Southend Fringe Festival

Southend Fringe Festival

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HEADLINER – Maisie Adam

Maisie Adam has had an extraordinary start to stand-up comedy, from winning ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2017, to winning the Amused Moose award in 2018 alongside being nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award for her debut hour ‘Vague’.

Within a year of starting stand up (her first ever gig was 45 minutes which she thought was ‘normal’!) she won the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition, becoming the 4th woman to have done so in its’ 30 years. Since then she has opened for major comedians, with her refreshing anecdotal material and self- deprecating charm winning her praise up and down the country.

In her debut show ‘Vague’ – which sold out its Edinburgh run at the Gilded Balloon as well as extra shows at the Soho Theatre – the northerner and self-confessed “Slave to the Sesh” relayed her experiences of navigating the recklessness of youth whilst dealing with epilepsy – a medical condition that asks you to be a “Sensible Susan”. This year she returns with her second solo hour, previewing it at Southend Fringe Festival

“I’m ridiculously excited to bring my second Edinburgh show to Southend Fringe Festival. Having lived and studied in Southend for 3 years I’m really looking forward to being back. I’ve also seen some of the work of other Southend Fringe performers, and I feel very honoured to be headlining such a fantastic programme of events. Bring it on!” MAISIE ADAM