Andrew Hansen

Comedian, Musician, MC and The Chaser star

Andrew Hansen is a comedian, pianist, guitarist, composer and vocalist as well as a writer and performer who is best known as a member of the Australian satirical team on ABC TV’s The Chaser.

Andrew also co-wrote, produced and starred in Australian Epic (ABC TV, 2023), a comedy series that retells true Australian stories as musicals.

Andrew is very versatile on the corporate stage too. He can MC an event, give a custom-written comedy presentation or even compose and perform a song if inspired to do so.

Andrew’s radio work includes shows on Triple M as well as composing and starring in the musical comedy series and ARIA Award winning album The Blow Parade (triple j, 2010).

The Chaser’s TV shows include Media Circus (2014-15), The Hamster Wheel (2011-2013), Yes We Canberra! (2010), The Chaser’s War On Everything (2006-9), The Chaser Decides (2004, 2007) and CNNNN (2002-3). On the Seven network, Andrew produced The Unbelievable Truth (2012). He has also appeared as a guest on most Australian TV shows that have guests.

In print he wrote for the humorous fortnightly newspaper The Chaser (1999-2005), eleven Chaser Annuals (Text Publishing, 2000-10), and for the recently launched Chaser Quarterly (2015).

On stage Andrew composed and starred in the musical Dead Caesar (Sydney Theatre Company), did two national tours with The Chaser, two live collaborations with Chris Taylor (One Man Show, 2014 and In Conversation with Lionel Corn, 2015), and three solo national tours. His 2023 tour, Andrew Hansen is Cheap, won an Adelaide Fringe Award.

Andrew composed all The Chaser’s songs as well as the theme music for Media Circus and The Chaser’s War On Everything. His War theme won the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award for Best Television Theme.

In the corporate world, Andrew has been an MC and guest speaker at events for dozens of companies and organisations. They include Microsoft, Canon, Commonwealth Bank, Visa, the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (4 times), the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards (4 times), the APRA Music Awards, the Food Magazine Awards, the Lawyers Weekly Awards, the Commercial Radio Australia Siren Awards, the Travel Awards, the pharmaceutical industry’s PRIME Awards, Property Council of Victoria, the B&T Awards, News Media Awards, Choices Flooring, and Brokenwood Winery.

With Andrew Hansen involved in your event, you can guarantee that there will be many laughs, lots of wit, a great deal of professionalism and perhaps even a few songs.

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