Embarrassing sons in the name of comedy

lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, April 26, 2013
lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, April 26, 2013

Maxine Jones is heading for The Quadrant, Brighton, from Thursday, May 16, to Saturday, May 18, at 5.45pm.

Most mothers take it easy once their offspring grow up, but Maxine Jones has taken to the stage as a stand-up, to their mortification.

“One of them said, ‘Is it revenge?’ Which at least shows they’re aware of all the grief they’ve given me,” said Maxine.

Maxine settled in Dublin in 1990, one of the first immigrants, and in 1996, when divorce was legalized, one of the first divorcees. Adjusting to life in Ireland, which was more different than she’d expected, is one of the themes of her Brighton fringe show, Embarrassing Mother.

Only two years on the stand-up scene, Maxine has received good reviews and has featured on Woman’s Hour, where she made Jenni Murray laugh with her line, “Quite hard bringing up three boys. Basically, you’re rearing three replicas of someone you don’t like very much.”

For more information and to see clips of Maxine performing visit www.maxinejone8.wix.com/maxine-jones-comedy. Suitable for people aged 16 and over.