ABOUT ANDY

Andy is a singer-songwriter, comedian, writer and entrepreneur. His work has taken him around the UK, USA and parts of Europe, both on and off stage.

COMEDY/HOSTING
On stage, Andy is one of the fastest rising stars of the UK comedy circuit, both as an act and a compere. He can be regularly found ripping (gently) into audiences at some of the top comedy clubs in the country, as well as hosting a variety of private and corporate events. He has written and performed in two hour-long Edinburgh Fringe shows and is planning another for 2021.  

MUSIC
As well as his comedy, Andy is a mildly successful singer-songwriter, having played venues as big as NEC Birmingham and Shepherds Bush Empire but also in rubbish places to about 3 people! His songs have been played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and he won a Waterstones poetry prize for the lyrics to one of them! He is currently writing and recording new material for the first time in a few years after concentrating on making his name on the comedy circuit.

Andy also performs his "Elvis Unnplugged" show when he fancies getting his Elvis groove on. 

PODCAST
As well a new music, Andy is working on a brand new podcast/show called "Mentally Funny", a series of interviews/chats with various fascinating people about their lives - how they got to where they are now and how mental health has played a part in it all for them (some great tips for entrepreneurs and on mental health in there). He hopes to release the first of these over the Summer of 2020..

BUSINESS
Since being a kid Andy has always had an entrepreneurial edge about him. At school he sold/hired a variety of goods (all legal!) to the the other students, as well as running a weekly sweepstakes and a bookies (perhaps not quite so legal).

As a "grown-up" he started the Dodgeball UK in 2009, which still successfully organises stag/hen/corporate/festival mixed dodgeball events. Andy also founded The Stand-Up Club with its flagship venue in Piccadilly (London), and co-founded Funnybones Comedy Clubs in the South East which has five venues.

Andy also founded the £10,001 prize British Comedian Of The Year competition which has sadly been put back to 2021 due to Coronavirus.

In this lockdown period, Andy opened the Lockdown Lounge online virtual venue which has held comedy shows as well as well-bing talks.
Watch out for more announcements soon on the business front.

PERSONAL
Andy is a proud dad to two boys, Freddie (3) and Charlie (2). He is happily married and lives just outside London. Outside of work he loves cricket, football and is a keen tennis player. 

 

Pretending to smile at something for the camera

Pretending to smile at something for the camera

With his little boy Freddie Elvis Stedman.

With his little boy Freddie Elvis Stedman.

Man enough to have a pink guitar?

Man enough to have a pink guitar?