Andy Field has made an admirable impact on the comedy scene in just a few years with his unique, quirky style and fresh approach to traditional stand up. Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2015, finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year, and as a regular performer at festivals such as Latitude, Bestival, Leefest and Secret Garden Party, Andy is fast becoming a familiar face at top comedy clubs around the country.
Following on from his 2016 show ‘Roar’, Andy returned to Edinburgh in 2017 with a brand new hour of sketch meets stand up, The Andy Field Experience. The show garnered an exceptionally warm audience response and numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from critics across the board. It also landed him a place on The Telegraph’s 2017 list of funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe. Andy has subsequently been named in Chortles 2017: The Comedian’s to Watch by Daniel Dearlove of the Backyard Comedy Club in East London, who praised Andy as “one of the most inventive newer acts I’ve seen – he makes me laugh out loud.” He has also hosted his own web series In The Tub, in which he interviews up-and-coming bands in the bath (of course)!
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Surreal storytelling, oddball wordplay and perfect puns delivered with laid back charm, Andy Field’s concepts are as hilarious as they are strangely fathomable. One of life’s natural born comedians, Andy’s set is fresh, fun and consistently surprising.
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Andy’s journey through comedy started on a more academic route than most, graduating in the summer of 2013 with a 2:1 BA(Hons) in Comedy Writing and Performance from Southampton Solent, followed by gaining a Masters in Creative Writing from Brunel. Andy talks candidly about his time studying comedy: “When I went to Southampton Solent it was 113th in the league tables (out of 115) and my course was arguably the most experimental one going…. I think most people view my degree as a total waste of money and that’s because it is.” However he credits much of the work in his latest show to those heady student days, claiming “The Andy Field Experience is what happens when a young man spends his entire academic and personal life thinking about jokes.”
Hitting the open mic comedy circuit hard, and working as a teaching assistant to pay the bills, Andy’s rise through the comedy ranks has happened relatively quickly. Within a year of graduating from Southampton he beat 300 comedians in 34 heats to reach the finals of the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year. Boyed by his growing popularity, and with his style noted as “what you’d get if Noel Fielding did wordplay”, Andy went on to be crowned Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award the following year, with a set that included an unforgettable rendition of the self penned poem, Things That My Mum Says.
Andy brought his first solo show “Roar” to the free festival in Edinburgh in 2016, a tight 50 minutes of jokes, characters and far-fetched funnies. But it was was his following Fringe solo, The Andy Field Show that really consolidated his talent and experience, garnering admirable criticism and the beginnings of a loyal fanbase. Citing his comedy influences from Tony Law to Reggie Watts and Doc Brown, Andy’s laid back charm and quirky, creative style certainly makes him one to watch for the foreseeable future.