Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Max started his standup career at the Comedy Attic while performing sketch comedy in college. He moved to Chicago after graduation to perform standup and make videos. Since his move, he has featured at Jokes and Notes as well as Zanies and the Laugh Factory, and he won the Midwest Comedy Competition at the Jukebox in Peoria, IL. He has also busked his standup on the street to some delight and some utter confusion.