Andy Parsons


Andrew John Parsons (m. 1985) is an English comedian and writer.

He was born in 1967 in Weymouth, Dorset and attended Helston Comprehensive School in Cornwall and Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Torbay, Devon before coming to Christ’s College to read Law in 1985. It was here where he met and formed a double act with Henry Naylor. After finishing his studies, Parsons got a job working as a legal clerk but quickly afterwards he established TBA, London's first sketch comedy club with Naylor. Parsons still regularly performs shows at comedy festivals, and at The Comedy Store. He was the Time Out Comedy Award Winner in 2002.

His first television writing job was for Spitting Image and he went on to become one of the main writers.

He regularly appeared on Mock the Week, They Think It's All Over and QI. With Naylor, he has written and presented nine series of Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections for BBC Radio 2. He has also presented The PMQ Show on BBC Radio 5 Live and was a regular during the 2010 World Cup on the BBC Radio 2 show Never Write Off The Germans.