Headliner Andy Sandford
Featuring Mia Jackson
with Your Host Debra Cole
About the Comedians
Andy Sandford is a stand up comedian who got funny in Atlanta and is now based out of New York City. He can be seen playing himself on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Andy is a founding member of the nationally acclaimed comedy tour “The Beards Of Comedy,” who have recorded their sophomore album, Cardio Mix, with Comedy Central Records; and whose web series, Beards Across America, has racked up over 1,000,000 views on msn.com. Sandford’s stand up is regularly featured on XM/Sirius satellite radio as well as Pandora. In 2011, Rooftopcomedy.com bestowed Andy the Silver Nail Award, given to the “8 best upcoming comics in the country.” Andy has shared the stage with comedy legends such as Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Emo Phillips, Greg Proops, Margaret Cho, and Bobcat Goldthwait, as well as great comedians with other names.
Mia Jackson, a native of Columbus, Georgia and a self proclaimed know-it-all, often found herself the center of attention among family and friends. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. Her credits include Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly and TLC’s Wild Weddings. She was also a writer on BET/Centric’s relaunch of the Soul Train Awards. A diverse comedienne with a different voice and perspective, Mia’s refreshing, energetic and conversational style leaves the audience feeling as if they’ve known her forever.
Host Debra Cole
In 2012, Aurora Theatre welcomed comedienne Debra Cole as the new host of Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays. Atlanta comedy enthusiasts know Debra’s wry humor from her many performances as a solo act and part of the Mixed Nuts comedy troupe, a Funny Fridays mainstay. Born on April Fool’s Day, Debra’s sassy audience interaction and left-hook delivery are sure bets to bring the laughs and set the pace for visiting comedians, making Funny Fridays the best comedy show in the metro area. In fact, Vicki Locke says, “Debra is so stinking funny.” Juror #12 says, “She has a wit like a barber strap.” And the Fulton County Magistrate says, “Twice Divorced!” Mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss a single performance of this series!
Aurora Funny Fridays Season Finale
Friday June 21 at 8:00pm