William Andrew Dandy a.k.a. Hurricane Andrew was born in Heidleberg, Germany and realized at a young age that he was destined to be a comedic entertainer. His passion for the stage began at the age of seven performing in school plays and later taking acting classes to enhance his skills. The mirror became his main outlet for perfecting jokes as he imagined performing in front of large sold out crowds as they laughed histerically. During his early years he performed playes and skits along with his cousins during family gatherings around the holidays for the elder family members. As many others, this was his first experience performing in front of a live audience.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served as a Legal Specialist. During his enlistment, Andrew’s desire and vision to make people laugh grew until he was faced to seek a local stage and destroy the crowd with laughter. He entered a local club’s Apollo talent competition and won 1st place. This only confirmed that comedy was his destined career path.
After his military career, Andrew aggressively persued comedy until he was recognized as one of the country’s hottest and up and coming comedians. Andrew acquired his stage name from a close friend from Miami, Florida, who made it through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. His friend was so impressed with Andrew,’s fast paced and forceful comedit style, that he began to yell out “Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Andrew in full effect!” and thus, Hurricane.