Andrew Santino

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Andrew Santino
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Santino in 2023
PseudonymSlugger Santino,[1] The Red Rocket, Cheeto Dust Cultivator,[2] Cheeto Santino,[3] The Last of the Great Gingers[4]
Birth nameAndrew James Santino
Born (1983-10-16) October 16, 1983 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[5]
MediumStand-up comedy, film, television, podcasting
EducationArizona State University
Years active2006–present[6]
GenresObservational comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, satire, sarcasm
Subject(s)current events, dating, gender, marriage, politics, political correctness, race relations, religion, self-deprecation, sports

Andrew James Santino (born October 16, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster known for television series and films such as Sin City Saints,[7][8] The Disaster Artist,[9] Mixology,[10] I'm Dying Up Here, Beef[11] and Dave.

Early life and education[edit]

Santino grew up in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, and is of Italian and Irish descent. Raised by a single mother, he lived in Section 8 housing. Santino graduated from Naperville North High School in 2002, and then attended Arizona State University.[12]


On I'm Dying Up Here, he played Bill Hobbs, a talented, popular comedian who sabotages himself with a bitter attitude and negative outlook on life.[13] Currently he stars in the series Dave, which tells the fictionalized story of rapper Lil Dicky. Santino portrays Dave's roommate and manager. In 2017, he released a Showtime special called "Home Field Advantage" 1.[5] He also played a recurring character in the NBC drama This Is Us, a producer of the fictional sitcom The Manny.

Santino produces and hosts a podcast, Whiskey Ginger, where he interviews friends in the entertainment industry as they reflect on their past while sipping whiskey.[14] In 2020, Santino began co-hosting the Bad Friends podcast with Bobby Lee.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Henry Poole Is Here Hospital Orderly
2010 Santa's Xmas Party Andrew Short film; also writer and executive producer
2012 Funny Girl Himself Short film
2013 Dance Crew Def Leo Pard Short film
2014 Warren Rob Brown
2016 Dean Chad
2016 SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero Himself
2017 Show Business Doctor Short film
2017 The Disaster Artist Scott Holmes / 'Mike'
2018 Little Bitches Trent
2018 Game Over, Man! Officer Hank
2020 Friendsgiving Rick
2022 Me Time Alan Geller
2023 House Party Peter

Stand-up specials[edit]

Year Title Platform
2018 Home Field Advantage Amazon Prime
2023 Cheeseburger Netflix


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Crafty Eli / Craft Service Series regular (8 episodes)
2010 Big on the Web Himself (host) Unknown episode(s)
2010 The Surf Report Himself (host) Unknown episode(s)
2012 Punk'd Field Agent Recurring role (12 episodes)
Segment producer (5 episodes)
2012 The Office Transporter of Boat belonging to Andy's father Episode: "The Boat"
2013 Arrested Development Employer Episode: "The B. Team"
2013 Family Tree Confederate Soldier Episode: "Civil War"
2013 Children's Hospital Jasper 'Pants' Episode: "Imaginary Friends"
2013 Adam Devine's House Party Himself Episode: "Ex-Girlfriend"
2013 Who Gets the Last Laugh? Field producer
Episode: "Kunal Nayyar / Bill Bellamy / Jeff Dye"
2014 Deadbeat Sports Commentator Episode: "The Hot God Contest"
2014 Mixology Bruce Series regular (13 episodes)
2014 The League Shapps Episode: "EBDBBnB"
2014 How I Met Your Dad Danny Unaired CBS/FOX pilot[16]
2014 Last Call with Carson Daly Himself (guest) Episode: "J.B. / Andrew Santino / Warm Soda"
2015 Sin City Saints Jake Tulius Series regular (8 episodes)
2015 The Sixth Lead Tow Truck Operator Episode: "Trouble at the Security Gate"
2015 Conan Himself (comic guest) Episode: "Edward Norton / Melissa Rauch / Andrew Santino"
2015 Roast of Justin Bieber Pre-Show Himself (host) TV special
2015 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Himself (guest) Episode: "The One with All the Spitting"
2015 The Half Hour Himself (comedian) Episode: "Must CC: The Half Hour"
2016 American Dad! Jaramillo Henchman (voice role) Episode: "Fight and Flight"
2016–17 Here's the Rub Nikola Popov Series regular, executive producer (12 episodes)
2016–17 This Is Us Casey 2 episodes
2017 The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself (guest) Episode: "Jim Carrey / Al Madrigal / Andrew Santino / Erik Griffin"
2017 Andrew Santino: Home Field Advantage Himself TV special; also writer and executive producer
2017–18 I'm Dying Up Here Billy Hobbs Series regular (20 episodes)
2018 Alone Together Kyle Episode: "Nurse Esther"
2019 Fam Spence Episode: "Party Girl"
2019–20 Lights Out with David Spade Himself (panelist) 3 episodes
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Plumber Episode: "Insufficient Praise"
2020–21 Dave Mike Series regular (20 episodes)
2020 Inside of You with Michael Rossenbaum Himself Episode: "Andrew Santino"
2023 Royal Crackers Theodore "Theo" Hornsby Jr. (voice) Main role
2023 Beef Michael Recurring role
2023 Cheeseburger Himself Recurring role


  1. ^ "Slugger Santino Tee". Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The Fighter and The Kid - Episode 450: Andrew Santino and Call Her Daddy". YouTube. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Cheeto Santino". Instagram. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Joe Rogan Experience #1293 - Andrew Santino". YouTube. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kozell, Isaac (2 June 2017). "Andrew Santino Has the 'Home Field Advantage'". Vulture. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ Rick, Pat (December 6, 2016). "Exclusive Interview with Andrew Santino About Interviewing Skylar Diggins". SB Nation. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Hale, Mike (March 22, 2015). "Review: 'Sin City Saints,' a Yahoo Basketball Comedy". The New York Times. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Uhlich, Keith (March 23, 2015). "'Sin City Saints': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  9. ^ Ford, Rebecca; Kit, Borys (December 7, 2015). "Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress and Andrew Santino are ready to enter The Room". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Lowry, Brian (February 25, 2014). "TV Review: Mixology - 'The Hangover' writers serve up a tasty comedy cocktail". Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 24, 2015). "'Workaholics' Star Erik Griffin, Andrew Santino Join Showtime's 'I'm Dying Up Here', beef". TheWrap. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "7 Questions with Andrew Santino |".
  13. ^ "Bill Hobbs played by Andrew Santino". Showtime. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Whiskey Ginger w/ Andrew Santino". Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Laddin, Stephen (March 3, 2020). "Andrew Santino Is A People Person". High Times.
  16. ^ Gillman, John (July 13, 2021). "How I Met Your Dad (2014 FOX Pilot)". Vimeo. Retrieved July 13, 2021.

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