Jamali Maddix

“Maddix genuinely feels like a fresh voice” Chortle

With 2 seasons of his own TV show (Hate Thy Neighbour) broadcast globally on the Vice Network and his new series Adventures in Futureland about to transmit on Channel4, Jamali Maddix has had an incredible accession from being a Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Winner in 2015. 

He is also in the middle of an impressive world tour selling out dates from North America, across the UK and Europe as well as Australia and Asia.

In his first two years of performing Jamali won the Comedy Café New Act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – all while making it look effortless. His natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind.  

Jamali has a plethora of gigs under his belt – he plays the Comedy Store and toured with them in the Middle East.  In June 2015 he supported Jim Jefferies before a 3,500 strong Hyde Park audience. His debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe was a total sell out and received rave reviews. He has since followed that up with another complete sell out run of Edinburgh this year with his new show ‘Vape Lord’ before his world tour.

He has also done a plethora of TV shows including The John Bishop Show, Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats and Dara O’Brien’s Go 8 Bit. He has since been asked to host Live at the Apollo for this year’s series.

Jamali also became one of the faces for the new Viceland, his show Hate Thy Neighbour is was Viceland’s highest rated show globally and the second series of 10 episodes is being broadcast to over 80 territories worldwide.  The show was nominated for a Broadcast Digital award and Jamali was even featured in the New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/jamali-maddix-travels-the-world-to-interview-haters). He has also just recorded his own brand new series for Channel4 called Adventures in Futureland.  The three-part documentary series sees him travel around America looking at the technological revolutions that will come to change the world and the people behind them.

He has teamed up with the Hook to create “The Breakdown” his new podcast where he interviews stars and innovators within the arts.  Guests so far include The Wu Tang Crew, Reggie Yates, Iain Sterling and others.

His 2018/19 World Tour takes him around Europe and the UK before finishing that leg at the prestigious Hackney Empire.  From there he is setting off across the US to entertain fans from coast to coast, moving then to Asia and Australia for the final part of the tour.

We are delighted that he can join us for the Comics Salopia Festival and interview some of our top guest in events that are sure to be highlights of the weekend

Reviews:

★★★★★ “If you are easily offended stay away. If you thin you’re not, prepare to be challenged”  – EDINBURGH  FESTIVALS  MAGAZINE 

★★★★ “Something to offend everyone”  – THE SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ “It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit” – CHORTLE  

 ★★★★ “This is one of those shows you could happily watch—or actively experience—for hours.” – THE  LIST

“Sharp as a tack” – THE SPECTATOR 

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