Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, writer, and political satirist. As an observational comic he’s performed throughout the United States, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in Germany and Australia. He’s a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country. As a political comic he’s performed for numerous think tanks and advocacy groups, as well as in Washington DC’s Pardon the Pundit political comedy troupe and Electoral Dysfunction at the People’s Improv Theater. The World Comedy Club named him “NYC’s Greatest New Comedian” in 2013.
He is the host of Mostly Weekly, a comedy news show on PitTV, lauded as “a folksy Craigslist version of John Oliver.” His political satire book, Laughter is Better than Communism, drew heavily from his time working for the United States Congress. In 2012 Prince Leonard of Hutt River appointed Heaton as his personal diplomatic representative in New York.
He is originally from Oklahoma, and loves science fiction, dogs, Broadway musicals, and fine whisky.