ANDY ZALTZMAN, the British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle, takes his uniquely interactive new show, Satirist for Hire, on the road, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

Whether a general grumble or a specific bleat, audience members are invited to send in their satirico-queries in advance. ZALTZMAN will butter their political hot potato to order, and then serve it back to them at the show of their choosing. The tour includes seven nights at the Soho Theatre, from Monday 22nd September, as well as a 12-day run at The Stand during the Edinburgh Fringe (13th-24th August).

Ahead of the tour, ZALTZMAN will bring Political Animal to the Udderbelly Festival (17th April, 8th May,11th June). Also, following a debut stand-up tour of India with Cricket Versus The World in late 2013, bowling over audiences in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Calcutta, the ESPNCricinfo writer performs the show for one night only (1st May) at the Udderbelly, in search of an answer to the ultimate question: which is better – cricket, or The World?

ZALTZMAN has established himself as one of Britain’s most inventive comedians with his distinctive brand of political comedy. Alongside JOHN OLIVER, ANDY stars in the worldwide hit podcast, The Bugle, the weekly satirical comedy show which has gained an international following since its launch late in 2007, and now receives over 200,000 downloads per episode.

ANDY has been a regular at the Edinburgh Festival since being nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2001, and in 2011 performed his seventh one-man show, Armchair Revolutionary, at The Stand. In 2004 and 2005, he and JOHN OLIVER performed sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs as a double act. In 2007, ANDY performed at the Melbourne Festival, winning the comedians’ comedian Piece Of Wood Award.

ANDY and JOHN had previously co-written and starred in the BBC Radio 4 shows The Department and Political Animal (based on their live political stand-up show). In 2009 ANDY also wrote and starred in his own Radio 4 series, Andy Zaltzman’s History Of The Third Millennium (Series 1 of 100), and conceived and hosted Yes! It’s The Ashes for BBC Radio 5Live. He has been a regular panelist on 5Live’s 7 Day Sunday (and 7 Day Saturday) since its inception in 2010.

ANDY has made a number of guest appearances on TV and radio, including two series of The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Now Show and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and Bremner, Bird & Fortune (Channel 4), for which Andy also wrote for several years. ANDY also appeared on JOHN OLIVER’s Comedy Central stand-up special Terrifying Times, and performed on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.

“Andy Zaltzman is of the finest satirical stand-ups in the land.” Time Out

“Political comedy at its best” Sunday Times

“Fiendishly sharp satirist” Evening Standard

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Saturday 4th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms 01902 552122
Wednesday 8th York Hyena Lounge 01423 502 116
Thursday 9th Harrogate Theatre 01423 502 116
Friday 10th Sheffield Comedy Festival Greystone’s 0114 266 5599
Saturday 11th Solihull Arts Complex 0121 704 6962
Thursday 16th Lytham, Lowther Pavilion 01253 794221
Friday 17th Birmingham Glee 0871 472 0400
Saturday 18th Stockton on Tees ARC 01642 525199
Sunday 19th Brighton Comedy Festival, Dome Studio 7.30pm show 01273 709709
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Friday 31st Durham, Gala Theatre 0300 026 6600
Saturday 1st Stafford Gatehouse 01785 254653
Wednesday 5th Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre 01622 758611
Thursday 6th Corsham, Pound Arts Centre 01249 701628
Saturday 8th Colchester Arts Centre 01206 500900
Sunday 9th Salford Quays, The Lowry Studio 0843 208 6000
Friday 14th Oxford Glee 0871 472 0400
Saturday 15th Leicester The Crumblin’ Cookie Online
Thursday 20th Bristol Hen and Chickens 0117 902 0344
Saturday 22nd Braintree Arts Centre 01376 556 354
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Friday 28th Shoreham, Ropetackle Arts Centre 01273 464440
Saturday 29th Aldershot West End Centre 01252 408040
Wednesday 3rd New Wimbledon Theatre 020 8545 7900
Thursday 4th Aylesbury Theatre 0844 871 7627
Friday 5th Windsor Firestation 01753 866 865
Saturday 6th Reading South Street Arts Centre 0118 937 3456