ANDREW BRIEDIS (ANNOYING ACTOR FRIEND)
Annoying Actor Friend is a satirical Internet personality that makes cultural commentary on the Broadway community and was created by Andrew Briedis in 2012. For over three years, Andrew operated anonymously, and in December of 2015 he revealed his identity.
The account rose to notoriety by satirizing the social media behavior of actors, specifically those who work in the Broadway industry. It immediately caught the attention of the theatrical community, inspiring Briedis to write a book under the pseudonym entitled #SOBLESSED: The Annoying Actor Friend’s Guide to Werking in Show Business which debuted on Amazon as the #1 Theater and Parody book in 2013.
The audiobook version of #SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend’s Guide to Werking in Show Business benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features an all star cast of Broadway favorites that include: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Megan Hilty, Julia Murney, Will Swenson, Keala Settle, Tituss Burgess, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Brian Dennehy.
#GRATEFUL: Everything Happens for a Reason, the ‘create your own show business destiny’ sequel to #SOBLESSED, was released in 2015 and is available on paperback and Kindle.
Annoying Actor Friend was chosen as a wildcard finalist in the 2015 Shorty Awards, which honor the best of social media and listed as the #1 Broadway Social Media Influencer to follow by Playbill. Briedis has also served as a guest writer for Saturday Night Live.