New York improviser: Andrew Heaton

Andrew Heaton

Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, writer, and political satirist. As an observational comic he’s performed throughout the United States, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in Germany and Australia. He’s a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country. As a political comic he’s performed for numerous policy and advocacy groups, as well as in Washington DC’s Pardon the Pundit political comedy troupe. In 2011 he was the resident comedian at Edinburgh’s Saturnalia Cabaret, and was awarded NYC’s Greatest New Comedian, 2013 by the World Comedy Club.

He is the host of EconPop, a webseries that explains economics through comedy and popular culture. His political satire book, Laughter is Better than Communism, drew heavily from his time working for the United States Congress. In 2012 Prince Leonard of Hutt River appointed Heaton as his personal diplomatic representative in New York.

Heaton is originally from Oklahoma, and loves science fiction, Broadway musicals, and fine whisky.