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Andy Irwin - A National Storytelling Champion returns

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Please Note- Performance is at Sedgewood Boathouse

A Consummate Storyteller and Performer

Please note this is a new date!

When was the last time you sat down and listened to a story that left you laughing with abandon? Arts on the Lake is pleased to welcome back the 2020 Storytelling World Award winner Andy Offutt Irwin. He will be performing on Saturday, June 18th at 7pm, at the Sedgewood Club Boathouse 1026 Barrett Circle West, Kent NY 10512.


A Georgia native, Irwin brings his devilishly funny cast of characters from south-of-the-Mason Dixon line, for an evening of stories, laughs, and even extraordinary whistling.


Irwin, a one-person showman, describes himself as equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern Balladeer. Irwin’s family friendly stories often feature the adventures of his “88-year-old-newly-minted-physician-aunt,” Dr. Marguerite Van Camp. She is “a keen observer of human behavior and an inveterate practical jokester, who keeps her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.”


A highly sought-after storyteller, Irwin has been honored with countless awards. Most recently he won the Storytelling World Award three years in a row, from 2018-2020. His latest album, Puffed, Flaked, Shredded & Clustered, has received several awards, including Spotify Artist’s Pick from Deepak Chopra. 2019 marked Andy’s tenth year as a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival and he has appeared fourteen times as Teller in Residence at International Storytelling Center.



Among other awards are the 2017 National Parenting Product Award, the 2013 National Storytelling Network’s ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award, and the 2001 Sammy Clark Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service.


He has a rich past that he brings to his performances. He has been a theatre director, singer-songwriter, a Shakespearean actor, the Artist-in-Residence at Emory University’s Oxford College, a Keynote Speaker/Performer at the Library of Congress and a performer, writer, and director for the SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World.


The Atlanta Journal / Constitution raves that he is “a fiendishly clever union of Tom Lehrer’s topicality… cut with Bobby McFerrin-style mouth music. Andy Offutt Irwin’s shows are good quirky fun!”


Putnam resident Robert Hauver, who attended the last two performances at Arts on the Lake raved, "We laughed so much our heads hurt. This guy is dangerous!"


Arts on the Lake is a non-profit whose mission is to sponsor, encourage, and create opportunities for all the residents of the Town of Kent and the larger community to participate in and appreciate the arts. For tickets and information please visit the website:


Andy Irwin Performance: Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at 7 PM
Address: Sedgewood Boathouse, located off of Route 301 at 1026 Barrett Circle West, Kent NY 10512.

Tickets: $20 for general admission and $15 for AOTL

members, visit the event page on AotL website.


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To find out more about Andy along with his next shows visit



Awards & Recognitions:

2020 Storytelling World Award – Winner – Puffed, Flaked, Shredded & Clustered

Spotify Artist’s Pick from Deepak Chopra – Puffed, Flaked, Shredded & Clustered

2019 Storytelling World Award – Winner – Squeaky on the Roof

2018 Storytelling World Award – Winner – Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show!

2017 National Parenting Product Awards – Winner: Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show!

2016 Parents’ Choice Award – Silver Honor: Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show!

2015 Storytelling World Award – Winner – Sister True

2013 Storytelling World Award – Winner – Risk Assessment

2010 Storytelling World Awards – Honor – Crowd Control

2009 Storytelling World Awards – Winner – The Beauty Pageant

2009 Just Plain Folks Awards – Best Storytelling Album: Bootsie in Season

2008 Storytelling World Awards – Winner – Book Every Saturday for a Funeral

2008 Storytelling World Awards – Winner – Christmas at Southern White Old Lady Hospital

2006 Just Plain Folks Awards – Best Storytelling Album: Christmas at Southern White Old Lady Hospital
Other Honors

Special Congressional Recognition – John Lewis

National Storytelling Network’s ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award

Sammy Clark Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service at
Oxford College of Emory University