Andrew Hansen

Comedy Writer & Director

Andrew Hansen is a comedian, actor, musician and director, best known as a member of Australian comedy group The Chaser. The group's TV shows include The Chaser’s Election Desk (2016), 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) - all primetime shows on ABC. On the Seven network, Andrew produced and performed in The Unbelievable Truth (2012). He has also appeared as a guest on most Australian TV shows that have guests. The Chaser’s shows have won two TV Week Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Comedy, and Andrew won the AFI Award for Best Performance in Television Comedy (2006).


On stage Andrew composed and starred in the musical Dead Caesar (Sydney Theatre Company), did two national tours with The Chaser, and two national tours with Chris Taylor (One Man Show, 2014 and In Conversation with Lionel Corn, 2015). In 2017 he’ll star in Neville’s Island (Ensemble Theatre). Andrew composed all The Chaser’s songs as well as the theme music for The Chaser’s Election Desk, 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. The Chaser team runs Giant Dwarf, a cool theatre in Sydney. Like many true artists, Andrew dreams of leaving that behind to work in advertising.