Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015: Andrew Ryan

Stand-up, in itself, is a tough art. As an act, making audiences laugh every time you perform along with constantly developing your material adds even more to the challenge.

However, when a comedian discovers their voice and understands what it is they are passionate about discussing – it is a very special moment for both them and audiences.

Andrew Ryan has been gigging since 2008. Having tried 16 different jobs previously ranging from being a private investigator to a petrol pump attendant, barman and waiter, finance manager, delivery driver, call centre worker and many more, the skill of naturally being someone that can make you laugh makes the job of a stand-up comedian seem the perfect fit.

Andrew Ryan profile

Andrew now performs all around the world and headlines at some of the best comedy clubs in the UK. Andrew has also performed stand-up on shows such as Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Live at the Comedy Store and often presents for Talk Sport where his interview of Chelsea fans has gained over a million views on YouTube.

Andrew has taken several shows to the Edinburgh Fringe however his new show, Perfectly Inadequate, showcases the change you can see in a comedian after so many years of learning and performing around the circuit. The show combines Andrew’s experiences socially, professionally and romantically along with his realisation of the inadequacies that have often made these a struggle but they’re full of humour and some brilliant stories.

For anyone that is looking to laugh, and I mean really laugh, then do not hesitate to see Andrew perform whether it’s in a comedy club near you or at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe:
Show: Andrew Ryan, Perfectly Inadequate
Venue: Assembly George Square Studios – Venue 17
Time: 19:50 (1 hour)
Dates: 5 – 30 August

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