Andrew Maxwell - The Lights Are On: UK TOUR 2012
“ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COMEDIANS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY TODAY”
Andrew Maxwell makes his highly anticipated return to Nottingham this year with his brand new solo show,The Lights Are On.
Renowned for his cutting edge comedy, intrepid social commentary and political protagonism, an Andrew Maxwell show is always a must-see for any comedy fan.
“ANDREW MAXWELL IS A HYPERACTIVE, CRAZY COMIC WITH A LUST FOR LIFE THAT MAKES IGGY POP LOOK LIKE A PUSSY”Time Out
Andrew continues to dominate the live and festival circuits. Notable appearances have included several sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Amnesty / Channel Four Secret Policeman's Ball (alongside Eddie Izzard, Chevy Chase and Dylan Moran - "Maxwell turned it around... he made us feel part of an event" THE TIMES), The HBO US Comedy & Arts Festival in Las Vegas (alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock), several sell-out runs in the main house of London’s Soho Theatre, Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, Glastonbury and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
“FIERCELY FUNNY AND UTTERLY INVIGORATING”
In 2008 Andrew filmed the one-off pilotConflict Revolutionfor BBC Northern Ireland. It was released as a DVD alongside a live recording of his 2008 Edinburgh show and reaffirms Andrew’s continued development and exploration of comedy as a way of crossing cultural, social and religious borders.
He released his third live DVD at Christmas 2010 and this year has toured Ireland, performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and at The Altitude Comedy Festival, of which he is a founder member. He most recently appeared onLive at The Apollo(BBC1),Have I Got News For YouandMock The Week(both BBC2),Celebrity Juice(ITV2) andArgumental(Dave) and also took part in Comic Relief's 24Hour Panel Peoplechallenge in a special version ofMock The Week.
Andrew has won and been nominated for several major awards includingThe Edinburgh Comedy Award,The Time Out Live Award for Best Stand-up,The Loaded Magazine Award for Best Stand-upandThe Chortle Award for Best Contribution To The Live Comedy Circuit. He was also recently votedBest Irish Comedianby the public at theEntertainment.ie Awards.