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house­hold name. While he’s grate­ful, Andy would change the for­mat if he could. “I wish it was a lit­tle bit more gen­tle than seven co­me­di­ans, in­clud­ing Dara, claw­ing over each other,” he said. “Luck­ily most times ev­ery­body is rea­son­ably cour­te­ous and re­spect­ful.” Andy trained as a lawyer at Cam­bridge Univer­sity and starred in the Cam­bridge Foot­lights along­side his dou­ble-act part­ner Henry Nay­lor. How­ever, quickly find­ing the pro­fes­sion bor­ing, the pair con­tin­ued to work to­gether through­out the 1990s writ­ing for Spit­ting Im­age and Parsons and Nay­lor’s Pull-Out Sec­tions on BBC Ra­dio 2. “I was re­ally just search­ing for some­thing that I didn't hate and I had no de­sire to do law,” he ex­plained. “I bunked off the job as much as I could to write as much for BBC ra­dio as I could. “Be­ing able to make it as a co­me­dian is one of my big­gest high­lights.” Don’t miss Andy to­mor­row at the Mu­sic Hall.

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