Andy Farnsworth’s signature brand of autobiographical “fun meltdown” comedy was born in Chicago, styled in Los Angeles, toughened in New York City, and tested in a casino five miles outside of Butte, Montana. His most recent standup album, Between Haircuts, was a SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy Top 10 Standup Album of 2020.
Along with his standup, Andy’s Wandering the Aisles podcast is quickly gaining note among comedy fans and hardcore podcast enthusiasts alike. Described as “Impulse buys with commentary from Earth’s most interesting regular people,” the show was created in 2014 as an out-in-the-world documentary happening that explored New York City on foot. Collaborative curiosity and emotional explorations guided these journeys to places such as the Staten Island Ferry, Central and Prospect Parks, Alpha Donuts in Queens, the Union Square subway station, and a Brooklyn Barber Shop.
Filmmaker Sheena Matheiken writes, “Andy achieves a delicate/casual balance of intimacy and refreshing intellectual honesty in these meandering conversations.” Season seven of the show features Denver, CO, Andy’s new home, as the backdrop for the ongoing audio experiment.
Andy has published comic fiction, produced radio essays, and short-form documentary stories. His work has been featured on NPR’s On Point, WBUR and WMFO in Boston.
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(press photo credits Natalie Haws / @wanderingaisles Logo by Christian Broadbent)