Who is Andrew Lawrence?
Andrew Lawrence is an English comedian known for his work in stand-up comedy, radio, and television. Born in Kingston upon Thames, Andrew Lawrence attended Tiffin School and the University of St Andrews, where he began his stand-up career at a regular comedy night. In 2015 his first book, Reasons to Kill Yourself, was published.
Comedian Andrew Lawrence Racist Tweets
Comedian Andrew Lawrence has been dropped by his agent and lost a number of gigs after making racist comments on Twitter following the Euro 2020 final.
Lawrence wrote online: “All I’m saying is, the white guys scored.”
He later added: “Equality, diversity, s*** penalties.”
Doubling down on his comments, he then wrote: “I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I’m sorry that black guys are bad at penalties.”
His Twitter account no longer exists, but it is not clear whether Lawrence deleted it, or if the platform took action.
Lawrence’s comments appear to be aimed at England stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who were all unlucky from the spot during Sunday’s penalty shootout against Italy.
The players became targets for racists in the hours after the final, leading to widespread condemnation from their teammates, manager Gareth Southgate, politicians, the media and the public.
After fellow comedians and members of the public spoke out, Richard Bucknall Management announced on Twitter on Monday that the comedian had been dropped from its books.
As well as losing representation, Lawrence has reportedly seen all his upcoming gigs cancelled, including at sites in Worcester, Gloucester and Cumbria.
Chesham Comedy Club in Buckinghamshire announced its intention to cancel his show, writing on Twitter: “I know you won’t particularly care, but we at Chesham Comedy club will not tolerate racism in any form so please consider your booking with us cancelled.”
Andrew Lawrence Stage Career
Lawrence’s university debut led to appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe; he was runner up in the 2003 So You Think You’re Funny competition. Later, he won the Amused Moose Starsearch, York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition and the BBC’s New Act of the Year Competition in 2004.
He presented his first hour-long comedy show at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled How to Butcher your Loved Ones. It was nominated for the if.comeddie award (as it was known for that year only) for Best Newcomer. His 2007 Fringe show, Social Leprosy For Beginners & Improvers, was nominated for the main if.comedy award. He has returned to the Fringe every year up to 2015.
As well as touring shows in the UK, Lawrence has performed abroad at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival Showcase and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Andrew Lawrence TV and Radio Career
Andrew Lawrence has featured in numerous radio and TV shows, mostly as a stand-up performer. He has also appeared on television as a comic actor, playing the builder Marco in the BBC TV sitcom Ideal. He has written and performed four series for BBC Radio 4, most recently the 2015 sitcom There Is No Escape.
On 25 October 2014, Lawrence wrote a lengthy post on his official Facebook page drawing attention to a perceived rise in “‘political’ comedians cracking cheap and easy gags about UKIP, to the extent that it’s got hack, boring and lazy very quickly” and described such comedians as being “out of touch, smug, superannuated, overpaid TV comics with their cosy lives in their west-London ivory towers taking a supercilious, moralising tone, pandering to the ever-creeping militant political correctness of the BBC”.
Although having previously appeared on several comedy programmes on the channel, he went on to describe “liberal back-slapping panel shows like Mock the Week” as consisting of “aging, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians, sit congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are about the fact that UKIP are ridiculous and pathetic”.
The post, and subsequent Twitter disputes with fellow comedians such as Dara Ó Briain and Frankie Boyle, were covered by the UK press. On 3 October 2015, he qualified his political beliefs in a post on his website, stating that “I’ve noticed a number of journalists in comedy have taken to labelling me a ‘right-wing comedian’… I don’t subscribe to any political ideology and I am not in any way affiliated with any political organisation.” However, he also acknowledged that he has “certainly been very critical of the resurgent hard-left wing in British politics” and “critical of left-wing hysteria on the internet, and the left-wing establishment in comedy”.
2021 racism controversy
In July 2021, following the defeat of the England national football team in the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 competition, Lawrence tweeted that “All I’m saying is the white guys scored🤷♂️”, in reference to the skin colour of the players who had scored in the penalty shootout. After a backlash, he quote tweeted his original tweet, stating that “I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I’m sorry that black guys are bad at penalties. 🙏”. Following the incident, Lawrence deleted his Twitter account, and multiple venues cancelled his upcoming shows and publicly denounced his comments as racist. As a result of this incident, he was dropped by his agent.
Andrew Lawrence Height and Weight
Andrew stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Andrew Lawrence Wife
Andrew likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is under research. It is not known whether he is married, dating, or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Andrew Lawrence Net Worth
Andrew has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry. Through proceeds from his work as a comedian, he has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. Andrew is estimated to have a net worth of about $1 million-$5 million.
Andrew Lawrence Social Media Contacts
Andrew Lawrence Awards
|2003||So You Think You’re Funny?||Runner-up|
|2004||York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year||Winner|
|2004||Amused Moose Starsearch 2004||Winner|
|2004||BBC New Act of the Year||Winner|
|2006||if.comedy award (Best Newcomer)||Nominated|
|2006||Sony Radio Awards||Nominated|
|2007||if.comedy award (Best Act)||Nominated|
|2010||Chortle Award – Best UK Headline Act||Nominated|
|2011||Chortle Award – Best UK Headline Act||Nominated|
Andrew Lawrence TV and radio credits
|2010||Michael MacIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow|
|2010||Dave’s One Night Stand|
|2011||Live at the Apollo|
|2012||Stand Up for the Week|
|2013||John Bishop’s Only Joking|
|2016||The Outcast Comic|
|2010||What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else (Series 1)|
|2011||What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else (Series 2)|
|2012||How Did We End Up Like This?|
|2015||There Is No Escape|
Andrew Lawrence FAQ’s
Who is Andrew Lawrence Comedian?
Andrew Lawrence is an English comedian known for his work in stand-up comedy, radio, and television.
Who is Comedian Andrew Lawrence’s Wife?
Andrew Lawrence likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is under research. It is not known whether he is married, dating, or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
What is Comedian Andrew Lawrence Net worth?
Andrew Lawrence is estimated to have a net worth of about $1 million $5 million.