Wed 15th Jul 2020 at 8:00pm ends 9:00pm
NextUp Comedy presents:
Having only started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country.
In 2017, Maisie entered the nationwide So You Think You're Funny? competition (which has previously been won by many of her comedy heroes, including Peter Kay, Aisling Bea, Tom Allen, David O'Doherty and Lee Mack). Before she knew it, she found herself with a place in the Grand Final, held at the Gilded Balloon up at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and on 24th August she won the competition, becoming only the 4th woman to have done so in it's 30 year history.
Maisie has since appeared on Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2. Maisie has also written and starred in a Life Lessons for BBC3.
★★★★-The Skinny, ★★★★-The Wee Review, ★★★★-North West End
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
The crowdwork thing makes it better than a basic youtube show.
Review left at 1:36am on Mon 13th Jul 2020
Anna Mann was absolutely amazing! What a wonderful treat for a Friday evening ❤️ The way she engaged with her guests & made everyone feel welcome was everything I had hoped for. Loved seeing the audience and people’s faces...something you wouldn’t actually experience in a normal show. You didn’t have to have your camera on, so for the shy guests who didn’t want their faces on show this was an option. I would pay to see her again and again! Loved all her stories and although I have heard some of them before, her unique style brought back happy memories of the past and her glamorous but could we say somewhat frivolous & possibly sordid past. A true icon ❤️
Review left at 3:30pm on Sat 11th Jul 2020
I get why audience microphones were encouraged to be switched on, but I don't need to hear other people chewing. The constant audience interjection (which seemed to mainly be friends of the organisers?) was unfunny, intrusive, and wasted about 20 minutes out of a one-hour show. It made the experience feel like being on the outside of a smug high-school clique with in-jokes. I could pay less than 9 pounds to sit in a pub and listen to the conversations on the next table and have just about the same amount of fun. I was so incredibly disappointed because I love Jess and Hench was the funniest thing I'd seen for years. This was rubbish though, through no fault of Jess herself.
Review left at 3:16pm on Wed 8th Jul 2020