"Dark humour with faultless timing"
Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who gives off an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin.
Don’t be fooled…it’s just a guise which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.
Andy is also a talented musician with a captivating voice and has re-written popular songs with a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect.
Since becoming a full time comedian back in 2005, Andy has built a reputation as a distinctive and original talent, and is now a highly sought-after headliner at all the major UK comedy clubs, as well as being a favourite amongst his peers. Following a successful debut in 2014, Andy was invited back to the prestigious Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria the following year, where he once again tore the roof off. He has previously worked with Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey and Jack Dee, to name but a few. Andy performed his solo show “The Man With No Name” at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival for the first time in 2016 to rave reviews.
Andy has appeared on The John Bishop Show, alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music and has also recorded a set for Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store, and has performed on two series of Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up.
If you like a dry sense of humour then Andy is definitely your man.. dark material coupled with inventive and quirky songs all delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.