Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. He can currently be seen touring his show Satirist For Hire around the country, and at his monthly show at the Soho Theatre, in which he takes audience suggestions for topics to satirise during the show. Andy also hosts and curates the sell-out show Political Animal, which he conceived and originally co-hosted alongside John Oliver. Over the years, the show has had an impressive list of guests including Frankie Boyle, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Jeremy Hardy, Chris Addison, Russell Howard, and Richard Herring. Since his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2001 in which he was nominated for Best Newcomer, Andy has returned to the festival 11 times, going on to tour in India and Australia.
Andy and John Oliver co-write and present the satirical podcast The Bugle, one of iTunes’s biggest ever comedy podcasts. Since The Bugle’s inception in 2007 it has gained a worldwide fan-base – including a prominent US audience. It has aired over 170 episodes and averages 2 million downloads a month. With thousands of 5-star reviews on iTunes, it has been described as “a roaring success” by The Independent.
Andy’s numerous and diverse TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Newsnight (BBC Two), Sky News, Daily Politics (BBC Two), CNN, The Late and Live Guide to Comedy (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1) and BBC News. In the US, he has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central.
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