People have been laughing at Dobie Maxwell his entire life. He has been a professional entertainer since 1985 appearing on stage, radio and television all over North America. He has also become one of the top teachers and mentors in the field with his "Maxwell Method of Standup Comedy" course which has helped a wide variety of people from all walks of life to find the funny in their own life's journey. Read More
For years Dobie Maxwell has been told that his incredible life story should be a book. This is it. Dobie was born in Milwaukee, to a biker father and drug abusing mother. When he was only five months old, his mother abandoned him and his two older siblings. Dobie was separated from his siblings and sent to be raised by his paternal grandparents. It was there, in his grandparents’ neighborhood, that Dobie befriended another societal misfit. The two became best friends.
Years later as Dobie pursued his dream as a professional comedian and radio personality, that same “friend” robbed a local bank. He used Dobie as his unknowing getaway driver as they took a cross country trip to Las Vegas in a rental car in Dobie’s name. The same friend robbed the same bank again two years later. This time he did it disguised as a Gorilla Gram–a robbery so audacious it made all the local television news programs. Who would have done such a thing? Law enforcement thought it just might be the work of a comedian, and all trails led to Dobie.
Dobie was dragged into the story against his will, and eventually had to make the excruciating choice of either testifying against his life-long friend in court or going to prison for crimes he did not commit.
Monkey in the Middle is hilarious, tragic, joyous, dark, and smart. In short, it’s just like the real life narrator of the story; Dobie Maxwell himself.
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Dobie on WGN Radio with Bill Leff & Wendy Sndyer (Photo above, audio at the link)
Wisconsin’s Morning News on WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee (audio at the link)
Matt Kissane Podcast (Audio at the link)
“Fly by Night” on WIND-Chicago with Ken Sevara
“Stone & Double T” on WXRX-Rockford.