Now an Uber becomes a Fringe venue | Andrew Maxwell to perform to riders

Now an Uber becomes a Fringe venue

Andrew Maxwell to perform to riders

comedyAndrew Maxwell will be giving comedy performances from inside an Uber during the Edinburgh Fringe.

Users of the app will be able to book 15-minute rides with the comic cracking jokes from 1pm to 3pm on August 8 and 9 and from 3pm to 5pm on August 10.  Those who successfully hail the 'comedy car' will meet the vehicle at a pick-up point, and will be able to take along three friends for the ride.

Maxwell said: ‘The Uber Comedy Car gigs will be just like my stand-up, except, of course, I will be sat down. Hopefully the riders will all be up for having a laugh.’

Alex Robertson, regional manager at Uber, added: ‘Lots of drivers who use our app like to think of themselves as comedians, but it’s safe to say Andrew is going to set a pretty high bar.’

Maxwell is not the first comedian to perform in a car. Alfie Joey staged his hour-long show in his red Ford Escort during the 2003 Fringe, giving him a maximum audience of four for each show.

Published: 23 Jul 2018

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