review star review star review blank star review blank star review blank star

Andrew Maxwell

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Laddish comic Andrew Maxwell demonstrates an innate gift for stand-up in this lively hour-long routine.

Naturally funny, this amiable Irishman rattles through his sharp and fast-paced material at almost breakneck speed - as if his mind is bubbling over with observations he can't wait to get out.

He thinks on his feet and will happily launch into spontaneous chat before returning to his prepared routines about everything from Edinburgh ghost tours to Brazilian women's arses.

And the amount of material that's obviously been written in the last month is clearly the product of a hard-working comic mind.

It's all delivered with an infectious enthusiasm, punctuated with Maxwell triumphantly shouting 'waahaay' and punching his arms in the air - a tic that admittedly does become annoying, if only slightly.

If you're seeking an accomplished hour of undiluted stand-up, you can't go far wrong with this bright young comic.

Review date: 1 Jan 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

What do you think?

Today's comedy-on demand picks

LA PRINCESA DE WOKING

Emma Sidi has taken great care to replicate the authentic feel of 1980s Spanish-language telenovelas in this spot-on parody, set in contemporary small-town England and which she describes as 'a bit Acorn Antiques, bit Garth Marenghi'.

At her mother's untimely funeral, Becky Hello (a typical British millennial as imagined by Mexican writers who have never been to the UK) discovers she has inherited a fortune. But it isn't long before nefarious family members begin to circle, and Becky must keep her wits about her if she is to avoid the same fate as her mother.

Click for more suggestions

... including a series of six films of Ross Noble on tour and Beef House, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's absurd take on the 1990s sitcom.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.