I’ve shared this in other places, but I thought I should add it here:
I only met Andrew once. I consider it a great privilege, and a memory I will always carry. It was at the first Pardcast-a-thon and he was so nice to everyone and did his best to make everyone welcome, even with all the work he had to do with running the cameras. On a break in the show, as people were getting snacks and coming and going from the room, he stopped what he was doing with the cameras and made it a point to come over and introduce himself. He shook my hand and said, “So you’re the famous Darryl!” I jokingly told him that it must be a thrill for him to meet someone of my stature and importance, and we laughed and chatted for a minute. Of course the thrill was all mine.
Andrew was a wonderful, warm man who seemed very at-ease with himself and everyone around him. I will certainly miss him on Never Not Funny, and will also feel a sense of loss for never getting the chance to meet him again.
The world needs more people like Andrew.
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