About Andrew Heaton

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Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, author, and the host of “Mostly Weekly” on Reason TV. The World Comedy Club named him “NYC’s Greatest New Comedian” in 2013, and he has become exactly 7% funnier since receiving that award. He is a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, throughout the United States, and in Germany and Australia.

As a UCB-trained sketch writer and improviser, he performs with the New York-based improv team Lumbercon and the sketch troupe 17:38. He’s half of the comedy duo Lost History, which has performed improvised historical reenactments at the Del Close Marathon and Austin’s Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.

As a political comic he’s entertained numerous think tanks and advocacy groups, sinister political action committees, and opened for William Shatner at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. He’s a regular at Electoral Dysfunction at the People’s Improv Theater in New York, and the Totally Dishonest Media Show at Stand Up New York. He hosted the award-winning series EconPop, a comedy show which explained economics through popular culture.

He is the author of the best-selling work of political satire Laughter is Better Than Communism, and two paranormal novels: Frank Got Abducted (about aliens) and Happier as Werewolves (a tender coming of age novel involving werewolves).



  • He owns one square foot of a scotch whiskey distillery in Scotland.
  • He lived in a toolshed behind his best friend’s house for six months while working as a TV extra.
  • He lead Weekends of Awesomeness expeditions in Oklahoma, where he attended a prison rodeo, went spelunking without a helmet, gambled at a wiener dog race, had dinner with an Amish family, went looking for alleged Viking runestones, and ate two beating rattlesnake hearts.
  • He is a dual citizen of the Principality of Hutt River, and was appointed a royal diplomatic envoy by Prince Leonard in 2012.
  • He worked for the United States Congress for one year, and managed to leave without scandal.








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  • Aaron Lieberschmidt (Atty for Bomble Photography)
    April 12, 2013 - 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Heaton,

    Concerned as you are with violating copyrights, I am here to request that you give credit to the creator of this artwork utilized on your website. Should you not wish to provide credit, please remove the picture.

    Re-use of this photograph without permission or attribution is a serious violation of proper decorum and the rule of law. If you do not comply with my request, I will be forced to sue on my client’s behalf.

    Good day sir,

    Aaron Lieberschmidt, B.S., B.A., M.A., M.Ed., J.D., LLM

  • September 11, 2014 - 7:07 am | Permalink

    That guy has a lot of degrees, you might want to listen to him.

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