Episode 87 - Andrew Stanley
Andrew Stanley is an Irish stand up who has appeared at numerous festivals worldwide including The Cat Laughs in Kilkenny, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Sydneys Cracker Comedy Festival with hour long shows. These included a show with Australian comic, Damian Clark, called I Dare Ya, which went on to become a hit TV show on Irish station RTÉ 2.
He also took part in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2009 and the New Zealand Comedy Festival in Auckland in 2010. He was invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where he performed alongside Ardal O'Hanlon, Colm O'Regan and Neil Delamere as part of the O'Comics show.
A few years ago I toured The States with Andrew taking in KC, LA, NY, SF, C and B ( you can guess where the last two are and it's not Cincinatti and Buffalo). Where ever we went he developed an immediate rapport with the audience and blew them away with his improvisational crowd work. We chat about his technique and how the scene has changed since our different times starting out in comedy.