“I write things that mean something to me… If there’s a truth to it emotionally then your character is going to shape itself.” Anyone passionate about stand-up won’t want to miss this episode, Andy is a wealth of comedy knowledge and his passion comes through on this interview.
Hosts Brian and Drew watch Andy’s set for the ECAN comedy contest that Andy ultimately went on to win earning him the opportunity to open for Jeff Foxworthy. In our discussion with Andy we covering openers, why jokes about sex and drinking work, managing hecklers, and as the show title suggests seek to understand more about his unique comedic character and how it developed. Plus find out and the inspiration for the applause break created by “YOLO!”
At 70 years old Andy has been a professional comedian for over 40 years, has performed across the country and first got his fame with the Texas Outlaw comics that included comedy heavyweights of the 80’s like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. Andy has his name on the wall in the legendary Comedy Store Comedy Club in Los Angeles and performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.