Andrew Startin has made a name for himself with numerous impersonations. His repertoire includes Sam Newman, Bruce McAvaney, Leigh Matthews, Mike Sheahan, Denis Cometti, and a host of others.
Quick witted, with impressions that instantly make an audience gasp in awe at Andrew startin’s ability to mimic not only the voice, but also mannerisms and expressions. Andrew startin brings to life the colour, vibrance and attitudes of those he impersonates, creating very funny, high impact “personal appearances’ of some of Australia’s most loved and hated media personalities. A show or just an appearance you will talk about Andrew with colleagues and friends for years to come.
It is little wonder Andrew startin has become very popular as a live performer and is in high demand for events. Watch the audience gasp and laugh at Sam Newman or Rex Hunt in all their colour and passion. Be impressed with the knowledge and “wit" of Bruce McAvaney and laugh at the Comettisms’.
Andrew Startin finished his schooling in his beloved hometown of Benalla in 1995, where he grew up and spent his time enjoying numerous sports.
The following year he began a Journalism course at Deakin but deferred mid-way through the year. Unemployed for almost two years, Andrew’s big break came in June of 1997 on the much-watched Footy Show with an amazing Sam Newman impersonation.
Andrew startin appeared four more times on The Footy Show for the year and became a highlight of the show.
In 1998 Andrew startin joined Executive Producer Harvey Silver in a much-publicised split from Channel Nine to form a football/variety show, Live and Kicking, at rival network Channel Seven.
Andrew Startin has became a regular on Australian television including channel 10’s The Panel.
Andrew startin recently stared in Russell Coight’s “Celebrity Challenge" which rated superbly.
“Better than anticipated, appealed to quite a varied audience very well, involved the audience appropriately, good bloke that was easy to approach and speak to on the night prior to his routine."
Eltham College Ex Collegians
“Very Good. For sports lovers or those who have an interest, he was very entertaining."
“A very enjoyable routine, was able to ad-lib sections and to include some jokes from the crowd. Did a great job of 'picking' on people from the crowd without being rude or offensive. Clearly a very genuine bloke, and this came across to the audience."
Victorian Water Industry Association
“Andrew did a great job. His presentation was well suited to the audience, he involved AVJennings within his dialogue, was quick to pick up and include small details specific to the event and held the attention of the audience beautifully."
“Excellent. Everyone had a great evening and enjoyed Andrew's performance immensely."
Sunbury Masters' Football Club
“Excellent. Andrew was terrific and made a huge impact on the day. He worked terrifically well off the cuff and his interview segment with Simon and the rest of the panel was fantastic!"
Coburg Football Club
“Excellent. Andrew was excellent - perfectly suited to the mainly male group at the client's event. His impersonations of Bruce McAvaney and Sam Newman were hilarious!"
Event Planners Australia
“Andrew really kick started our event in great fashion, he was very funny and got a strong response from the audience. His ability to keep the audience amused through his various personalities was amazing. Post the event we have had lots of positive feedback about Andrew’s performance."