- Andy Lee (comedian)
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name = Andy Lee
birthname = Andrew Lee
birthdate = Birth date and age|1981|5|24|df=y
website = http://www.hamishandandy.com.au
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Andrew Thomas "Andy" Lee (born 24 May 1981) is an
Australian comedian. He usually works with Hamish Blakeas part of the comedy duo Hamish & Andy.
Lee attended Balwyn Primary School. Lee has a sister Alex Lee who also writes pantomimes and stars in the comedy show Porky Pies. Lee has an involvement in the youth camps called Lord Somers Camp.
Camberwell Grammar School, where he participated in scouting, hockey, and music. He then went on to study Commerce at the University of Melbourne, where he met comedic partner Blake.
Lee and Blake teamed with
Ryan Sheltonand several others to create a show called "Radio Karate" on community-access television station Channel 31. They appeared on SYN Radio and subsequently had a few spot projects on FOX FM.
Lee and Blake then hosted a comedy program on Australia's
Seven Network, "Hamish & Andy", which was shortly cancelled after bad ratings. Critics acknowledged their talent, but panned the show as poorly executed. [ [http://www.theage.com.au/news/culture/hamish-amp-andy/2007/04/02/1175366136794.html?page=4 The Age: Hamish & Andy] ] Since this show, Lee and Blake have almost always performed together. They are now consistently referred to as Hamish & Andy.
Blake & Lee host the national (
Today Network) drive-time program. The radio show is very successful, scoring top positions in the radio ratings in the crucial Sydneyand Melbournemarkets, as well as Perth. [ [http://www.austereo.com.au/docs/survey/Release8-2007.pdf Austereo: Media Release] ] Their audience share is around 20%, which is the highest ever recorded for a national FM show in Australia.
Lee is a regular on ABC music trivia program "Spicks and Specks".
He won the first series of "Joker Poker", a celebrity poker show in which contestants win money for charity. He appeared on the
Network Tenprogram "Australia's Brainiest Comedian", becoming the first person ever to not answer any questions correctly in a round.
Lee was also a founding member of
Melbourneband Zoophyte, along with his brother Cameron. He had to retire from the band due to other commitments, but occasionally appears as a guest at some gigs.
Lee released an educational times table CD in 2003, "The Sing Along Times Table CD Book". The CD was re-discovered in 2005/2006 after an "alert listener" informed Blake, and teased Lee about it on their radio show.
He is also friends with
Ed Kavalee, formerly one of the co-hosts of Triple M's " Get This" program. Because they were on rival radio networks, whenever Kavalee mentioned Lee on air he called him "Mr. X".
In 2006 Lee was named Cleo Bachelor of the year. [cite news | url = http://www.smh.com.au/news/stay-in-touch/son-you-be-a-bachelor-boy/2006/09/14/1157827088825.html | title = Son, you be a bachelor boy | author = Jacqueline Maley and Alexa Moses | work = SMH | date = 2006-09-15 | accessdate = 2007-08-04] He is currently dating supermodel
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* [http://www.zoophyteband.com Zoophyte]
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