Max Dickens at the 2009 Chortle Student Comedy Awards final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Impressive newcomer Max Dickens, whose modest, careful delivery perfectly showcases his often sterling material, derived from imaginative thinking and expressed with exquisite use of English.

Fine gags revolve around why picnic eggs are the perfect gift for a Scottish family, the definition of perfect manliness, and a quiche-based graph – although most memorable is his image of how the great British public would spend the national budget if they had their way: an idea taken, either wittingly or not, from Andy Zaltzman, but made much more tastelessly extravagant.

Review date: 6 Sep 2009
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