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About Andy Zandy

Kids flourish when they find their calling early in life, and children’s entertainment specialist Andy Zandy was no exception. An energetic child born to a performing arts family, Andy began his career in 4th grade when he put together a clown magic show for a school project. Word quickly got around the neighborhood and parents began calling him with requests for birthday party appearances. By age 11, Andy had his own business cards, was booking his own gigs regularly, and had fallen in love with the art of making kids laugh hysterically.

In middle school, Andy began studying theater and music, continued performing regularly as a clown, and used the proceeds from his shows to train with top professional magicians and comedians. He was then blessed to attend a high school with one of the nation’s top performing arts programs, which led to several national and international tours with school groups. During this period, Andy started doing his first street magic act at fairs and festivals, which solidified his ability to entertain large audiences full of children in busy environments.

In college, Andy continued his fair and festival work while earning a theater degree from the prestigious University of Washington School of Drama, then relocated to the Bay Area to study physical comedy at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory. Around this time, Andy became interested in meditation, fitness, and martial arts, which powerfully transformed his life. These new interests led to further training with stuntmen, fight choreographers, sword masters, and ultimately to the side of a mountain in Thailand, where he lived and trained under Master Iain Armstrong, 2x World Kung Fu Champion.

During this period of intensive training and transformation, Andy saw an opportunity to engage and inspire young audiences by combining his entertainment skills with the new movement- and mindfulness-based lifestyle he had come to love. After several years of development, he launched Andy Zandy Entertainment, became a professional action hero, and committed to a path of showing children the way to a life of playfulness, activity, and awareness.  

Today, Andy has become one of the most sought-after children’s entertainment specialists in the Bay Area, bringing his award-winning action experiences to over100 events each year.  Over the course of his varied career, Andy has given more than 4000 performances in 14 different countries, entertained audiences for numerous major corporations, and delighted the children of top executives and society clients including Google co-founder Sergey Brin and the Rothschild family.

Outside of his busy performing schedule, Andy strives to live like a Jedi offstage: training regularly, meditating every day, volunteering, and collaborating with top entertainment, education, and martial arts professionals to develop the absolute best in children’s action entertainment for his discerning clientele. Andy’s next ambition is to become a father and have a family of his own.

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  •   If I could give Andy 10 stars I would! After searching Google for nights trying to get ideas for the "best" Star Wars party for my son's upcoming 6th Birthday,... read more

    thumb Stephanie L.
    2/07/2020

      Andy is absolutely incredible. He had our group of 3 years olds completely CAPTIVATED for a whole hour. Using their imaginations, laughing, and literally gasping with delight. He was worth... read more

    thumb Rebecca S.
    12/02/2019

      We'd give Andy Zandy 1,000,000 stars if we could! He was worth every penny and literally had our group of 5-year-olds eating out of his (ninja) hands. Andy was great... read more

    thumb Jennifer M.
    6/24/2019
  •   Our son recently turned 7 and we invited Andy to throw him and his friends a ninja show. We were initially worried about whether this would be the right fit... read more

    thumb Kai Ju L.
    6/10/2019

      Andy was the best part of my son's recent birthday party. From the beginning of inquiring and getting a quote, he was easy to get a hold of and very... read more

    thumb Maya B.
    5/20/2019

      My son's 6th birthday party was such a success because of Andy!! He was very professional from the beginning to the end. I could tell he takes kids parties very... read more

    thumb Naoko B.
    4/03/2019
  •   We had a wonderful experience with Andy this past weekend for a Ninja party for our 5 year old. Andy was great at communication throughout the booking process and kept... read more

    thumb Amy C.
    3/19/2019

      Andy Zandy came to our library in June 2018 to do his Jedi show. All throughout the booking process, he was very responsive and easy to work with. On the... read more

    thumb R D.
    7/11/2018

      Andy Zandy came in for our company's pirate themed bring your kids to work day and was absolutely perfect for our event! He is very professional, enthusiastic and most importantly,... read more

    thumb Amber H.
    7/05/2018
  •   We had a Jedi training and Darth party for my son's 3rd birthday- and Andy and Darth were awesome! All the girls and boys at the party loved them (and... read more

    thumb Lindsey H.
    3/16/2018

      I mean, who can captivate an audience of 0-10 years old... Andy!  I learned so much about Jedis and the little padawans were really in to it.  After the lesson,... read more

    thumb KT M.
    2/25/2018

      Another 5 star review for Andy Zandy! Spidey aka Andy put on a great show for our son's 6th birthday party. We invited the kids to come dressed as their... read more

    thumb Katie H.
    1/29/2018
  •   I saw Andy do "Jedi training" at a friend's birthday party and both my children loved him, so we called him for my 5 year old's birthday for another round... read more

    thumb Shilpa T.
    12/11/2017

      Andy Zandy was AMAZING!! Very professional, courteous and INCREDIBLE with the kids. I'd hire him in a heartbeat again!

    thumb Michelle M.
    11/29/2017

      Andy Zandy did a SpiderMan performance for my son's fifth birthday and he was fabulous!  He made the planning process pain free and was so professional throughout.  Most importantly, the... read more

    thumb JoAnne N.
    11/14/2017
  •   This birthday party was by far the most successful one I have ever arranged. Firstly Andy was up front and professional. He gave me great planning advice from his years... read more

    thumb R R.
    10/03/2017

      I am soooo glad I was able to book Andy for my sons 5th Birthday, Spider-Man theme. As Andy arrived (dressed as Spidey) all the kids (2yrs thru 9yrs) ran... read more

    thumb Lorena N.
    9/21/2017

      Great entertainment for the kids, they loved the Jedi party. Highly recommend Andy for kid's parties.

    thumb Elena S.
    8/17/2017
  •   If you can entertain 35, 5-year olds for 45 minutes (boys and girls) as a Jedi master, then you too could probably get a 5-star review from me on Yelp.... read more

    thumb Robert S.
    8/13/2017

      Master Jedi Andy Zandy was the hit of my son Mason's Star Wars 5th Birthday party! We had about 15 kids between 4-7 years old and he was wonderful with... read more

    thumb Ashley S.
    7/16/2017

      Andy made it possible to grant my 5 year old son's special request for a "Ninja Magic" birthday party! He was easy to work with and communicated clearly and regularly... read more

    thumb Shannon S.
    5/29/2017
  •   Andy [as Spiderman] was plain AWESOME! He made my birthday boy feel so special and we loved every minute of his appearance. He was super professional with us parents but... read more

    thumb R P.
    4/27/2017

      I cannot say enough positive things about Andy's (Spiderman) work. We celebrated my son's 6th birthday last Saturday and he and the guests were just thrilled. I was in a... read more

    thumb Zoey A.
    4/27/2017

      Last Saturday we celebrated the birthday of my 5 year old son. And Blake was dressed as a spider man.
     My experience with him was much better than I thought, when... read more

    thumb Silva R.
    4/08/2017
  •   Andy was awesome and professional. My son is still astounded that Spiderman came to his party!

    thumb Renee J.
    1/06/2017

      Andy Zandy (AKA the Ninja Master) is totally Awesome.

    Our 5-Year Old had a fantabulous birthday and all his buddies had a great time thanks to Andy Zandy (the Ninja Master),... read more

    thumb michael d.
    12/13/2016

      Andy did a great job as a Jedi Master at my son's 5th birthday party.  The parents were all amazed by how much control he had over the crowd.  He... read more

    thumb Bonnie F.
    11/10/2016
  •   Andy Zandy was completely awesome from beginning to end! From our first conversation into event planning, he was reliable, responsive, and helpful providing a wealth of information about options and... read more

    thumb Leslie B.
    11/05/2016

      A Jedi Warrior and Darth Vader were the guests of honor at our 4 yr old's birthday party. Andy and his partner did a great job of entertaining the kids... read more

    thumb White P.
    9/27/2016

      Andy Zandy is GREAT!  We recently booked "Spider-Man" to perform at my son's 5th birthday party.  Andy was extremely organized and professional, including his email correspondence before the party and... read more

    thumb MonkeyPants S.
    8/30/2016

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