British Comedy Guide

Max Olesker

The Wrestling 2017: The results

We've got the results, and pictures, from Max & Ivan's The Wrestling 2017.

Dave Deverick, British Comedy Guide, 16th August 2017

The Wrestling: photo gallery

Shots from last night's action

Chortle, 16th August 2017

The Wrestling 2017 preview

The Wrestling is back for another year of brutal grudge matches at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year, creators Max & Ivan present a new centrepiece battle: a ladder match. Meet the contestants and find out their stories.

British Comedy Guide, 10th August 2017

Edinburgh 10x10: 9. For one night only

Ten one-offs.

Chortle, 27th July 2017

Edinburgh Festival: top 25 to see in 2017

The hottest tickets in town - we pick the must-see shows across the festivals.

The List, 18th July 2017

Best comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

We pick out the must-see comedy shows that are already giving us goosebumps of excitement.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 11th July 2017

Max and Ivan: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

Sketch favourites Max and Ivan are back at the Fringe with another run of the 2013 Best Show nominated The Reunion. They're also looking forward to some more wrestling action on August 15.

Laugh Out London, 7th July 2017

Host the Week review

File alongside ITV's Nightly Show as an experiment gone wrong.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 22nd June 2017

Fringe 2017: shows that are returning for another run

Missed a five-star stunner last year? It may not be too late...

Murray Robertson, The List, 9th June 2017

The Wrestling returns to Edinburgh Fringe

Some of the line-up has been revealed for this summer's return of The Wrestling at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd May 2017

Max and Ivan review

Scout leaders haunt the woods with crossbows and there are groansome puns aplenty in this deliciously silly coming-of-age show.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 22nd February 2017

Ten must see Edinburgh Fringe shows I still need to see

It must be a good Fringe, we are halfway through and my list of must-see shows is now longer than it was when I arrived. Here's a run down of shows I'm still determined to find the time to see. In, I should add, no particular order.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th August 2016

18 reasons why you can't miss the Edinburgh Fringe

Think it's just about the jokes? From weight loss to mind expansion, our panel of comedians reveal the hidden perks of a trip to the festival.

The Guardian, 5th August 2016

Max and Ivan on Edinburgh Fringe show Our Story

Perennial Fringe favourites Max and Ivan bring an autobiographical show to Pleasance Dome and tell us about how their art has changed over the years.

Jenni Ajderian, The Skinny, 2nd August 2016

Review - Max & Ivan: Our Story at Latitude

Max & Ivan tore the roof of Latitude's cabaret arena yesterday. And that's not a figure of speech; during an ambitious bit of choreography, Max's foot caught the fabric canopy and pulled some of it from its moorings.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2016

Fringe preview: Max & Ivan

Sketch group The Beta Males recently announced that this year's Edinburgh show would be their last. Along with their bombshell announcement there was an underlying hint that maybe sketch comedy was in not as popular as it once was. Tell that to Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez, whose popularity has grown dramatically, or should that be comically, over the last five years.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th June 2016

Max and Ivan: The End review

Max and Ivan need to be more comfortable with their own unique style and borrow less from elsewhere. There's a solid comedy duo here - if they let themselves be themselves.

Jo Beggs, The Reviews Hub, 6th June 2016

Preview: Battersea Barge Fringe Previews

Featuring Max & Ivan, Joel Dommett, Kieran Hodgson, Stuart Goldsmith, Adam Hess, Rhys James & more.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st June 2016

Max & Ivan, comedy review

Foster's Award nominees Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez stretch the sketch format to its limit with their crafted narrative about an imminent coastal apocalypse, says Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 25th November 2015

The Casebook of Max and Ivan is a new, daft comedy series from Max Olesker and Iván González that boasts some top supporting talent (June Whitfield in the first episode, Reece Shearsmith, Matt Lucas and Jessica Hynes coming up). It's a sprightly, silly show that reminds me a little bit of Milton Jones (though not as surreal), and when everyone calms down a bit, it'll be very good.

Miranda Sawyer, The Observer, 12th April 2015