Andy Jones (comedian)

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Andy Jones
Born Andrew Jordan Jones
(1948-01-15) January 15, 1948 (age 69)
St. John's, Newfoundland
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1974–present

Andrew Jordan "Andy" Jones (born January 15, 1948) is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, and a former member of CODCO.[1]

Andy Jones was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the brother of comedian Cathy Jones and filmmaker Michael Jones.

Jones wrote for and performed in four seasons of the CODCO comedy television series and one season of The Kids in the Hall, and played a small role in their feature film Brain Candy.

Jones also starred in, co-wrote, and co-directed the 1986 feature film The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood.

Jones played "Phonse" and starred with William Hurt in the 2001 film Rare Birds.

Since 1983 he has written, starred in and toured 5 one-man comedy shows.

In July 2006 he opened an exhibit at "THE ROOMS" museum in St. John's called "The Spirit in the House". A part of the "Intangible Evidence" exhibit.

Jones has written five children's books based on Newfoundland Folktales. His book Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves won the Winterset Award in March 2013,[2] and Jack, the King of Ashes was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration at the 2015 Governor General's Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newcomb, Horace (2004). Encyclopedia of television. CRC Press. pp. 545–6. ISBN 978-1-57958-411-5. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Comedian Andy Jones wins $10K Winterset Award". www.cbc.ca. CBC. March 30, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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