Gone In 60 Seconds...Andrew Maxwell 7 years ago

Gone In 60 Seconds...Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell is one of Ireland's leading stand-up comedians, having developed a successful television career on shows including Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. He's currently touring the country, with dates in Meath, Belfast and Dublin later this month, but took a minute out of his busy schedule to chat to Her.ie.



Tell us one surprising thing about you.

I have my own comedy festival called Altitude, in the Alps each March. (Ed Note: This is actually true, we checked.)

What is the most embarrassing thing that you've ever done?

Ooooh, that's a long list - I once gave somebody a double thumbs up at an orgy!

If you could delete someone's entire existence, who would it be?

Vladamir Putin. I can't see how anything around him wouldn't be better without him.

Which trait do you most love and hate about yourself?


I'm an unstoppable maniac.

Who would be your four perfect dinner party guests?

My family

What's the worst chat-up line that you've ever used?

I don't use them. I've never used chat up lines. If they're not bowled over by my natural beauty before I start speaking, there's no point.


What is your favourite biscuit and why?

The Toffee Pop - the crunch, the chew, the chocolate at the top of the palate. They're hard to find, they look extremely cheap but there's only eight in a packet.

Which Irish celebrity do you secretly fancy?

Like any straight man with a pair of eyes facing in the same direction, Georgia Salpa


If you could live in any era, which one would you choose and why?

Right now. The world has never been better than it is right now as I sit in the sun on Howth Pier eating oysters and having a pint of Guinness.

Dogs or cats?



If you were to take the Her.ie team for dinner, where would we go?

To Howth Pier for seafood.

Andrew Maxwell appears at the Ashbourne House Hotel in Meath on Sunday 23 March, Mandela Hall in Belfast on Thursday 27 March and Vicar Street in Dublin on Friday 28 March. See ticketmaster.ie for details.