Writer/comedian Andy Wasif trained in the art of improvisation at the iconic schools Upright Citizens
Brigade, Acme Comedy Theatre, and Improv Olympic. He has spent what seemed a lifetime performing stand-up
at clubs and colleges throughout the country. Acting work includes both on-camera and voiceover.
His written work includes a trilogy of humor books highlighting the rivalry between Boston Red Sox fans and those of the New York Yankees, including “How to Talk to a Yankee Fan” and “Red Sox University.” The third installment (“Red Sox Fans are From Mars, Yankees Fans are From Uranus”) became a Boston Globe bestseller in 2012. These led to his page for Yahoo! Sports online magazine The PostGame (“Wasif’s World”) focused on humorous commentary and athlete feature stories. His Amazon Author’s Page also houses such books as “Hollywood Primer: Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Los Angeles”, a comically observant and honest look at what it is truly like to live in Los Angeles; two books of essays that include “Don’t Talk Sports at the Dinner Table ” and “Will Beg for Dignity;” and the humor book, “Adult Puberty: Your Wondrous Journey into the Cluster** that is Middle Age” based on his short film, “Adult Puberty,” a parody of sex education videos from the 1960s starring award-winning actor Barry Bostwick.
His screenwriting and fictional short stories have received multiple awards . He had many works published in hard copy media and popular online sites. His latest project is “A Flight of Comedy,” a solo stage show containing a selection of his short films, stand-up comedy, and sketches, that debuts this June 2023 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
I believe laughter is the best medicine to kill stress, boredom, and negativities. I have had the desire to be an artist. My passion for this career started when I was too young. I firmly believe in "Dead he is not, but departed, for the artist never dies." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. My creations are immortal & those will stay forever.
Missouri is the “Show-Me State,” though ironically, as I found out when I was there, it’s actually illegal to show them.
I went to a Jewish-Catholic wedding once. It was interesting. They offered the communion wafer with a slice of lox on it.
Family is where you go to solve your problems . . . though much of the time, they are the cause of those problems.
I dig learning trivia. On a long car trip with my two-year-old nephew, I learned that the song “It’s a Small World After All” is two hours and fourteen minutes long.
In life, there are no regrets, just lessons; lessons that highlight our regrets.
With the stock market in a state of uncertainty right now, I put all my savings into a CD instead . . . “James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre” is the one I chose.
I feel I’m getting old because my rolodex is accumulating more doctors than friends . . . plus the fact that I still have a rolodex.
I’m not saying my acting skills are bad, but the only role I won was that of Yorick, the skull, in a regional production of “Hamlet.
Andy Wasif is a humorist/stage and screenwriter/comedian splitting his time between Los Angeles and Boston.
I believe laughter is the best medicine to kill stress, boredom, and negativities.