Andi Osho is not someone who can be fooled easily, so don't try it. She will recognise someone trying to humour her and she won't like it, so leave the humour to her as she's a lot better at it than you. ...
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March 6, 2011
January 24, 2011
Andi Osho is not someone who can be fooled easily, so don't try it. She will recognise someone trying to humour her and she won't like it, so leave the humour to her as she's a lot better at it than you.
Andi was born in Plaistow and spent a number of years working in television production. In 2003, at the age of 30, she decided to make a break for it in acting and then three years later turned her hand to stand up comedy.
In her first year, she reached the final of no less than five major new talent competitions including the Laughing Horse competition and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and was runner up in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
Her hard work was rewarded in 2007 when she won the Nivea Funny Women award.
Andi Osho is fiercely Nigerian, but that certainly doesn't stop her from lampooning the country she is so proud of.
Whether it be mothers threatening their daughters or the conversations of gay men, there is no Nigerian characteristic that Andi doesn't know about. And it doesn't stop there; she knows the difference between MCing and simply talking fast and is happy that Ikea instructions only show men doing the assembly.
Despite only performing stand up for a relatively short time, Andi has appeared on numerous comedy television shows including Stand Up For The Week, Mock The Week and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
She was also given the accolade of her own TV pilot on E4 called The Andi O Show (clever) and has written the spoof CSI: Nigeria for BBC3.
Having started her performing career in dramatics, it is no surprise that Andi has also trod the boards on numerous occasions including the title role in Medea in 2005.
Her acting does not stop in theatre and she has appeared in Eastenders, Doctors, Casualty, Waking The Dead and Footballer's Wives.
With an acting brain and a keen eye for the characters she comes across, it is no surprise that Andi's star has risen so quickly.
She has achieved so much in such a short time that it is amazing to think how much she can achieve in the next few years. Andi is destined to raise the profile for black women comics everywhere.
Did You Know?:
Andi Osho spent many years being a receptionist by day and a stand up by night. It's hardly Batman but it's a start.