Her humour zips from intelligent and sharp to downright silly in the blink of an eye as she delights audiences with recollections of her Nigerian background and life growing up in the East end.
In a short space of time, Andi has made a big impression on the comedy circuit, reaching the final of five major new talent competitions and winning the Nivea Funny Women Award in 2007, after only 4 months and just 40 gigs.
Since then, she has gone from strength to strength performing at top comedy venues including The Comedy Store, The Comedy Café, The Pleasance Dome, Jongleurs and The Hackney Empire and appeared on TV Comedy Shows such as Russell Brand and Friends, Comedy Lab plus her own E4 Show The Andi O Show, and co-hosting Tonightly with Jason Manford on C4 adding presenting to her talents.
“The performance is a perfect balance between restraint and confidence, as you might expect from an actress of her experience, and she’s another expert at working the room. There’s more than a touch of Gina Yashere – another comic of Nigerian descent – to her delivery, though the material is more subtle.
She won the Funny Women new act competition in 2007, and when her name was announced a the Comedy Store, the cheer that went up was deafening, proving just how much she can charm her way into the audience’s affections” CHORTLE, 2007
“… a natural talent….” RORY BREMNER, NOV 2007
“…sharp, freewheeling…” MARY FITZGERALD, THE GUARDIAN, JULY 2007
Live comedy including:
Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, The Reading Festival, The Pleasance Dome, The Chuckle Club, The Leicester Festival (Summer Sundae), The Comedy Café, The Shoreditch Comedy Festival, Comedy Café, Comedy Camp, Hackney Empire, Bonfire of the Liberties (along side Rory Bremner, Marcus Brigstoke and Nina Conti), War on Want Charity night (at Shepherds Bush Empire alongside Mark Thomson and Daniel Kitson).
2008 - The Andi O Show (E4)
2008 - Tonightly (Ch4)
2008 - Russell Brand And Friends (Ch4)
2008 - Sex and The City Preview show (Paramount Comedy)
2007 - Most Annoying People of 2007 (BBC3)
2007 - Most Annoying Couples of 2007 (BBC3)
2007 - Ain’t It Funny Being Coloured/ Comedy Lab (Ch4)
2006 - The Last Word (More4)
2005 - FAQ U/ Pilot (Ch4)
Plus appearances in Footballers Wives’, Casualty, Eastenders, Doctors, Sea of Souls, Waking the Dead, various radio plays for BBC World Service, Andi’s stage work includes Medea, Who Killed Mr Drum? And Yellowman