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.