About Andy

Andy Bennett has been performing stand up poetry for the best part of a decade, around East Anglia and at Fringes and Festivals across the country. He’s starting to think he might be getting quite good at it. His wilfully shambolic style belies a cerebral and acerbic wit, and an honest and celebratory approach to life and performance. Andy writes poems that, two hundred years ago, would have got him rusticated. Andy also likes the word ‘rusticated’ a little more than a man should.

Performing at Dragon Hall, Norwich, 2012Andy’s first pamphlet of poems, titled Daddy, What’s A Poet? (deadbeat press, 2011) contains a mixed and satirical selection of poems that combine Andy’s huge historical geekery with a desire to understand how the lessons of history can be applied to 21st Century Britain. Andy’s second full-length show, Random Chants, debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016.

You can catch Andy live at one of the gigs listed to the right, or check out some of his latest poems under ‘Recent Posts’. To book Andy for your poetry or cabaret night, go to ‘Contact’.

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