Andy Parsons.

Andy Parsons

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Andy Parsons is an English stand-up comedian and writer, known as a regular panellist on Mock The Week from series 3 to series 14, and for writing the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Scrooby Trevithick.

Biography

Andy Parsons is an English stand-up comedian and writer, known as a regular panellist on Mock The Week from series 3 to series 14.

Along with comedy partner Henry Naylor, he has written and presented nine series of Parsons And Naylor's Pull-Out Sections for BBC Radio 2.

Born in Weymouth, Dorset, Parsons was educated at Parc Eglos Primary School, Helston Comprehensive School, an Churston Ferrers Grammar School, before reading Law at Christ's College, Cambridge. It was here that he met Henry Naylor and eventually formed a double act, touring twice with the National Student Theatre Company and once with the successful Cambridge comedy group the Footlights.

After graduation, Parsons initially worked as a legal clerk on a case at the Greenock shipyards, which he has described as "the most tedious thing I'd ever done." Thankfully for the comedy world, he elected to change approach and soon established TBA, London's first ever sketch comedy club.

Parsons began his career as a writer on ITV's puppet-based satirical comedy show Spitting Image, and soon he was making guest appearances on shows such as They Think It's All Over, QI, and Fighting Talk, on BBC Radio 5 Live. From 2005 to [/y]2015[/y] he was a regular panellist on Mock The Week, missing only five episodes in total.

An accomplished stand-up performer, Parsons won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002, and has toured the UK on numerous occasions.

From 2008 to 2010 Parsons wrote and recorded his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom entitled Scrooby Trevithick. It is based on at the well-meaning but desperately flawed and hapless Scrooby, who tries to better himself through his own website, where he's left a number of web diaries.

Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Monday 3rd April 1967 (52 years-old)

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Year Production Role
2019 Andy Parsons: Healing The Nation Self
2019 Al Murray's Great British Pub Quiz Team Captain
2017 Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t Self
2017 The News Quiz - Series 92 Guest
2016 It's Not What You Know - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2015 Mock The Week - Series 14 Regular Panellist
2014 The Football's On - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 Mock The Week - Series 13 Regular Panellist
2014 The Football's On - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2014 Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Host / Presenter
2014 Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Writer
2013 Mock The Week - Series 12 Regular Panellist
2013 The Matt Lucas Awards - Series 2
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2013 Mock The Week Looks Back At... Self (Archive Material)
2013 Fighting Talk - Series 10 Guest
2012 Andy Parsons Gruntled Live Host / Presenter
2012 Comedy World Cup
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Team Captain
2012 Mock The Week - Series 11 Regular Panellist
2012 Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2011 Live At The Apollo - Series 7
  1. E4 - Andy Parsons, Andrew Lawrence, Milton Jones
Host / Presenter
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 2
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2011 Andy Parsons: Gruntled Self
2011 Mock The Week - Series 10 Regular Panellist
2011 24 Hour Panel People Guest
2011 It's Your Round - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2010 No Angel Policeman
2010 Andy Parsons - Britain's Got Idiots Host / Presenter
2010 Andy Parsons - Britain's Got Idiots Writer
2010 Fighting Talk - Series 8 Guest
2010 Mock The Week - Series 9 Regular Panellist
2010 Never Write Off The Germans Team Captain
2010 Fighting Talk - Series 7 Guest
2010 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. E1 - Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010
Guest
2010 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 2 Scrooby Trevithick
2010 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 2 Writer
2010 Mock The Week - Series 8 Regular Panellist
2009 The News Quiz - Series 69 Guest
2009 I Guess That's Why They Call It The News
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2009 Mock The Week - Series 7 Regular Panellist
2009 Does The Team Think... - Series 2
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2009 Live At The Apollo - Series 4
  1. Special - Best Of Live At The Apollo
  2. E5 - Lenny Henry, Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons
Guest
2009 The PMQ Show Host / Presenter
2008 Argumental - Series 1
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2008 Clive Anderson's Chat Room - Series 5 Guest
2008 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2008 Mock The Week - Series 6 Regular Panellist
2008 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 1 Scrooby Trevithick
2008 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 1 Narrator
2008 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 1 Writer
2008 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 1 Producer
2008 Clive Anderson's Chat Room - Series 4 Guest
2007 Mock The Week - Series 5 Regular Panellist
2007 Does The Team Think... - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2007 Political Animal - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2007 Mock The Week - Series 4 Regular Panellist
2006 QI - Series D
  1. Special - Death
Guest
2006 Mock The Week - Series 3 Regular Panellist
2006 Mock The Week - Series 2 Guest
2005 The News Quiz - Series 58 Guest
2005 Mock The Week - Series 1 Guest
2004 Clive Anderson's Chat Room - Series 3 Guest
1994 The Detectives - Series 2
  1. E1 - Collared
Armed Officer

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Andy Parsons on IMDb

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