Andrew Doyle

Writer and stand-up comedian

Andrew is a playwright and stand-up comedian.

He recently appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in his fifth solo stand-up show Future Tense. He regularly writes with Tom Walker, creator of internet sensation Jonathan Pie. Their show Jonathan Pie: Live is currently touring the UK, and they recently collaborated on an online video responding to the US election result which had in excess of 115 million views.

Andrew's previous solo stand-up shows are Minimalism!, Zero Tolerance, Whatever it Takes, and Crash Course in Depravity. Minimalism! and Whatever It Takes both transferred to the Soho Theatre, London.

His plays include Borderland (national tour for 7:84, Scotland), Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends (BBC Radio 4) and The Second Mr Bailey (BBC Radio 4). He is currently working on a new play Reacher's Point which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

He has worked on a number of musicals with Craig Adams, including adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), and Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough). Last year he adapted Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in collaboration with platinum-selling singer/songwriter Duke Special. Andrew and Duke Special are currently working on an adaptation of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Andrew is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast. He has written introductions for numerous new editions of Forrest Reid's novels, all available from Valancourt Books.