Rural Wisconsin doesn’t offer everything for building a great comic mind, but a video rental card, weekly New Yorker cartoons, and a limerick book on the top shelf were a start. Years later, Andy Ross has hit the stand-up scene with whip smart verbal humor and rolling laughter that spreads to water coolers for days. Admired for his calm command of a room and his succinct delivery, Andy recalls the great Jack Benny or Bob Newhart. Well, not completely. Let’s not get a gigantic head about it. But, he definitely has something fun to watch.
Andy performs regularly in Chicago, where he is a founding member of Chicago Underground Comedy, a repertory of the city’s best alternative stand-ups. He also appears at the Lincoln Lodge variety show and other showcases around the city. Oh yeah, and he’s a graduate of the writing program at the renowned Second City.
Man, he’s great.