Andy Hamilton is probably best known as the creator, co-writer and producer of the critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning show OUTNUMBERED. Going into production for its fourth series next spring, OUTNUMBERED has already won a number of prestigious awards including the RTS award for Best Scripted Comedy, the TRIC award for Best Comedy Entertainment and Broadcast award for Best Entertainment Programme.
Andy is also the creator, co-writer and producer of DROP THE DEAD DONKEY, which won 2 International Emmys, the BAFTA for Best Comedy, 2 Writers’ Guild awards, British Press Guild, Radio Times awards, 3 Indy awards, TRIC for Best Sitcom and 4 British Comedy awards. He is one of Britain's most prolific and successful comedy writers and performers, known to millions for his appearances on TV shows such as HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU and QI and for co-hosting IT'S ONLY A THEORY with Reginald D Hunter. Andy is also a familiar voice to thousands of listeners appearing on radio programmes including THE NEWS QUIZ.
His first television work was as one of the original writers of NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS, and he was also a writer and co-producer of Channel 4’s first successful comedy series WHO DARES WINS. He wrote regularly for SHELLEY for Thames TV and was the creator and writer of two series of THE KIT CURRAN RADIO SHOW, also for Thames. He wrote two single dramas for Regent Productions’ series of satirical comedies for Channel 4, collectively entitled TICKETS FOR TITANIC.
Andy’s more recent drama work includes UNDERWORLD, a four-part comedy thriller which he wrote and produced and which won a British Comedy award. He wrote and directed ELEVEN MEN AGAINST ELEVEN, which won the RTS award for Best Single Drama and was also nominated for an International Emmy. He also wrote three series of BEDTIME for Hat Trick and BBC ONE.
Andy was co-author with Alistair Beaton of the books THE THATCHER PAPERS and DROP THE DEAD DONKEY.
His radio work is very extensive, originating as a writer with WEEKENDING and extending to writing and performing in THE MILLION POUND RADIO SHOW (winner of Radio Times and British Press Guild awards), OLD HARRY’S GAME, which won a Sony award and a British Comedy award and REVOLTING PEOPLE. He also, sporadically, performs a one-man stage show called HAT OF DOOM.
In 1993. Andy and Guy won the RTS award for Lifetime Achievement in Television.