Andrew O'Neill is a stand-up comedian, a metalhead, an amateur occultist and a musician.
He says, ‘I’m a vegan (or ‘Kevin Keegan’ as we say in London) and have been for 13 years.’ On his website he has described himself as a heterosexual transvestite, ‘which you can tell by the way he wears female clothes and fancies girls.’
He goes on to say:
‘Apparently, I’m too weird to have a slot on ‘Live at the Apollo’. That’s fine. They’re making a mainstream TV show. The thing is, according to Twitter, I’m not strange at all. Recently someone I follow tweeted that ‘weird people never think they’re weird’. Which is a relief, because I’ve been called that all my life, and I’ve never really seen it.
‘Alternative’ is a much better word. Standing just outside the mainstream, occasionally peeping over the fence at what’s going on (it’s usually not very interesting). My current show is called ‘Alternative’, because its style is just that. But ‘alternative’ is also my lifestyle, in many different ways…’