Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final 2018: The Space @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh, 2018
Maisie Adam: Hang-Fire: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Just The Tonic Working From Home – Good Riddance 2020 New Year’s ve Special: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Comedy at The Covid arms 1st Birthday Show: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online 1st Birthday Show: Online: 2021
Krater Comedy: The Warren on The Beach, Brighton, 2021
Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
Maisie Adam deservedly won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final 2018 that I attended at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018. The Yorkshire comedian had a distinctive personality and had a very engaging appeal. Adam is tall and also got lots of belly laughs out of the struggles of having elongated legs listing the reasons why being lanky can be awkward. Whatever the extra thing is that is needed to be a great comic; Adam produced it on the night and took the prestigious award. The industry and audience were delighted for her.
I saw Adam’s solo show Hang-Fire at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. The message of the show was to own one’s mistakes, admit them, acknowledge them, learn lessons and move on. She did this using some high-profile celebrity examples and then flawed the audience with an enormous surprise. The well-constructed was crammed full of cleverly written jokes and delivered with aplomb by the likeable and very quick-witted comedian.
Adam played the first show of the year at Always Be Comedy in London. I was delighted to go along with my eighteen-year-old niece, who was attending her first ever comedy night. Whilst we were sitting in the front row, Adam was on stage talking very wittily about her schooling and her success rate with men. She then started to complain about her height, and then very politely asked my niece her height. When my niece replied, Adam directed a put-down at her for being ever so-slightly smaller, which got a big laugh from the audience. With it being her first audience gig, I thought my niece would be uneasy, but she seemed to love what had happened. Adam very politely apologised for the put down when we met her after the show, and my niece later told me she thought Adam was great.
During the worldwide pandemic, Adam played Always Be Comedy Online in August 2020 and headlined Comedy at The Covid Arms 1st Birthday Show in March 2021. She talked about her move to Brighton and her chance at joining a ladies football team. Adam was witty, clever and I could have listened to her all night. She also appeared at the Just The Tonic New Year’s Eve Special online that I watched in December 2020 and was a guest again for Always Be Comedy Online in January 2021 where she talked about her involvement with TV, her relationship and her WhatsApp group. Adam was a guest again for the Always Be Comedy Online 1st Birthday Show in April 2021 where, describing her favourite moment of appearing the previous year, she recounted the story where the comedian Rich Wilson was guest compere and before she started her set asked if Rich was alright. I replied with ‘yes I am, thank you’ before Wilson could get a word in, and she then started her set.
I was delighted to see the comedian three times over four weeks as she appeared on the bill for the Krater Comedy at The Warren on The Beach in Brighton in August 2021 and twice for an Always Be Comedy showcase in September 2021. Talking about school days, medical routines and her haircut, she was brilliantly funny darting around the stage making the audience laugh continuously.
After watching Adam gain a major comedy award early in her career, she has gone from strength to strength and seems to get better every time. I look forward to seeing the great comic talent again soon.