Art of the Future

The Edinburgh Fringe is dead for another year. I haven’t gone anywhere near it this year. I have enjoyed/detested reading reviews with a heady combination of jealousy and relief as friends are judged, dismissed and lauded. There will be epic Facebook post-mortems and some hand-wringing about the direction of the festival and its long-term viability,Continue reading “Art of the Future”

It’s been a while

Hello friends, at the time of writing it is 23rd August 2022. I started my website in February 2020 and then some stuff happened. However, I have continued to pay for hosting and so it rises once more like a blackbird from some ashes that it had been hiding in, stretching its wings and shakingContinue reading “It’s been a while”


Hello friends, it’s day three of isolation for me and I’m back on my goddamn website with another update to the gigs list. The big news is that Prague Fringe – the festival for which I’d been preparing my new show (Collected Jokes, Poems and Thoughts 2010-2020) has been POSTPONED until ‘Autumn’. This is aContinue reading “Isolation/Cancellation/Postponement”


For years I have eschewed any real attempts at marketing myself, figuring that apathy and ironic distance would be truer to my brand and that opportunities would come knocking regardless. BUT NO LONGER! It’s 2020, Coronavirus COVID-19 is bashing down the door and we fear death. Time to ramp up promotional efforts and step intoContinue reading “ANDYBARRCOMEDY.COM IS LIVE”