★★★★★ “Superb timing and quick wit… A must see” - Radio Ha-ha
★★★★ “It’s clear that Archie Maddocks has found his calling in comedy…a brilliant job balancing light silly humour with thought-provoking, refreshing and subversive social discussion.” - Entertainment Focus
★★★★ “a stellar example of stand-up comedy” - The National Student
★★★★ “Poignant, inventive and razor sharp” - Broadway Baby
★★★★ "He is a natural with an audience, boldly exploring controversial topics such as race and religion. Just as you’ve tensed up, he manages to bring the energy back down with amazing skill – leaving everyone in stitches by the end of the show” - Ed Fest Mag-
★★★★ "One to watch" - ThatreFullStop.Com
“A real highlight of the evening” - BBC Introduces
“A super cool, super smart storyteller” - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard
Archie is a multi-talented, multi-disciplined creative artist, with extensive experience in Comedy and Drama.
As a Stand-Up Comedian, Archie is a confident, cheerful, provocative and most importantly hilarious award winning stand-up comedian armed with a natural stage presence, quick acerbic wit and a ‘winning smile.’
Much in demand on the national circuit and internationally, Archie’s style lends itself to any environment, whether that be rowdy weekend comedy club, festival shows or after dinner entertainment. Quick on his feet, with a warm and affable energy, Archie is equally comfortable doing sets as he is hosting, he's worked in some of the biggest clubs in the UK, and as fair afield as South Africa and the USA.
He has featured in a host of impressive stand up competitions – a finalist in both the NATYs and English Comedian of the year in 2014. He was also the runner-up in the Amused Moose Laugh Off competition and the winner of the Bath New Act Of The Year competition in 2014
In 2016, he took his debut show Shirts Vs Skins to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which received excellent reviews and ended up on tour in South Africa in 2017. His follow-up show, IlluminArchie, was loved by critics and audience alike and received a London transfer to the prestigious Soho Theatre in 2017 and VAULT Festival in 2018.
Shirts Vs Skins is available to stream on NextUp.com, an online platform exclusively for stand up comedy. You can stream it for free, by clicking here