WELCOME TO THE MAX FOSH CHANNEL
So basically: I left school in 2013 with ambitious plans to “go into the city”. That's what Daddy did. So I spent a nepotistic month during my gap yah in an internship at a corporate firm and bloody hated it. I went and looked for a job of my own and got one. At Wowcher. But hey, that's showbiz baby.
I was essentially inputting data all day and so I asked for my boss for a job title and she said I could call myself whatever I liked. So I became CAO – Chief Admin Officer.
It involved lots of data input and not much else. When the glitz and glam of this wondrous time wore off, I started Newcastle University, in 2014. I joined societies that opened my eyes to different types of careers, and started hosting a slot on the University’s Student Radio.
After a few months of this I joined the local hospital radio station, Radio Tyneside, and spent the next year or so learning tricks of the trade from the station manager, Dave Nicholson.
In 2016 I entered the Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards for Best Newcomer, and won with this application, which included me playing Match of The Day on my cheeks (not those ones, steady now).
During my final year at University, I started a series called StreetSmart, in which I interviewed students on nights out. It was ‘breathtakingly fresh content’ which cemented me as a ‘visionary pioneer’ of the man-on-the-street genre (these could be real quotes, I’m not sure). The real reason I started my own series was mainly because the Uni TV channel already had enough presenters on their show.
Following the first episode, filmed in October 2017, I relentlessly made StreetSmart episodes and I made approximately 25 episodes before leaving Uni. After graduating, I took StreetSmart on tour, round 14 UK Universities.
Following this, I worked in a bar for 5 months while working on the channel. I met Zac and Jay during this time, and in February 2018 we made a video which went truly viral; I gained 50,000 subscribers virtually overnight, and the rest, as they say, is history (if they don’t say it, I will).
Since then, my channel has grown steadily. As of January 2021 the channel has 335,000 subscribers on YouTube and 600,000 followers across social media (TikTok, Facebook, Instagram).
In total, the vids have garnered more than 100 million views, counting all platforms. This is technically right but if I'm honest, it's a bit of a stretch. 100 million makes me sound much more impressive. The channel currently boasts a number of different series - StreetSmart, UnConventional, Private i, Special Private Investigator.
In the last few years I have been lucky to have collaborated with people that I am genuinely fans of:
Since starting back in 2017 I’ve had the pleasure to work for the following brands:
Virgin Media (same job as Marvel but more names looks impressive)
If you’ve scrolled down here you might be expecting to purchase some merch, maybe a poor-quality t-shirt or hoodie to put at the back of your wardrobe. I honestly think that no one needs another t-shirt and I would much prefer you to spend your hard-earned wonga on my stand-up gigs.
Due to recent events, I’ve obviously been unable to continue my live shows. Once these are ‘back on the menu’, this will be the place to find tickets for them. Ruddy cheers.
I am represented by United Agents. For business enquiries please email Jamie Stockwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)