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Starting as a musician - with a Nineties band named The Carpetsweepers - Andy Robinson moved into comedy when, like others before him, the patter between the songs become more entertaining than the music.
At the Glastonbury Festival in 1993, Andy won a competition for aspiring young comedians, then started his own fortnightly club in Dudley to learn his trade before moving into the circuit proper.
He was briefly a local radio DJ in Birmingham - but was sacked over comments about a boy band – and has supported Jo Brand on four UK tours.
What a difference two or three years can make i.e. the two Cardiff Glee Club comments. But I had to say that I cracked up over the hunourless RE teacher condemning Andy Robinson because he made a joke regarding their profession. If ever there was a blinkered, introverted, self-righteous profession it is that of The Teacher. Please all get over yourselves. You're not big and you're not that clever. Looking forward to seeing Mr Robinson this week!
Just saw him at my Student Union in Stafford. The man's an absolute legend, top comedian. He won the entire audience.
Andy Robinson is a very funny man, he was the compere at Cardiff Glee Club and stole the show, much better than the actual performers, I'll be hoping to catch him again when hes in Cardiff
Saw Andy last night at the Glee in Birmingham... took the piss outta me for 15 minutes but I loved it. He's wicked, Very witty bloke!
Andy is a life-affirming joy . Love him.
I was at the Glee Club Cardiff Last night and he absolutely bombed live on stage! He didn't even finish his set, walking off to shouts of "I thought this was a comedy club", "you are ruining my night" and "bring back the compere" ringing around the audience! To think he was the headliner at a £25 gig. Very disappointing!
I saw him supporting Jo Brand last night. Not good. He seemed quite nervous and he was expecting quite a lot from an audience that were waiting to see someone else. He kept saying he wasn't sure about us as an audience - not great for making people warm to him! And he did a joke about RE teachers which wasn't funny because I am one! I spend my life trying to convince teenagers that it is possible to find religion interesting while being an atheist (as I do!) and then he goes and ruins my hard work with sweeping statements about teachers telling children what to believe. It was just wrong and annoying really.
Andy played guitar in the Carpetsweepers and his guitar playing was far funnier than any joke he ever told.