December 08

‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to a Boost Mobile location. I love Boost. So much so, I mention in the podcast, “If it were open right now, I’d say let’s just go there and hang out.”

We talk about:

  • The meat-to-cilantro ratio of the tacos. As Mike says, “I went with the cilantro with just a hint of steak.”
  • Mike’s a “clean comic,” which leads me to ask “is it a religious thing?” Nope.
  • How does parenting lend itself to comedy writing?
  • Mike’s first gig. It didn’t go great.
  • The PC world comics now face: “Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything.”
  • Mike’s one-man show, “Anti-Boss,” a skewering of corporate America.
  • Mike’s Bears fandom: Is he a “yell at the TV” guy?



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