Ask Andy


It's Andy's birthday today, and you all know what this means. It means he has to post on our bloggity blog. He will be here for a Q&A with all of you from 4-4:30PM EST. Post your questions below and Andy will post his original, sincere responses to them. No fabrications here!

I will be on the phone with Andy as tech support, gauging his will to live as we go. If his responses are slow, please don't get impatient. Also, don't forget to wish Andy a happy birthday and thank him for doing this.

32 comments:

jwgh said...

Hi, Andy (and happy birthday). I've been listening to your CDs nad have been enjoying them quite a bit. Have you continued to play guitar since you stopped performing professionally, and if so, have you written any new songs since then?

Thanks,
Jake

listener zero said...

Hi Andy,

I've always wondered why you dropped the 7SD benediction. Just forgot about it after your hiatus in 2001? I'd like to see it make a comeback. The same goes for the rating system (four stars).

Also, happy birthday to you. Thanks for making me laugh many times in the last years and here's hoping that you will continute doing the show for some years to come.

-zero

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Andy! And thanks for the secret santa gift- we loved the bow lingual.
Since you're so successful and wealthy from your comedy writing/ show running, why do you continue to host a talk show for a small radio station that pays you nothing?

jwgh said...

Thanks again for taking the time to do this.

What's the best idea for a Seven Second Delay show that you've had that Ken wouldn't let you do?

Anonymous said...

Jake
Thanks for writing. Im not being sarcastic.
I stopped writing somngs when people began paying me to write comedy.
In fact, i no longer have callouses.
The last song I wrote was a gift for my wife, when i wqas courting her, about three years ago. She pretended to like it.
Thanks for listening.
Andy

Grant said...

Hey Andy-

Happy Birthday! May you live long and never lose the will to live on days other than Wednesday.

I'm an aspiring Comedy Song Writer (You commissioned me to write the Cheer Up Beth Song years ago). What advice do you have for someone who aspires to be you?

Grant in Burbank

P.S. Monk made it to www.PurseyWhipped.com !

listener zero said...

Oh, another question: Does the fact that there haven't been any "4 minute leftover" shows in the last years mean that you've actually run out of good ideas and are now using the bad ideas Ken usually would reject?

Anonymous said...

zero
Thanks for writing.
Wasn't Jakes question annoying? What was his problem? I guess he just needs attention. Sad, really.
YOUR question, however, is fabulous.
You're right. We should revive the benediction. And I'll talk to Andrea about revivi9ng the rating system.
Thanks for listening
Andy

Raj said...

Hey, man. It's raj. Happy Birthday and thanks for doing this?

Really don't have a question.

Alright, which era did you like working SNL better? during Ebersol's reign or Lorne's second?


Forgive me. Be well.

r

Kevin said...

Who makes you laugh?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous
Thanks for writing
Your question is so much more insightful than that idiot Zero.
Im glad you liked your gift.
It's true- I dont have to do the show to pay my rent- but over the years Ive come to love doing it- it's sort of like therapy for me- scream therapy.
Thanks for listening
ANdy

Anonymous said...

Dear Jwgh
Thanks for writing. Can you believe how dumb Anonymous's last question was?
But YOUR question has made my day!
Ive always wanted to solve a Rubics Cube on the air, by describing where all the colored dots are.. but so far, Ken had nixed it. That is why my new goal in life is to outlive him.
Thanks
Andy

Anonymous said...

Dear Grant
Thanks for writing. Its such a relief to receive a smart, insightful question after the crap that listeners like JWGH have been posting.
Beth is right here. She says she loved her song. Thanks again for that.
My advice for young songwriters: follow your heart.
It's my advice for anyone, about anything.. because it's so easy to say and doesnt mean anything.
I love you.
Andy

listener zero said...

A third question: How did you ever get hooked up with WFMU? Did you just happen to use their bathroom and then were offered a show because you washed your hands?

Anonymous said...

Dear Zero Again
First off, sorry about the comment I made about you earlier. I was drunk. FOrgive me. I love all your questions. They're so thoughtful, especially compared to the drivel I get from the likes of Grant.
We have tons of leftover ideas- so I think you'll be getting another 4 mninute show soon. Brace yourself.
Love and kisses
Andy

Austin said...

I started listening to your show because I realized you treat people the same way I do. Mostly as props for zingers that only amuse me (since I do not have a radio show). Why do family , friends, and old ladies still love us?

Anonymous said...

Raj-
Great question! You clearly have put a lot more thought into your post than that last guy. He was awful, wasn't he?
Ebersol was my first boss at SNL. He put tons of my stuff on- often two sketches a show- so I can't complain about his reign.
Lorne was more fun to work for, but it was more competetive.
I'm glad I experienced both.
Enjoy what's left of your life,
Andy

Kevin said...

Since Beth is right there, can she tell us what it's like to be married to andy?

Anonymous said...

Hello Andy, Happy Birtday, thanks for doing this, long time listener, first time caller, love the show. When I first heard of Psych, it sounded eerily familier to a Monk episode, I was kind of surprised I didnt see your name in the credits?

Duncan said...

Hi Andy,

Ken likes to tease you about making the old lady cry and kicking the kid out of the band, so what's the most embarrassing thing Ken ever did on the air?

Thanks.

Dr. Grant said...

Dear Andy-

Can you write one line for a script for my podcast? Just any line, as long as it's family friendly.

A line a scientist would say.

I'll give you full writing credit and then you could pad your resume. We get like 50,000 downloads a month and Jeffrey Tambor and Don Novello and others have done voices for us.

I still love you even though you hurt me.

Grant

P.S. Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Do you have any movies in the works?

listener zero said...

A last one, I forgot about it, since this all so exciting: What is your favorite comic book or comic book series?

Anonymous said...

Dear Kevin,
I'll tell you who DOESNT make me laugh- that last poster, Raj! He was sad, really.
A lot of people make me laugh. I laugh all day at work. I'm surrounded by five great comedy writers, including Tom Scharpling. Great job. I'm a fortunate man.
Hugs and kisses
Andy

Anonymous said...

Hey Austin
Thanks for listening. You obviously "get me"- which is more than I can say for that last poster, Kevin. What a waste of skin.
I know how satisfying it is to use people as props. I don't know what our problem is. Is it narcassism? Or is short attention span? I don't care. All I know is: it gets me through the day.
Love always Andy

Raj said...

Oh, I have another question, man...

Is anyone, Beth maybe, helping you type the correct letters and numbers in the security code to post these responses?

Said with love.

r

Anonymous said...

Dear Kevin, This is Beth, Andy's wife. Being married to Andy is like being married to Amelia Bedelia (the kids book)... he gets a lot wrong, but then he says something very funny and then all is forgiven. Pretty sweet guy.

Andrea said...

Andy has left the building! Sorry folks!

Raj said...

Thanks, Andrea.

jwgh said...

It was fun! Thanks for organizing it, Andrea. I guess the rest of the questions will have to wait until next year.

listener zero said...

Well, I guess I know exactly what I will ask him next year then.

Thanks to Andy, Andrea and anybody else making this 30 minutes a success!

-zero

PS: Rooting for 1 full hour next year!

Austin said...

Great job, Andrea (Happy 22). Great questions, guys. Remember next year: if you time your question just right, you can escape unscathed by Andy's subsequent answer.