• Hi. I'm Andrea

    Gravy loving, pale faced, heavily medicated slice of magnificence.

    Hello, I'm Andrea Hubert

     

    I am a comedian, writer and amateur taxidermist. I have only ever stuffed one mouse (Alan) but I'm thinking of moving straight on to squirrel. Mostly because there is already a dead one in my garden.

     

    Since late 2010 I have performed stand up comedy all over the UK. I'm currently working on my first solo show 'Week' which I'm going to be performing at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Counting House, 3.45pm)

     

    I also do film writing for The Guardian Guide, and comedy for TV. I contributed sketches for BBC's Walk on the Wildside, and wrote sketches for E4's Mad on Chelsea. (I also write corporate tweets for money, which makes me feel a bit like the middle of a human centipede, emotionally).

     

    In 2013, my writing partner Ryan Cull and I won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Writing Forum. We sold our first sitcom to the BBC, and are currently working on two for Objective Productions. Writing a sitcom is a slow process (at least, it is the way we do it), but they did give us a whiteboard, which bloody helps.

     

    Also, I performed my debut Edinburgh show 'Week' at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016, and it went pretty well. I got some lovely reviews, and despite crippling sauna-like conditions in my venue, nobody fainted like a Southern Belle. Which was nice! I'll be creating a "Press" area on this website at some point to show all the nice reviews (while pretending the not-nice ones don't exist even though the internet has pretty much ruined the ability to edit your past, hasn't it?) but I can't do that now because I need a lie down.

  • Word on the street

    And by street, I mean internet and what my mum tells people.

    I have won (and nearly won):

    Winner: This is London "Best Debut Edinburgh Show" 2016 for 'Week'

     

    Winner: Bafta Rocliffe New Writing Award 2013

     

    Shortlisted: Bafta Rocliffe New Writing Award 2012


    Winner - Boom-Tish New Act 2011


    Runner up - Laughing Horse New Act 2010


    Runner up - Bath Comedy Festival New Act 2011


    Runner Up - Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act 2011


    Finalist - Leicester Square New Comedian 2011


    Semi-finalist - So You Think You're Funny 2010

    Things people have said:

    “A gifted storyteller…Hubert was the highlight of the show.”

    Big Value Lunchtime Club, Edinburgh 2012 – Fringe Guru

    “Andrea Hubert’s eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics"
    Brighton Komedia 2012 – Broadway Baby

    “A keen writing skill.…an archly cynical attitude….her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags all hung around an intriguing personality" - 2011, Chortle

    “A thoroughly engaging presence, too, with a quirkily descriptive approach to her observations… you are drawn instinctively into her world” - Brixton Dogstar 2010, Chortle

    "Smart, engaging and charismatic, Hubert is a hit" - 2011, London Is Funny

  • Want to come to a show?

    Fine. But I'm wildly inconsistent so I'll thank you to manage your expectations.

    Here is a list of my gigs. Some are new material, and some are proper paid gigs. You are welcome to come, but don't get angry with me if you pick a bad one. This isn't about you. I will, at some point, upload a video, but for now - this is it.

    NOVEMBER 2016

     

    Wednesday 16th - Stand up and Slam, Brighton Komedia

    Thursday 17th - Stand up and Slam, Camden Comedy Club

    Saturday 19th - Madness Weekender, Minehead Butlins

    Friday 25th - I'm going to be watching the Gilmore Girls revival. And so should you be.

    Monday 28th - Top Secret Comedy Club, London

     

    DECEMBER 2016

     

    Monday 5th - Couple of Pricks, Camden Comedy Club

    Wednesday 7th - Top Secret Comedy Club, London

    Sunday 10th - Fundraiser for something (I generally just say yes)

    Tuesday 13th - Comedy Grotto, Kings Cross

     

  • Life is a one act play

    I eavesdrop and make up the endings. I'll do one for you if you like. 

    Happy Halloween

    A one act play about appropriate costumes

    Read more at http://oneactplay.tumblr.com

    I'll care in my own time

    A one act play about office friends

    Read more at http://oneactplay.tumblr.com

    Office banter

    A one act play about terrible people

    Read more at http://oneactplay.tumblr.com

    Coffee? Maybe next week

    A one act play about ex friends

    Read more at http://oneactplay.tumblr.com

  • Ladies love a Crafternoon

    Nobody touch my glue gun

    This is a cake I made for Julia's birthday. It looks just like her.

    I make cakes sometimes. I find baking soothing. It's sort of like getting a hug from a mythical creature, for example, a sphinx, or someone you love who loves you back.

    I did this for Bec Hill. I'm not sure she appreciated it.

    This is part of a series of puns that I drew while I was meant to be doing my day job. I assume my employers will consider it money well spent.

    This is a hat that I made

    I made this hat using a few plastic tigers that I found on the street, and some LED lights that I found on Ebay. It's the thing I am most proud of in my life.

    This is a falafel hat

    I wish I could take credit for this one, but actually I just had the idea, and then my friend Alice created the hat. Also, I like how thin my shoulders look.

    Alan and the Crue

    This is Alan, the first mouse I ever stuffed. He's a little wonky on the outside but very even tempered and emotionally well balanced. 

    Her legs are made of wood

    This is Heidi, a child-doll I made from wood and polystyrene. I accidentally wrote something terrible on her face in glitter pen which is why she isn't allowed to turn around. Also, she's shy.

    He's thinking disgusting thoughts behind those eye holes

    I made this with glow in the dark nail polish on a pre-cut mexican death mask. Sadly I never go anywhere that has UV lighting so I don't know if it really does glow. I hope so. 

    I did these at work about my colleagues and then I stuck them on doors. I also made some pretty sweet toilet signs, but they had to be taken down because of complaints.

  • You can find me

    But please be nice. I went to an all girls school - I've been through enough.

    You can follow this if you like. But we're not friends. We're interested strangers.

     

    I don't tweet loads. I find it restrictive. But needs must, eh?

    I think LinkedIn is just perverts trying to have sex with me.

    You can get in touch with my agent Lisa here. She's really nice. She puts up with a lot. 

  • Something on your mind?

    I will answer any question within what I consider reason.

  • Stuff that I like

    It's mostly just places you can buy cowboy boots and find pictures of toddlerpedes

    If you like me, then you might like my friends:

     

    Ryan Cull - he's my co-writer and the wind beneath my wings.

     

    John Hastings - he's my Canadian flatmate and has a gigantic head and sort of looks like he should be in the Nazi Youth Party but he's still a great comedian

     

    Bec Hill - If sexy-child was a genre of attractiveness, that's how I'd describe her. Pigtails and cocktails? Come on. Oh, and insanely inventive and adorable and funny.

     

    Abandoman - This is Irish Comedy Rap at its finest. 

     

    Molotov Jukebox - not strictly comedy, but my friend Nat is the singer and she cracks me up when she's between songs. One of the songs is called Sex Foot and there are actions. ACTIONS!

     

    Harper Lake - this is an amazing UK vocalist who has great hair that makes her look like a really cool teenage boy. She gets a LOT of love from the ladies.

     

    John Beinart - I would be terrified to meet John because his art is grotesque and beautiful and that never comes from a place of calm. BUT CHECK OUT HIS TODDLERPEDES!