Andrew Maxwell - Yo Contraire

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Stand-up show starring Andrew Maxwell performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Your friend and ours Andrew Maxwell is back and funnier than ever for his 21st appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He just can't get enough of you, and we know you feel the same! One of the planet's most natural comics returns to Edinburgh for yet another thought-provoking, charming and hilarious hour. A masterful show where anecdotes and observations are interwoven with razor sharp political and social commentary. 'Stand-up is rarely this politically well informed or thought provoking' ***** (Scotsman). 'Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating' ***** (Times).

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In these fast changing times in Scotland, a few things are certain; the best weather is at dawn, Hibs need money and like a wild animal answering some ancient call Andrew Maxwell is returning to his happiest hunting ground...Edinburgh, with a show he has full faith in but is as of yet, scant on detail. Expect blue-sky thinking, in a grey sky country.

At last year's Fringe, where Maxwell was the only comedian tackling the Referendum, he won two awards, the highly coveted Herald Angel - Little Devil Award and the Radio Forth Fringe Award and he has twice been nominated for a Fosters Comedy Award (2011 and 2013).

In Edinburgh Maxwell is well known for his late night shows Maxwell's Fullmooners.

Maxwell recently presented his own BBC Radio 4 show Public Enemies, which concerned itself with the lazy assumptions about four possible threats to British society: nationalism, the internet, drugs and the food industry.

On television, he recently presented BBC Three's Conspiracy Coach Trip, which discussed world issues such as the 7/7 bombings and UFOs. He also recently appeared on Comedy Central's Russell Howard's Stand Up Central show and numerous BBC shows including: Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, as well as Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was also a regular guest on Irish TV's The Panel.

Andrew is a co-founder of the Alps-based festival Altitude with Marcus Brigstocke, which, over the years, has featured some of comedy's biggest names including: John Bishop, Sean Lock, Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, Micky Flanagan, Lee Mack, Al Murray, Eddie Izzard, and Jimmy Carr.