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Andrew Orvedahl

January 16, 2013

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Andrew Orvedahl is a comedian originally from Denver, Colorado. He has toured coast to coast opening for some of the biggest names in comedy at clubs, theaters, and colleges. He is a regular at his home club, the renowned Comedy Works in Denver, and has performed at the Aspen, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Bridgetown comedy festivals. Andrew has appeared on Last Comic Standing several times, on Comedy Central’s website, and on Sirius XM radio.

In 2010 Andrew created the hit storytelling show ‘The Narrators” which he also hosts monthly. Equally exciting is Andrew’s work with Ben Roy and Adam Cayton-Holland, both 12 Questions respondents, on The Grawlix. A monthly alternative comedy and sketch show, The Grawlix has grown from indie roots to an empire of hilarious comedians, videos, and exciting opportunities for all the contributing members.

When he isn’t performing comedy Andrew can be found reading comic books, writing fiction, playing video games, riding bikes or taking care of his daughter (usually not in that order).

1. What is your hometown?

Denver

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Probably Spider-Man, and not because I have any super powers.

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Sam Rockwell or Seth Green.

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

I really enjoy art by my friend Ravi Zupa.

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

I’m re-reading The Hobbit in preparation for seeing the movie. I’d recommend ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue.

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Stick to Your Guns, ‘Diamond’

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

‘Up’. Still makes me cry every time I see it.

8. Cat person or dog person?

Dog person but for some reason now I only have a cat.

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Truth, always.

10. How do you define sin?

Sin is a make-believe word to make people feel guilty (or guiltier) for disobeying rules. In a personal sense, it would be wrong action.

11. How do you define virtue?

Virtue is an action that uplifts others.

12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

It’s made of wood and says ‘He’s not down here, we burned him up and threw the ashes in the ocean.’

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

My Narrators co-host Robert Rutherford

Connections:
Andrew Orvedahl
@theorvedahl

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Paul Gomez permalink
    January 17, 2013 05:59

    oh yeah. i thought the first part of UP was really something, too. i didn’t cry, but i really felt something.

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