Andy Todd was born and raised in Stornoway in the Western Isles of Scotland. When he was 10, he asked his father how streetlights worked.
It’s easy, said his Dad, everyday, when it gets dark, a man in the council switches them on.
When Andrew was 18, he left the island and visited the mainland for the very first time. That night, he phoned home. Does the man in the council switch on all the lights on the mainland too, he asked suspiciously.
Don’t be daft, said his father, he retired last year.
Andy Todd is an open spot comedian based in Glasgow and London who mixes topical gags with tall tales. He has gigged in Scotland, Manchester and London for the Stand (Red Raw), the Comedy Store Manchester (King Gong), Laughing Horse, Pop-Up Comedy, Mirth of Firth and Breakneck Comedy. Andy performed and wrote for the Collective sketch group at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2011. He has contributed to Chortle.com and currently writes a weekly column for the Scottish Comedy FC.
BBC Scotland: LAB
Journal of The Law Society of Scotland: Opinion Column (Nov 2012)
Scotland on Sunday: Hashtag – 4 February 2012: Scan
The Scottish Comedy FC: Weekly column ‘Jukebox Durie’: Scottish Comedy FC.
The Herald: Fat Minister’s Question Time
“Inspired ideas… a highly entertaining show” – The Skinny, March 2011 – Review of The Collective sketch group
“Andrew Todd… expertly unravelling a very smart and very well paced set, pushing it into sheer, hilarious badness at the end.” Glasgow PodCart, October 2013 – Review