Jailbird-Comedian ANDREW HAMILTON and his ‘JOKES ABOUT THE TIME I WENT TO PRISON’

by | Jun 25, 2024

In 2021, Andrew spent four months in two of Sydney’s maximum-security prisons for the supply of psychedelic drugs. He had a great time.

Fresh off the heels of his Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Best Newcomer (2023) nomination and sold-out shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2024) and Sydney Comedy Festival (2024); Andrew embarks on his first extended national tour with the show that launched his career.

In 2021, Andrew spent four months in two of Sydney’s maximum-security prisons for the commercial supply of psychedelic drugs. While incarcerated, Andrew began noticing the transportive power of laughter. After all, if a joke can make you forget you’re in prison, what else can it do? Upon his release, Andrew took up stand-up comedy, initially under strict bail conditions where his parents had to come with him to shows, and he had to be home in time for curfew.

He has since gone on to be nominated for MICF Best Newcomer (2023), and sell out shows at major festivals around the country with ‘Jokes About the Time…’ and his follow up hour, ‘Shit Bloke’. Since 2023, Andrew has featured as a member of the viral YouTube channel, YeahMadTV, gaining an international following.

Andrew’s autobiography ‘Profound Benefits of a Stint in Prison’ (Affirm Press, 2024) is due for release on 30th July, with copies available for purchase after each show.

August 1 – 31

BOOKNOW:alist.com.au

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