Andy’s foray into the world of stand-up comedy began in the early 90’s when he played guitar in a band named ‘The Carpetsweepers’, often leaving both members of the audience in hysterics as his patter between songs gradually became longer and more entertaining than the music.
Andy has been the support act for Sean Lock, Rich Hall and Paddy McGuiness. He is also known as comedy legend Jo Brand’s regular support act, and has worked with her for the past ten years… alternatively he once supported jazz legend John MacLaughlin, who later gave him a right ticking off.
He has also written and performed for Virgin Radio’s breakfast show and other various radio programmes… although he was sacked from some of them.
Andy also wrote and presented/hosted a music programme for ITV1 called Earshot where he interviewed the likes of Amy Winehouse, Keane and Razorlight… as well as people with lesser profile but arguably better songs.