Hello. This is the bit of the website where I
self-consciously tell you about myself.
I am a stand-up comedian, a metalhead, an amateur occultist and a musician. I've pretty much been a show off since birth. I did comedy sketches in assemblies at school, and pissed away my A Levels making comedy films with my mates on my brothers camcorder. You will never get to see these, because my mates would fucking kill me if I put them on the net.
I've done a bit of telly, (including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Saxondale with Steve Coogan) and lots of radio (including BBC Radio 1, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, and 5live) but live is where the hidden mind-control signals planted in my work are most effective.
I'm a bit of a regular on the comedy stages at Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock, Leeds and Reading festivals. I've opened for Amanda Palmer off of the Dresden Dolls, done audience warm-up for Never Mind the Buzzcocks, hosted the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, played at Torture Garden and the Bizarre Magazine Ball and load of other events where people mainly wear shiny things.
I'm vegan, as you can tell by the fact that I have a lithe, sinewy body. I'm a heterosexual transvestite, as you can tell by the fact that I wear female clothes and fancy girls. I'm not a goth. This is an understandable error, but there is a difference between a metaller who cross-dresses and a goth. And if need be I will fight you to demonstrate that difference. I've got nothing against goths. Some of my best friends are goths. Their food is lovely and they have natural rhythm.
Here are some of the shows I've done in Edinburgh and toured and that:
- Andrew O'Neill Is Easily Distracted
2012 - 2013, Edinburgh Fringe, national UK tour
- Andrew O'Neill: Alternative
2010 - 2012, Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne / New Zealand Comedy Festivals, national UK tour
- Andrew O'Neill: Occult Comedian
2009 - 2010, Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne / New Zealand Comedy Festivals, national UK tour
- Andrew O'Neill's Hour-Long Character Comedy Show
2009, Edinburgh Fringe
- Andrew O'Neill's Totally Spot-On History Of British Industry
2008, Edinburgh Fringe; 2009, UK tour
2007, Edinburgh Festival
- Winston Churchill was Jack The Ripper
2006, Edinburgh Festival; 2007 - 2008, UK tour
- The Last Show Around (w/ Tom Bell)
2005, Edinburgh Fringe
- Andrew O'Neill and James Sherwood, Apparently
2004, Edinburgh Fringe
Here are some of the things people have said about my comedy:
An increasingly distinctive, imaginative act... brilliant, genuinely unexpected lines are added to the mix. At this rate, it won't be long until he's huge.
One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment... hitting new heights of comedic brilliance.
He's got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive... a winning blend of polemic and off-beat whimsy.
One of the most entertaining, interesting and multilayered acts we've seen. Don't miss a trick – go and see him now.
So funny I put him in my new TV show.
Talented, intelligent and unique. Bringing the spirit of the alternative 80s back into the comedy circuit.
Dazed & Confused
Keeping the true flame of creativity burning bright.
Andrew O'Neill is like comedy ball-lightning. Fast, electrifying and even funnier than the misfortunes of others.
Probably the best actual jokes I've heard on the fringe this year... his skill with language is on a par with the best of Peep Show or The Day Today.
A cleverly-plotted, side-splitting narrative... and a twist on a par with Douglas Adams. An industrial-strength comedy.
**** Three Weeks
Equal parts cerebral humour and downright absurdism... this is comedy for the unapologetically nerdy, and all the better for it.
**** The Dubliner
His finely-tuned jokes are a joy to behold... by the end of his hour he's created enough energy to power 100 looms and ensure his late night show is a cracking invention.
Oh my. We have a winner... this might just be the best show on the Fringe this year. Clever, witty, surreal, silly, well-constructed, beautifully written and pretty much faultless.
MySpace Comedy UK
Cleverly put together, engagingly different and made us laugh until our sides split open.
A consistently funny, breakneck tour of the subject, written and presented with considerable flair and demonstrating a keen ear for a ridiculous turn of phrase.
Clever comedy for those who like their laughs original, off-kilter and cliché-free.
**** Three Weeks
Everyone around me fell about with laughter.
Gruesomely absorbing... bloody entertaining.