Maisie Adam

Comedian Profile

TV Appearances: Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You,  QI,  The Last Leg. Roast Battle, Hypothetical, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2.

Awards: Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee/Amused Moose National Comic Award – Winner., So You Think You’re Funny – Winner.

Maisie Adam is a comedian from Yorkshire. Her comedy career kicked off in 2017, when she entered the nationwide So You Think You’re Funny? competition (which has previously been won by many of her comedy heroes, including Peter Kay, Aisling Bea, and Tom Allen). Before she knew it, she found herself with a place in the Grand Final, held at the Gilded Balloon up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on 24th August she won the competition, becoming only the 4th woman to have done so in its’ 30-year history.

The following year, Maisie was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut show ‘Vague’, where she also won the Amused Moose National Comic Award.

Maisie’s anecdotal material and witty charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country and she has since appeared on Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, QI, Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical and The Stand-Up Sketch Show. She also hosts the podcast ‘That’s A First’ alongside fellow comedian Tom Lucy.

“Adam exudes an appealing, quirky energy, and is clearly a natural wit” – Steve Bennett, Chortle.

“There’s something incredibly watchable about Adam – whether it’s her effervescence onstage, finding jokes in the minutiae of life or her fantastic physicality. Inevitably she’ll be compared to a young, female Peter Kay, except her jokes and performance are far more eccentric.” – THE SKINNY.

“This is a name to watch!” – Official Buxton Fringe Review

‘Go see Maisie now and have bragging rights for years to come’ – HERALD

‘Maisie Adam is phenomenal’ – SCOTSMAN