'Max and Ivan are the real deal’ **** The Guardian
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Barry Award nominees Max and Ivan are delighted to bring their show The End to Brighton (which premiered earlier this year at the Melbourne Comedy Festival).
Say hello – and goodbye – to the inhabitants of Sudley-on-Sea, a decaying coastal town on the brink of destruction. The End is an epic tale about the meaning of birth, death, and the bit in between.
Max and Ivan have established themselves as the premier sketch act to see having garnered numerous awards and critical recognition. They have also starred in BBC’s hit comedy W1A, Matt Lucas’s Pompidou and created The Casebook of Max and Ivan for BBC Radio 4, which guest-starred Reece Shearsmith, Matt Lucas, Jessica Hynes and June Whitfield.
The duo – Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez - were nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Award during their last outing at the Fringe – the only sketch act to be shortlisted. On The Reunion, The Daily Telegraph wrote that it ‘recalls the verbal invention and dark surrealism of The League of Gentlemen’, The Times added it was ‘ingenious, amusing and it dare[d] to have a heart too’, The Independent surmised that ‘by the time the feel-good ending hits, it's impossible to stop beaming. A joyous hour’ and The Guardian concluded that ‘Max and Ivan are the real deal.’
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ Time Out
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