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Review by Chortle’s Steve Bennett: “Impressive...his modest, careful delivery perfectly showcases his often sterling material, derived from imaginative thinking and expressed with exquisite use of English”.
Max was named as one of The Sun’s 2011 Comedy Picks (along with Josh Widdicombe and others) and went on to perform at the prestigious Lunchtime Club stand-up showcase in Edinburgh that summer. Previous alumni include: Joel Dommett, Tom Rosenthal, Ivo Graham, Rob Beckett, Liam Williams, Ian Smith, Joe Lycett and many more.
Max has performed paid twenties at BBC Comedy Presents (Pleasance) and also Political Animal (The Stand), Saturday Night Live from Leicester Square (supporting Ardal O’Hanlon),The Frog and Bucket and XS Malarkey.
Max has had sketches commissioned on Channel 4 and BBC2, as part of the hotly tipped double-act “Dregs”, who enjoyed a sell-out debut run at the Underbelly in Edinburgh 2011. As well as comedy, Max is a Sony Radio Award Nominated radio presenter who has worked at Absolute Radio, Galaxy FM, and BBC Radio Leeds amongst many others.
From “The British Comedy Guide” 4 star review of The Lunchtime Club 2011:
“Max Dickins is a fantastic compère. What started as a gentle, personable set, began to really shine as he delivered solid topical gags that could have been, at most, 8 hours old. When the audience interaction began, rather than relying on having a pornstar in the front row, Dickins spun out a tangled web of sexual intrigue from a small mistake in identifying how the front row were related. The gentle, friendly delivery let him push the audience into pretty dark territory without any hint of risking embarrassment or tension. He set the tone for the midday set perfectly, with dirty gags that felt risqué but never risky. Having worked the lunchtime crowd into hysterics in his first slot, the jokes built up between the acts, until he ended with a spectacular, perfect, mimed set-piece. Without ever overshadowing the acts, he made the show.”