Published: Friday 16th April 2021
Hi Andrew. Who are you and what do you do in comedy?
Hi, I'm Andrew. I've written comedy sketches (online and audio), tv panel shows, features films and shorts.
Tell us about how you first became involved in the comedy world.
I started working in comedy about 10 years ago, trying my hand at sketch writing and shorts. I've written a few films which aren't comedies per se, but have very comedic moments which I've managed to sneak in. Speaking of sneaking in, I somehow wormed my way onto Have I Got News For You for a few years, writing jokes for the picture and video segments.
Tell us about your comedy favourites.
Favourite comedies include Blackadder, Parks and Recreation, Frasier, Friends (I know it's not cool anymore, but I've never pretended to be cool), Fawlty Towers, Better Things, Dave, Red Dwarf... I'm probably forgetting something... That's not a show, I'm just admitting that I've probably forgotten something.
The comedy industry is competitive. Why should people pick you to work with?
People should work with me because I'll make them look good by comparison.
What's the best advice you've ever been given, read or heard?
The greatest motivation is the deadline.
Where would you like to be in 10 years' time?
Not in the grave.
If you ever get free time, how do you spend it?
Reading, writing. Avoiding arithmetic. Two r's is enough for me.
If a genie offered you one wish, what would you ask for?