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Award-winning stand-up Andrew Maxwell digs behind the lazy assumptions about five possible threats to British society:
The Food Industry – Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK’s most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.Andrew kicks off with a look at the food industry. From horseburgers right up to snail ice-cream, it seems like there’s something wrong with every rung of the food ladder. But given that food is essential to survival, shouldn’t we be clearer about what it is we want from the industry that provides it?
The Internet – Andrew tackles the internet. Whether it’s online pornography twisting our children’s minds or GCHQ reading our emails, it seems only right to have a healthy distrust of the internet. But surely, to paraphrase a former prime minister, there’s no such thing as the Internet – there are men, and women, and lolcats. What is it about the internet that makes people on it so scary?
Drugs Trade – The drugs trade is one of our few booming industries. Andrew looks at the facts behind both the illegal and legal drugs. What are the risks? What are the problems? And what can we do about either?
Nationalism – Andrew looks at Nationalists, from a variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, very easy. But rather than do that – and it really is very easy – Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies.
Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK’s most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.
Series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important ‘slow news’ topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream ‘topical’ comedy.
- S01E01 – The Food Industry
- S01E02 – The Internet
- S01E03 – The Drugs Trade
- S01E04 – Nationalism
- S01E05 – Populism