FRINGE PREVIEW – Andrew Ryan (Free Fringe)

August 6th – 30th (not 17th or 24th)
5.15-6.15pm, The White Horse

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan

The relaxed and quick-witted style of Andrew Ryan has seen the young Irish comedian being declared ‘funnier than Ardal O’Hanlan’, as well as reaching the finals of various industry awards and winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year award in 2009.

This year will see him debut at the Fringe with fellow comedian Joe Lycett as part of The Free Fringe.

Andrew is one of the rising stars of the comedy circuit and has recently contributed to the pilot for a television show – this year’s Edinburgh appearance will therefore very likely be the last chance you get to catch him for free.

Andrew took some time out of his last-minute preparations to tell us more.

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

The show is ‘An hour of Humour’ at the White Horse at 5.15pm and it’s a double header with Joe Lycett.

We have two completely different but likeable styles and we have gigged our backsides of this year telling silly anecdotes to people so come and see THE FUNNIES!

How will you be promoting your show?

Joe & I have agreed to sell our bodies to get people in to the show.

We will flyer, stalk people, offer sweets, do radio interviews, answer eight questions in preview interviews and hope that people read what I am saying and come along.

What are you expecting from the Fringe?

It’s my first time in Edinburgh. I expect to have loads of fun.

Meet loads of people. Make people laugh. Cry when things go wrong.

And what are you hoping for?

I ‘m hoping to become a better comic.

Anything after that is a bonus.

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

I would get the BBC to say the fringe was cancelled except for our show. ‘An hour of Humour’ IS THE FRINGE!

Who else are you planning or hoping to see?

I expect to see a counseller and psychiatrist during the festival.

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

Ring my bank manager and offer babysitting services to pay for what I have spent in Edinburgh.

Sum up your show in three words for us:


More details on Andrew’s and Joe’s show are on the Fringe website.

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