Andy Parsons

Andrew John Parsons (born 30 November 1966) is a comedian and writer. He regularly appeared on Mock the Week from Series 3 to Series 14. With comedy partner Henry Naylor, he has written and presented nine series of Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections for BBC Radio 2.

Parsons was born in Poole, Dorset. He attended Parc Eglos Primary School, Helston Comprehensive School in Cornwall and Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Torbay (Devon) before going to Christ’s College, Cambridge to study Law, where he met and formed a double act with Henry Naylor which twice toured with the National Student Theatre Company and once with the Footlights. After completing his studies, Parsons got a job working as a legal clerk on a case at the Greenock shipyards, which he describes as “the most tedious thing I’d ever done.” ] With Naylor he established TBA, London’s first sketch comedy club.