspiracy theories. This has since been commissioned as a series to be transmitted this year.
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