In this episode, I talk to the great comic improviser, actor, comedian, and writer Andy Smart about his career in comedy.  Having watched him perform as a permanent member of the infamous Comedy Store Players on various dates between 1995 and 2019, Smart was incredible at creating characters and improvising scenes based on audience suggestions.  Before the Comedy Store Players, he was one half of The Vicious Boys with Angelo Abela.

I have also seen Smart perform as part of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums in 2005, and as a guest for Phill Jupitus Quartet: Made Up in 2011 both at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as The Comedy Store Players 30th Birthday shows at The Comedy Store in London in 2015.

I was extremely saddened to read in May 2023 that Smart had died suddenly and hope this interview is a fitting tribute to a wonderfully talented comedian.

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Please read Andy Smart’s blog at:


Andy Smart’s Links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/andy.smart1

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AndyCSP

Website: www.comedystoreplayers.com


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