Elkhart native Andy Woodhull to perform on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

Andy Woodhull draws upon his Elkhart upbringing to deliver a uniquely autobiographical comedic style.

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 6:38 p.m.

ELKHART — An Elkhart native will be the first breakout comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” 

Andy Woodhull, 34, is set to appear on the late night talk show Friday night, Aug. 8. 

"My comedy is 100 percent my life, so every choice I make with my stand-up is informed by my 18 years of Elkhart. It’s where my sense of humor was developed,” he said in a phone interview Thursday.

Woodhull has been on the road performing his stand-up comedy since 2004 with appearances on Comedy Central and The Bob & Tom Show. He was also a semifinalist on Country Music Television’s “Next Big Comic.” 

So how does he describe his style?

"Autobiographical,” he said. “It’s all about me. I talk about my family, friends and life experiences.” 

Woodhull, who spent the first 18 years of his live in Elkhart, has fond memories of lifeguarding at Ideal Beach and attending Elkhart Central High School.

“I was on the soccer team, swimming team, I was in band for one year — I loved it there,” he said.

Late-night television talk shows often give up-and-coming comedians a chance to show off their talents. Woodhull will be the first break-out comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show” since Jimmy Fallon took over for Jay Leno in February 2014, he said.

After his late-night appearance Friday, Woodhull plans to keep touring, submitting his set to shows and filling more TV spots. 

"This should give me a bit of a boost,” he said.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs at 11:34 p.m. on NBC. For more information about Woodhull visit www.andywoodhull.com.

Check out the videos below for a taste of Woodhull’s brand of comedy.

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