Max & Ivan: Commitment

Comedy (sketch show, storytelling)

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  • Pleasance Dome - QueenDome
  • 20:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Berk’s Nest in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Say 'I do' to the triumphant return of Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees Max & Ivan. (BBC Two's W1A, Radio 4's Casebook...) Commitment is the true story of the unreasonable lengths one best man (Max) will go to give one groom (Ivan) the greatest weekend of his life. It's a show about dreaming big, growing up, and trying – but ultimately very much failing – to make it in the band. Directed by Kieran Hodgson. 'Astonishing' ***** (Times). 'Joyous' **** (Independent). 'Phenomenal' ***** (Mirror). 'First-rate' **** (Scotsman). 'The real deal' **** (Guardian). 'Essential' **** (Telegraph).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. 5 steps up to the space or Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Barry 82 days ago

This is a very slick show that uses projections, photographs, snippets of video and music to excellent effect. The premise is a tale of how the two boys came to know each other, and the arranging of a stag (bachelor) party for Ivan - but it's delivered so well, with touches of silliness, nostalgia, and a few surprises, that it transcends its simple subject matter. Heartwarming, genuine, and funny.

Davey 84 days ago

Haven't seen these boys in a few years and went in expecting a long form sketch comedy with a load of silly characters. I didn't get that but was not disappointed. This was a lovely autobiographical piece that proved to be a genuinely funny and touching story. Really strongly recommended! Make sure you get a good view of the screen though!

Paul Rayner 86 days ago

Another fantastic show from the boys. Honesty, hilarity, great reminiscences. We’ve seen the guys a few times and lovely to get an insight into their lives. Very clever, well thought out and delivered.

Serena Langley 88 days ago

Another smashing show from Max & Ivan, this time focusing on their friendship. They manage to be silly and funny but also heartfelt. I left feeling uplifted! I can't wait to see what they do next.

Tony 88 days ago

A funny trip through their close relationships and how to throw a party.

Gill C 90 days ago

Only see this show if you want your sides to split from laughter!! Truly hilarious.

Janice Wilson 95 days ago

Excellent show. Really polished, witty and well crafted by a sharp comedy duo. Very professional and slick, fast paced and very funny. I liked the addition of a video back screen which was used effectively to add to the story. Ivan can really sing!!! Missed your vocation there Ivan!! Highly recommend that you catch this show.

Huw 95 days ago

Loved the story % will bring a smile for years to come! Rhyming slang had an extra dimension for sure. So many highs. Well done indeed.

Hanne 96 days ago

A great storytelling duo - throughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Phill Gillespie 99 days ago

Joyous! A great hour of storytelling and silly jokes that only Max and Ivan can deliver. They are masters of their craft.

Tan Littlefair 99 days ago

Saw 25 shows and this was the best. An absolute privilege to see it.

Anthony Gowland 103 days ago

Fantastic show, just really incredibly funny and well put together. The hour flies past.

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 78 days ago

‘I don’t do things by half,” says Max Olesker. Anyone who’s seen Max and Ivan’s legendary sports/comedy spectacular, The Wrestling, can confirm this. But the duo’s new show recounts Olesker’s biggest challenge yet in events organising: his sidekick’s stag do. Ivan Gonzalez got married this year, and best man Olesker...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 80 days ago

When Ivan got engaged, he had an important question to ask. Once Max said yes, he set to work to plan what would be the best stag do ever seen for his very best friend. With about a 75% party planning success rate and time on his hands, what could...

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 82 days ago

Max & Ivan: Commitment commands the stage with a fresh, hysterical perspective on growing up, looking back, and moving on. They bicker, they play, they’re childish and heartwarming. Technically, Max and Ivan truly understand their modern audience and know how to work a crowd with their superb comedic timing. The show undoubtedly deserves a capital five out of five.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

In Commitment, sketch comedy Fringe favourites Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez breathlessly pack well over an hour of sketches, set pieces and gags into an hour of hilarious buffoonery. The narrative is more autobiographical in nature than their previous work and is based around Max’s appointment as best man at...

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Chortle (4.5/5 stars) 88 days ago

Fringe stalwarts Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez must have warped time to create this show. Somehow they have crammed about 90 minutes of story, some impressive set pieces, and jokes upon jokes upon jokes all into this one hour. ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

A duo determined to go the extra mile for daftness...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

With Max & Ivan's camraderie you hope that when they clock off and go home they spend the evening still together, chatting like Morecombe and Wise in their pyjamas or going through separate front doors into the same house, as The Beatles do in Help!. There's a traditional double act feel to...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

There ain’t no party like a Max & Ivan party, ‘cause a Max & Ivan party uses equations to guarantee participant enjoyment!The comedy duo are back at the Fringe and ready to throw the best stag the world has ever known. This is a story of friendship, bromance, and other...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

Straying into more of a comedy duologue than straight-up sketches, Max and Ivan’s Commitment weaves autobiography with huge laughs in their story of life and friends, from birth to now. The crux of the hour is that Max is left responsible for Ivan’s stag do, having made some questionable party-planning...

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