Andrew Searles is one of Canada’s youngest headliners, performing coast to coast with no plans of slowing down.
His comedic approach about his ethnic upbringing, life and dating experiences, to his observations on topical issues will leave audiences roaring with laughter from the time he walks on stage until the time he leaves.
Born and raised in Montreal, 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 one of the top 10 finalists 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 festival appearance at the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival, the 2015 summer edition of Ottawa’s “Cracking up the Capital”, and the 2016 Natal Day Comedy Gala in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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 stand-up comedy show 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 debuted his headlining show, “C’est Moi! C’est Chocolat!” in March of 2013 at Theatre Sainte-Catherine to a record selling 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 once again headlined Montreal in September 2015 with “C’est Moi! C’est Papa Chocolat!” to once again sold out audiences at the ComedyWorks.
So what inspires Andrew to continue his comedy success?
“The Gift of Laughter, is a Gift to the Giver” – Larry Day Sr.