Andi Wagner (aka Andrea Wagner-Barton) was a Co-Host, along side Chris Hardwick, on the pop culture trivia game show, “Trashed” on MTV, as well as a Host/Writer of “Healthy Living" on FiT TV and hosted a “Friday Night” on NBC. She moved behind the camera and for over 15 years, worked in casting and segment producing on popular dating and game shows, as well as writing and producing segments on the syndicated talk show "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" with Cybill Shepherd.
But that was a different chapter of her life...........
Now, she’s a crazed, multi-tasking actress, comedienne, and indefatigable mother of an energetic 13-year-old boy, whose rediscovering and redefining her purpose in mid-life.
Most recently, she inadvertently started a conspiracy theory on her personal Face Book page about The First Lady, Melania Trump, that went viral! With over 18 million views and 141,436 shares of her "Body Double" observation and side by side comparison photos of #FLOTUS (and a video she recorded from her TV of the President giving a speech on CNN standing next to "what appeared" to be Melania), Andi found herself in the middle of a media frenzy and a "Fake Melania" viral storm. She was mentioned in numerous articles on-line including Vanity Fair, Huffington Post and Newsweek, to name a few, as well as appearing on France's biggest entertainment show, "50 Minutes Inside," on the TF1 network. Late Night hosts Jimmy Fallon, James Cordon, and Stephen Colbert also had fun with Andi's observation and created skits around the theory of a Melania body double. It was fun while it lasted and trended on YouTube at #3! Next............
Thanks to a wicked mid-life crash several years ago, Andi made the ultimate decision to break free from the monotony of motherhood by performing stand-up at local comedy clubs. A firecracker mother with no filter, she enjoyed finding the humor in parenting and marriage, one joke at a time. *(she's since separated, obviously it's not a safe bet to joke about s*#t that happens in the bedroom!)
Andi performed at The Comedy Store, The Ice House, Flappers, Westside Comedy Theater, HA HA’s, The Warehouse and in numerous holes-in-the wall across Los Angeles.
Andi’s career in television started as a junior in college when she was selected as a contestant in Miami Florida, at the Broward County Fair, and flown to LA to appear on “The All New Dating Game.” Afterwards, Andi landed a gig on the show interning as a Contestant Coordinator and continuing to work for Barris Productions on "The All New Dating Game," “The All New Newlywed Game,” and “The Gong Show.”
She continued her career in casting for shows like “The Love Connection," “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” “The Big Date,” "People are Funny," “The Quiz Kids Challenge” and many more.
Andi switched gears as a Segment Producer for MTV’s “The Cut,” USA’s “Lover or Loser,” and the daily talk show, “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” with Cybill Shepard.
Most recently, Andi was tested emotionally, physically and psychologically on TNT’s reality competition series, “72 Hours” where she was dropped in the beautiful but frigid alps of New Zealand with two strangers, a bottle of water and only a GPS. Three teams of three complete strangers compete to find $100,000 in 72 hours. Andi’s team survived the grueling challenge and won.