In Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire, Andy parodies issues that his audiences care about.
Audience members can submit a question they want Andy to answer. He will then discuss all submitted issues, whether it’s political or social, no matter how global, national, or intensely personal.
Hailed by Sunday Times as ‘political comedy at its best’, the show will run at Underbelly Festival until 20th June 2017.
Also happening: The Bugle Live at Underbelly Festival
After his standup, Andy will be back at the festival on 13th July to record an episode of The Bugle live in front of a UK audience. He will be joined by guest comics who will also serve news-based materials.
From 2007 until 2016, Andy wrote and presented The Bugle alongside John Oliver. He then brought back the podcast in October last year, and this time he’s joined by a revolving group of co-hosts including Nish Kumar and Andy’s sister Helen Zaltzman.
For 10 years The Bugle has amassed a huge fanbase. It regularly appears in the iTunes Chart Top Ten and averages 250,000 listeners per episode.
About Andy Zaltzman
Hailed by Time Out as a ‘master satirist’, Andy Zaltzman largely deals in political and sports-related materials. His performance style is centred on verbal dexterity and his love of puns.
Andy began his standup career in 1999 when he was a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? new act competition. His first full-length show, Andy Zaltzman versus the Dog of Doom, received a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Comedy Awards in 2001
Some of his notable work were in collaboration with John Oliver. These include Political Animal, a standup show where different acts perform political-themed materials.