If you were to read Andrew Lawrence’s material from a page, you may think that the poor man suffers from a lack of self confidence. However, when performed by this talented comic, you realise it is the insights of a man who is more in tune with what people are thinking than your average comic.
After studying at St. Andrews University, Andrew’s comedy career started to take off in 2003 when he was a finalist of ‘So You Think You’re Funny’.
The following year he won the BBC New Act of the Year, the Amused Moose Starsearch and the York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year competition.
Andrew has taken his show to Edinburgh since 2006 when he was nominated for best newcomer for his amazingly titled show ‘How To Butcher Your Loved Ones’. His 2007 show ‘Social Leprosy For Beginners and Improvers’ was also nominated, this time for the main Edinburgh prize.
Andrew Lawrence is not a man whose afraid of the elephant in the room. He knows you’re thinking he has red hair and a funny voice, but that doesn’t stop him from acknowledging it in a way that makes you both squirm and laugh, all delivered in a manner akin to Stewart Lee.
Andrew has a lot on his mind. He wonders about the rules of life, the transferable skills of a comedian and his dreams being crushed at school.
He doesn’t like to chat at parties and for heaven’s sake don’t ask him to do his Monster Munch finale. However his unique use of a soufflé might intrigue fellow diners.
Andrew is no stranger to other mediums to get his talents across. He was nominated for a Sony Award for ‘The Milk Run’ on Radio 1 in 2006 and had his own series on Radio 2 called Andrew Lawrence’s Cultural Radio Odyssey in 2007.
Andrew has also appeared on numerous stand up shows on television including Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and is a recurring character in BBC3 series , in which he plays Marco, a Christian builder.
A rare comedian who can take what the audience is thinking and go one step further with it, Andrew Lawrence is fearless. If only he could use this to say what he wanted to police officers. At least he has a good agent.