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
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. 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.
After watching her 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.