Dublin-born stand-up who was named comics' comic in the 2005 Chortle awards (where he was also nominated for best headliner). In 2007 he was nominated for the if.comedy award for the best show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Andrew Maxwell Videos
Andrew Maxwell: Hubble Bubble
This is Andrew Maxwell's 20th year at the Fringe. Much like Scotland in the last 20 years, the cheeky Irish comic has gone from strength to strength, building confidence with each year. Now he's back to Edinburgh to tell us about the referendum in his own satirically abrasive voice. There is no acquiesce or conformity with Maxwell, as his views cut the crowd like that loose strand of hair cuts across his forehead. It's decisive, relaxed and unashamedly Maxwell.
Fair warning is given to the mainly Scottish audience that he is going to be tearing into both campaigns for and against independence. True to his word, he doesn't hold back and tears Scotland a new one in general. He risks upsetting both sides of supporters, but Maxwell cruises through on his charm and patter, ensuring any hurt feelings are quickly forgotten in place of the next laugh.
The Ballroom at the Assembly Rooms is a grand setting for the Irishman on this nationally defining topic. By his own admission he's ploughed the depths of information both for material and for personal interest. He found a lot to laugh about – this is Scottish politics after all – and Maxwell does a good job to make this engaging and relevant. He discusses life in London, ownership of national assets and Tony Blair as he casually strolls around the stage. He's a delight to watch at work and his Scottish accents are worth the cost of admission alone.
As a set it's not as filled with the righteous ire that Maxwell sometimes exhibits. The pace is slow and contemplative, with Maxwell pausing every few sentences. He's clearly enjoying himself and these gaps allow the audience to process the previous joke while they anticipate the next. It all comes across as effortless and easy.
By the end, it's clear Maxwell is just as unsure as the rest of us about the future of Scotland. But as a comic his future is as bright as ever. We’ll probably be seeing him for the next 20 years whether Scotland goes independent or not.
Andrew Maxwell Dates
Andrew Maxwell: Round Twilight
Maxwell's Full Mooners Andrew Maxwell: Waxin'
Edinburgh and Beyond 
Maxwell's Full Mooners [2007 Fringe] Andrew Maxwell: Supernatural
Stand Up For Freedom  Andrew Maxwell: The Lamp
Stand Up For Freedom  Andrew Maxwell: Five Nights Only
Maxwell's Fullmooners Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On
Maxwell's Fullmooners 2011
The Wrestling Andrew Maxwell: That's The Spirit Andrew Maxwell: Banana Kingdom
The Wrestling II Andrew Maxwell: Hubble Bubble
Andrew Maxwell: Hubble Bubble Carlsberg Comedy Carnival 2009
Secret Policeman's Ball 2006 O'Comic Gala Edinburgh And Beyond 2007