Andy Parsons

Time Out Award Winner / New Zealand International Comedy Award Winner /
Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Award Winner.

Andy Parsons started his career writing for Weekending and went on to become one of the main writers on the ground-breaking Spitting Image satirical puppet show. Andy has performed on numerous radio & TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, QI, Saturday Live, The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store, They Think It’s All Over, The PMQ show, Scrooby Trevithick and Parsons & Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections.

Having won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002 he has performed his stand-up all over the world from the prestigious Montreal and Kilkenny comedy festivals to touring Australia and New Zealand. To date he has done three sell-out National tours and in 2009 he released his debut DVD ‘Britain’s Got Idiots’, which was followed up by ‘Gruntled’ in 2011 and ‘Slacktivist’ in 2013.

Television

Live at the Apollo – BBC 1 – Writer/Performer
QI – BBC 1 – Guest
Mock the Week – BBC 2 – Regular (11 series)
World’s Most Dangerous Roads – BBC 1 – Presenter
Saturday Live – ITV – Writer/Performer
Live Floor Show – BBC2 – Performer
The Comedy Store Series – C5/ Paramount – Writer/Performer
They Think It’s All Over – BBC TV – Guest
The Stand-Up Show – BBC – Writer/Performer (4 Series)
The Big Stage – C5 – Writer/Performer
Holding the Baby – Granada – Script Doctor
Asylum – Paramount – Performer
The Lenny Henry Show – Writer/Performer
Smith & Jones – BBC 1 – Writer/Performer
Murder Most Horrid – Performer
Spitting Image – Central – Lead Writer
MTV Music Awards – MTV – Writer

Radio

The PMQ Show
Scrooby Trevithick
Parsons & Naylor’s Pullout Sections
The News Quiz
Fighting Talk
Blame Game
Stand-Up Show
Hold the Back Page
Straight Up
Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive
Does the Team Think?

Quotes

“Laugh out loud funny…manages to be utterly likeable and very funny while being Mr. Angry at the state of the world.”
The Sunday Telegraph

“Terrific satirical stand-up”
Independent on Sunday

“What he lacks in hair, Parsons more than makes up for in originality”
The Telegraph

“Perfectly calibrated…- the King of Political Comedy”
The Guardian

“Inch-perfect comedy. With certain stand-ups, you can tell within seconds that they’re going to have the audience sitting up, purring in the palm of their hand. It is like this with the obscenely gifted Andy Parsons. Brilliantly lateral subversive observations on every topic of the day.”
***** The List

Parsons at the peak of his powers”
***** The Scotsman

“Parsons is a master social and political voice”
***** The Herald

“Delivers a barrage of beautifully crafted jokes… – short, sharp shocks made so entertaining and agreeable”
Time Out

“Andy Parsons can do no wrong”
The Stage