Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Andrew Bird

andrew bird tour dates

After supporting Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre on their UK tours Andrew Bird is currently headlining his own Ha Ha Time tour. 

Bird says: “I’m pretty excited about doing my own tour. I played to over half a million people supporting Michael McIntyre so everyone kept telling me to do my own tour. I’ve been working on loads of new material so it’s time to get out there, hope to see you along the way.”

He also recently supported legendary American comedian Brian Regan, who hand-picked Andrew as his support for his first ever show in England. He is certainly busy. Bird also runs two of his own monthly comedy nights with Lone Wolf in Buckingham and Bicester.

Andrew has declared his tour a Brexit-free zone guaranteeing anyone who buys a ticket a complete escape from the constant barrage of Brexit this and Brexit that. Instead you can expect classic observational jokes and stories about marriage, parenthood and the petty grievances of modern life. What time is it? It’s Ha Ha Time! 

Andrew Bird is on tour in March and April. All dates and ticket links here. He is at the Leicester Square Theatre, WC2 on March 30. Tickets for London here.

  

1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?

Well I’m going to do all of the above now you’ve put those worries in my head. I try to remind myself I am funny because it can be so easy to let it slip your mind.

2. What irritates you?

Men that wear flip flops in the winter and people who eat loudly and then after lick their fingers clean and make that smacking noise. (I’ve just heaved thinking about that)

3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

I did a sky dive which was also the first time I flew. So the first plane I flew in, I jumped out of it.

4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?

Killing a man. No, actually now the most stupid thing I have ever done is casually admitting to killing a man on a comedy website.

5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?

Just that comedy has even become a viable career. You can do a course at university and there is a realistic chance of being on telly and playing arenas. When I started it was basically an outlet for nutters. You did it because you had to, you couldn’t do anything else.

Interview continues here.

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