Andrew Lawrence (comedian) : biography
Andrew Lawrence is a British stand-up comedian.
TV and radio credits
- 'Stand Up For The Week' Channel 4 (2012)
- 'Live at the Apollo' (Series 7, Episode 4) (2011)
- 'Ask Rhod Gilbert' BBC One (2011)
- ’Stand Up For The Week’ Channel 4 (2011)
- Michael MacIntyre's Comedy Roadshow BBC One (2010)
- ’Dave's One Night Stand’ Dave (2010)
- ’Splitting Cells’ BBC Three (2007)
- ’Swizzcall’ Channel 4 (comedy lab) (2007)
- 'Ideal’ Marco (Christian builder) BBC Three (2007-Present)
- ’Comedy Shuffle’ BBC Three (2007)
- ’Comedy Cuts’ ITV2 (2007)
- ’Comedy Store’ Paramount (2007)
- ’Edinburgh and Beyond’ Paramount (2007)
- ’World Stands Up’ Paramount (Series II and III) (2006/7)
- ’28 Acts in 28 Minutes’ BBC Three (2006)
- 'How did we end up like this?' Radio 4 (2012)
- 'What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else' (Series 2) Radio 4 (2011)
- 'Act Your Age' (Series 3) Radio 4 (2011)
- 'The News Quiz' Radio 4 (2011)
- 'What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else' (Series 1) Radio 4 (2010)
- ’Shipwrecked’ presenter of a 20 week podcast for Channel 4 radio (2006/7)
- 'Oneclick comedy: Andrew Lawrence special' Radio 1 (2005)
- BBC New Act of the Year Competition 2004
TV and radio
Since the BBC New Act of the Year Competition win in 2004, Lawrence has performed in numerous radio and TV shows, not only as a stand-up but also branching out as a presenter and comic actor.
He had a role as a Christian builder (Marco) in the 2009 BBC TV sitcom Ideal.
- Nominee: if.comedy award 2007
- Nominee: if.comedy award (Best Newcomer) 2006
- Nominee: Sony Radio Awards 2006
- Winner: BBC New Act of the Year Competition 2004
- Winner: York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition 2004
- Winner: Amused Moose Starsearch 2004
- Runner-up: So You Think You’re Funny? 2003
Early life and education
Born in Croydon, Lawrence attended Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames and the University of St Andrews where he started his stand-up career at a regular comedy night.
The Pleasance Courtyard during the [[2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, location of Lawrence's Fringe performances.]] Lawrence's act exploits his range of voices, includes references to his ginger hair and songs performed on an acoustic guitar. His university debut led on to the Edinburgh fringe, where he was runner up in the 2003 So You Think You're Funny competition. Subsequent wins of the Amused Moose Starsearch, York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition and the BBC's New Act of the Year Competition in 2004 confirmed him as an emerging talent on the UK comedy scene.
He presented his first hour-long comedy show at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled How to Butcher your Loved Ones. It was nominated for the if.comeddie award (as it was known for that year only) for Best Newcomer. He has returned to the Fringe every year since then. His 2007 Fringe show, Social Leprosy For Beginners & Improvers, was nominated for the main if.comedy award. He returned to the Fringe in 2008 with a new show, Don't just Do Something, Sit There. This was followed by Soul-Crushing Vicissitudes Of Fortune! in 2009, The Too Ugly For Television Tour and Non-Conformists' Guide To Civic Responsibility in 2010 and the Best Kept Secret In Comedy Tour in 2011.
Lawrence also tours widely in the UK, including the West End and occasionally outside the UK, such as the Montreal Festival Showcase.
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