Andy Beningo – Comedian

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Andy Beningo

Andy Beningo, named “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times, is a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show.

He has been heard on Chick McGee’s Off the Air Podcast, XM Sirius Radio, over seas on the American Forces Network, and on the very popular Daren Streblow radio show. He has appeared on the AXS TV show “Gotham Comedy Live,” and was a final four finalist on CMT’s ‘Next Big Comic. ’ He has also performed on the NBC affiliate show, ‘Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson,’ Comedy Time Network, Comcast Cable and on MavTV. He became a favorite on Rooftop Comedy, where his material was highlighted on three different tv shows, including Comedy Cut Outs- an animated series. Rooftop also tapped him to host the National College Competition presented by TBS at both Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Recently, Andy won the Clean Guy’s Unbleepable Contest, and his stand up clip on text messaging premiered before Dave Coulier’s Clean Guys of Comedy movie- which was in over 600 theaters nationwide. His comedy festival credits include performances at Gilda’s Laugh Festival in Grand Rapids, MI (where he was the warm up act for Betty White’s sold out show at the DeVos Convention Center), the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival (at the Johnny Carson Theater,) and the Clean Comedy Festival- where he won several awards.

The Duluth Tribune raved about Beningo’s act, saying “he prides himself in clean material, and is extremely funny.” His energetic act centers around growing up as the middle child, his wife and baby, technology, fast food restaurants, and a short lived career as a middle school teacher.

Now, Beningo continues to be a touring work horse- performing in 2100 shows through 37 states. He performs some 250 shows a year in corporate events, colleges, theaters, churches and casinos. He has performed in some of the top comedy clubs in the country, including Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, Zanies in Chicago, Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and nationwide in the Improv and Funny Bone Comedy Club chain. He regularly opens for MAD-TV star Frank Caliendo, and has shared the stage with some of his favorite comedians, including Dave Coulier, Rocky Laporte, John Heffron, Jimmy Brogan, Greg Giraldo, Jim Breuer and many more!

In addition to stand up, Andy Beningo has starred in a very popular commercial for Pay Anywhere, and landed a small role in the film The End of The Tour starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. He began working as a contributing writer on the very funny Big Funny Blog.

REVIEWS

“An absolute pleasure to work with! A comedy gem!”
-Dave Coulier | ‘Full House’ Star, Comedian

” You kill every place we go!”
-Frank Caliendo | MAD TV Star, Comedian

“Andy Beningo is very funny…and a truly nice man…go see him when he comes around.”
-Chick McGee | Bob and Tom Radio Show

“Very solid. Comfortable and funny!”
– Jimmy Brogan | head writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

“One of the most likable, funny people out there!”
-Chili Challis | Writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

“Andy did  an outstanding job and everyone loved him. He immediately connected with the audience, knowing we were a church group and he hooked us right away.When you book a comedian for a special event, you want to have fun and you want your group to laugh. Andy was able to do both. He was extremely entertaining and we all had a great time. I can see why he’s been voted “best comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times. We would definitely call Andy back again.”
-Pastor Tony Rea / Community Christian Church 

” Our group LOVED the show. People were commenting about it weeks after the event. I heard positive remarks from both our volunteers and management team. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh when I saw some of the other volunteers wiping tears from their eyes from laughing so hard! We really appreciated you coming for a luncheon. It was a huge success! ”
-Katelyn Johnson / Spectrum Health

“We loved working with Andy! Excellent communication, professional and most importantly-FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY! He had us rolling in the aisles. We would definitely hire Andy again and suggest that anyone who wants a fun event do the same.”
Liz Audette / Ann Arbor Women’s Group

“I can’t tell you how delightful it was to work with Andy. He was such a huge hit! He was clean entertainment-which was great. I would HIGHLY recommend Andy if you want a class act. You will not be disappointed.”
– Leah Williams | Stoney Creek Church

“What can I say? Andy was AWESOME!!  He came to our facility and was absolutely hysterical. Our team was talking about him for days after the show!”
– Maria Mancini / Dawn Food Products 

“We had a great time, and Andy was a BIG HIT! He was the buzz in the office this morning. We asked him to interact with our group, and he did an amazing job! It was great, very entertaining! Best Christmas party to date! Hopefully we can do this again in the near future!!! ”
– Shelia Winfrey / Alliance Foods

“Andy was very professional, very funny and very appropriate for our audiences. I can say with absolute confidence he not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. We found him to be a true gem in today’s world of comedy and entertainment. We will most definitely hire Andy again!”
– Angela Swolsky / Activities Director at LanePark Oregon

“Thank you for performing at our Brew HAHA event last week. I am still hearing people talk about how much fun they had!”
Karla Macelli / Habitat for Humanity

“One of the bright new stars coming out of Michigan. His innocent charm and clever comedy wins many fans from his show!”
– Roger Feeny | Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

“He brings a strong enthusiasm for comedy and his audience to each and every show!”
-Mark Ridley | Comedy Castle

“Very strong, young comedic talent. He immediately endears himself to his audience and delivers clean, relatable material. He has a very bright future as a stand up comedian.”
-Dave Moroz | Aspen Talent Agency

“I love watching this guy work! He is someone who stays true to the art of comedy and is one of the nicest guys in the biz. In  a nutshell…he does everything right.”
 -Guy Copland | Magic 105.1 WMGC Detroit

“THANK YOU for making our event fun! Everyone really enjoyed your performance and jokes. So many compliments and appreciation for you were heard throughout the rest of the evening! Best wishes for you and your rising star Andy!”
– Sheri and Paul Cornell and all your new CZ Cartage fans

“Our group had an incredible time with Andy! He did a wonderful show that kept up laughing harder and harder with every joke. We loved his smooth style and clean delivery. It will not be the last time we bring Andy out for a show!”
-Jesse Stirnemann / Youth Pastor at Community Christian Church