Andy Riley.

Andy Riley

Andy Riley is an Emmy-winning scriptwriter, cartoonist and children's author from Britain.


Andy Riley is an Emmy-winning scriptwriter, cartoonist and children's author. He has created a series of best-selling cartoon books including The Book of Bunny Suicides and Wine Makes Mummy Clever and Beer Makes Daddy Strong, and his King Flashypants children's books are aimed at 5-8 year-olds.

He drew a weekly strip cartoon for The Observer Magazine called Roasted, which is also collected in hardback edition. So far his books have sold around one and a half million copies and have been published in eighteen countries, producing calendar, greetings card and poster spin-offs.

His comedy scriptwriting is done in partnership with Kevin Cecil. They won Emmys in 2015 for their work on the acclaimed HBO series Veep. They have won two BAFTAS, for the sitcom Black Books in 2005 and the animated special Robbie The Reindeer in 2000.

They created and wrote the sitcoms The Great Outdoors and Hyperdrive for the BBC, and Slacker Cats for the ABC Family Channel. Other television writing credits include Gangsta Granny, The Boy In The Dress, Tracey Ullman's Show, Little Britain, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Tracey Breaks The News, The Friday Night Armistice, Come Fly With Me, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack The Pony, The Armstrong And Miller Show, Spitting Image, Harry & Paul, Alexei Sayle's Merry Go Round, Big Bad World, Man Stroke Woman, Walliams & Friend and Big Train. Their Radio 4 panel game, The 99p Challenge, won a Sony silver award.

As well as writing comedy, they are experienced writers of feature-length animation: their credits include Gnomeo And Juliet (released 2011) and The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (released 2012). They did an uncredited rewrite of Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride.

Andy is an experienced public speaker, and often appears at book festivals and schools to talk about King Flashypants and draws cartoons live. He occasionally appears on podcasts, such as Iszi Lawrence's Z List Dead List.

Andy is originally from Aylesbury but now lives in London. He used to be the stage dancer for The Pod, Julian Barratt's comedy techno band which was the forerunner of The Mighty Boosh.

Despite rival claims on the internet, Andy Riley is the true originator of the tradition of cross-dressing at the Towersey folk festival.

Full name
Andrew Riley

Known for


Year Production Role
2020 Year Of The Rabbit - Series 2 Announced Writer
2019 Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Writer (Additional Material)
2019 Year Of The Rabbit - Series 1 Writer
2019 Year Of The Rabbit - Series 1 Executive Producer
2018 Tracey Breaks The News - Series 2 Writer
2018 Sherlock Gnomes Writer
2017 Are You Alright In There? Self
2017 Tracey Breaks The News - Series 1 Writer
2017 Tracey Breaks The News - Tracey Breaks The News Writer
2017 Tracey Ullman's Show - Series 2 Writer
2016 Walliams & Friend - Series 1
  1. E2 - Harry Enfield
Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Tracey Ullman's Show - Series 1 Writer
2014 The Boy In The Dress Writer
2013 Gangsta Granny Writer (Adapted By)
2013 Big Bad World Writer
2013 Watson & Oliver - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2012 Harry & Paul - Series 4 Writer (Additional Material)
2012 The Matt Lucas Awards - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2012 Watson & Oliver - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer (Additional Material)
2012 The One...
  1. E3 - The One Griff Rhys Jones
2011 And The Winner Is... - 2Day Special
  1. 2Day Special
Writer (Additional Material)
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Writer
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Story
2010 Come Fly With Me Writer (Additional Material)
2010 The Armstrong & Miller Show - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E1 - Episode One
2010 Harry & Paul - Series 3 Writer (Additional Material)
2010 The Great Outdoors Writer
2009 The Armstrong & Miller Show - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
2009 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show - Series 3 Writer
2009 I'm Spartacus Writer
2008 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show - Series 2 Writer
2008 Headcases Writer
2007 Hyperdrive - Series 2 Writer
2006 Hyperdrive - Series 1 Writer
2004 The 99p Challenge - Series 5 Writer
2004 Black Books - Series 3 Writer
2003 The 99p Challenge - Series 4 Writer
2002 Black Books - Series 2 Writer
2001 The 99p Challenge - Series 3 Writer
2000 The 99p Challenge - Series 2 Writer
1998 The 99p Challenge - King Stupid Writer

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

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