Mike Maxwell is a Chicago area comedian, emcee and actor. Mike has been a regular guest on WLS-890 and WGN-720 AM and was a featured writer for the Tribune’s RedEye newspaper. Although he performs nationally, Mike is a regular at the Chicago Improv and has performed at all the major clubs in Chicago.
In May of 2018, Mike was one of three comedians selected to the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival. Third Coast Review caught his performance and noted ‘Maxwell is a guy you can’t help but like, and his relatability and charm are immediately obvious in his set.”
Since 2014, Mike has earned ‘Best of’ honors from Gigmasters, a booking site for corporate and private events. Mike was selected to perform for the NFL/Ford, Twitter, Delta Dental, Allstate, Salesforce, and the Boy Scouts of America, among many more. In 2020, Mike has been booked for national events with Guaranteed Rate on over a dozen shows.
Outside of stand up comedy, Mike is a writer, producer and performer of several projects. He’s a featured columnist for the site Football Absurdity. The debut of his mock new hire orientation ‘The Anti-Boss’ was at the Chicago Sketchfest and Fringe Festival. Mike’s performing ‘The Anti-Boss’ at the 2018 Laughfest and regularly at The Comedy Shrine. The Chicago Reader called it ‘a nimble, delightfully dispiriting hour.’ In 2018, it was accepted into LaughFest and Crossroads Comedy Festival (scheduling conflict prevented the Crossroads performance). Mike’s movie debut was for the independent movie ‘Burnt Year’ and has been involved with several local commercials and short films.