Andy Valvur is a stand-up comedian who was born in New York, grew up in Japan, went to boarding school in Switzerland and university in California. He is also a freelance writer/radio journalist who has written for the New York Times, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, BBC Radio, Deutsche Welle and is one half of the weekly international political satire series World in Colour with Almondi Esco. He divides his time between Cologne, Germany and San Francisco.