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An Interview with Recovery Comic Andy Huggins
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We recently had the pleasure of interviewing well known and well liked Recovery Comedian, Andy Huggins.  Andy is a graduate of both The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Houston's legendary Comedy Workshop.  He is a thirty-year veteran of both clubs and concerts and has opened for acts ranging from Ray Charles to Billy Gardell. In addition, Andy has written for Bill Hicks, Jay Leno, and Billy Crystal on The Academy Awards.

Recovery Comedy: How long have you been performing stand up comedy?

Andy Huggins: Thirty Years

Recovery Comedy: What made you decide to become a stand up comedian?

Andy Huggins:  At the risk of sounding too romantic, I don't believe I had any choice.
Recovery Comedy: You performed and were friends with Bill Hicks, was he a factor in your recovery process? If so how?

Andy Huggins:  Bill got sober two months before me and went to meetings together in downtown Houston (1988), It was always a crucial element of our friendship.

Recovery Comedy: How has your comedy changed since you got into recovery?
Andy Huggins:  With sobriety came humility and a different perspective which I think is reflected in the material.

Recovery Comedy:  Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it?

Andy Huggins:  I don't a specific message that I'm aware of.

Recovery Comedy:  Who are your comedy idols and why?

Andy Huggins:  Woody Allen is my stand-up idol.
Recovery Comedy:  What is the difference between a recovery show and a normie show?

Andy Huggins:  Recovery audiences, are without exception, a joy. 

Recovery Comedy:  Where does your inspiration for material come from?

Andy Huggins:  I'm inspired by what it takes just to get through life every day.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your joke writing process?


Andy Huggins:  I do my best writing when I am walking. I try to write (and walk) every day.

Recovery Comedy:  Is comedy part of your healing process?

Andy Huggins:  Writing more than performing heals my wounds. it may be the entire process.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your worst experience performing comedy?


Andy Huggins:  I was fired once(I forget where) for being drunk on stage.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your best experience performing comedy?


Andy Huggins:  1986-Charlie Goodnight's with Bill and Jimmy Pineapple. The shows were epic and we laughed so much off-stage. We were all still drinking but it was about deep friendship which in turn was crucial in our respective recoveries.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your comedy dream

Andy Huggins:  Steady work is the dream, my man. Steady work.

Recovery Comedy: 
Thanks so much for your time Andy!


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