Host: welcome Andrew Ryan
Irishman Andrew Ryan made his comedy circuit debut in 2008 when he spontaneously entered an open mike contest. Fast-forward to 2018 and he is now one of the most sought-after comics in recent years, in demand as a headliner and an MC at the biggest comedy clubs and festivals across Ireland and the UK. Andrew’s storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour makes him a natural observational stand-up. He has performed stand-up on Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, and Funny Rotten Scoundrels. Andrew recently returned to his native Ireland performing to sold out audiences at Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Festival and Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens Festival. Andrew returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 with his sell-out show ‘Did You Get Here Alright?’. Andrew has also made appearances on TV3’s The 6 O’Clock Show and BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game. His new show ‘Sure, You Know Yourself’ won Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards in 2018. Andrew also starred in TalkSport’s viral hit Chelsea Fans Claim To Know About Players That Don’t Exist that has attracted just under 1.5 million views on YouTube.