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Jamali Maddix: Work In Progress (IAM Presents)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

Jamali Maddix has a great, acerbic attitude. Arriving on stage with a trampled book, Maddix is ready to give us the lowdown on his ‘Work in Progress’. He’s a chilled performer, giving him the poise to interact with his audience about a range of societal issues. Maddix is completely transparent and his audaciousness is something to be admired. The material certainly doesn’t feel sketchy and the comedian is assured in his delivery, with glimmers of rampant stances on current affairs. At least he’s consistent and knows not to cross the line: when asking people who their heroes are, I say Michael Schumacher. “I’m not even going to pursue that”, replies Maddix, knowing the boundaries of dark humour.

Monkey Barrel Comedy, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]