Andrew Searles is one of the fastest rising stars on the Montreal comedy scene and has no plans of slowing down. A favorite at the Colleges & Universities in Montreal, but also takes the stage at the comedy clubs from Montreal to Vancouver and back, amazing audiences along the way while discussing topics from his childhood to life in school, to romance, to his ethnic background of growing up in Canada. Andrew will having you laughing from the time he opens his mouth, to the time he walks off stage, and beyond.
Andrew has been named in the “Top 10 Best Stand-up Comedians in Montreal” four years straight by the Montreal Mirror, heard on XM Satellite Radio’s “Laugh Attack”, was a finalist comedians in the Russell Peters XM Satellite comedy contest, hosted the Montreal show “U Got Jokes” featuring comedians from BET, briefly seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, a role in the Kidnapper Films short production “SharkBoy” which debuted at the 2004 Just for Laughs Comedia Festival, and had his own comedy special debut in 2013 on National television for the new Canadian stand-up comedy show “No Kidding”. He also made his first career appearance in a festival, performing at the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival.
Also serving as producer, Andrew has co-produced and co-headlined 2 different Black Canadian shows; “Black in a Minute” with Kwasi Thomas which debuted in Montreal 2008 & Vancouver 2010. A regular stand-up comedy while debunking African-American stereotypes, and “The Underground Comedy Railroad” tour with co-producer/performer Rodney Ramsey, which showcased Canada’s top Black comedians.
After years of performing across Canada, Andrew felt his time to headline his hometown of Montreal was due. After being told he “wasn’t ready” by various club owners, Andrew (solely on his own) put on his own headlining comedy show called “C’est Moi! C’est Chocolat!” in March of 2013. After being featured on CTV, CBC, Montreal Gazette and various media outlets for promoting his show, it resulted in selling over 400 tickets and selling out 4 out of 5 of his headlining shows, a goal that surpassed not only his own expectation but was the highest grossing weekend ever at Theatre Sainte Catherine.
Andrew Searles has worked with the likes of Greg Morton, Steve Patterson, Richard Saunders, Russell Peters, Joey Elias, Jocko Alston, Sugar Sammy, The Doo-Wops, Al Lubel, Kenny Robinson, and many more.
So what inspires Andrew to continue his comedy success?
“The Gift of Laughter, is a Gift to the Giver” – Larry Day Sr.