Andy Offutt Irwin

Andy Offutt Irwin

Area of Expertise

Storytelling
BA Sociology, Georgia College (State University)

Andy Offutt Irwin is an arts educator, theatre director, songwriter, comedian, keynote speaker, and traveling writer & storyteller. As a one-person showman, Andy has been a perennial favorite of the Teller-in-Residence Program at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and he has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival .


He is a recipient of Storytelling World Awards; Two Just Plain Folks Awards, the Oracle Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network, and a Parents’ Choice Honor for his kids’ album, “Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show!” In 2017 Andy received a Special Congressional Recognition – For outstanding and invaluable service to the community from Rep. John Lewis.


Everybody is impressed to know that from 1984 to 1989 Andy began his career selling out to a mouse at Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center where, under the auspices of SAK Theatre he performed, wrote, and directed live comedy shows. Andy proudly holds a BA in Sociology from Georgia College &/or State University. They handed it to him in 1983. Andy lives in Covington, Georgia. He thinks he is funny.

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