“The best political comedian in the business…Zaltzman is breathtakingly good”
“Political comedy at its best”
The Sunday Times
Critically-acclaimed stand-up and star of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, ANDY ZALTZMAN will embark on his latest nationwide tour from February, following a run in London beginning on 20th December.
ANDY will perform at Soho Theatre over Christmas and New Year with 2016: The Certifiable History, a satirical round-up of a year which has seen the world – Britain and non-Britain alike – bark furiously at its own reflection, punch itself angrily in the face, and take several long, hard, tearful baths with itself. From 2nd February he will head out on a 22-date tour with Plan Z, which will see ANDY address diverse issues such as the past, the present, and the future, attempting to body-surf the unending volcano of confused fury that is modern global politics.
From its inception in 2007 until earlier this year, ANDY wrote and presented The Bugle with his long-term collaborator JOHN OLIVER (host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight). The podcast relaunched in October as part of the Radiotopia network, with ANDY joined by a revolving group of regular co-hosts including HARI KONDABOLU, NISH KUMAR, WYATT CENAC and HELEN ZALTZMAN. During its nine-year run The Bugle has covered all of the major news stories in the world, many of the minor news stories in the world, and a large amount of stuff that has not actually happened, becoming one of iTunes’ most popular and critically-acclaimed comedy podcasts. It has a huge global fanbase including large UK and US audiences, and has totalled over 70 million downloads across more than 300 episodes.
Outside The Bugle, ANDY and JOHN have also worked together on shows including Political Animal (BBC Radio 4) and The Department (BBC Radio 4), as well as performing live together at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the early years of the millennium.
ANDY’s extensive TV and radio appearances include Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4). He has made regular appearances on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and has been a core member of the team on 7 Day Sunday/Saturday (BBC Radio 5 Live) since its inception in 2010. Andy conceived, wrote and hosted Andy Zaltzman’s History of the Third Millennium – Series 1 of 100 for BBC Radio 4, and in 2008 his book Does Anything Eat Bankers? was published by Old Street Publishing.
He has contributed blogs, podcasts and videos to ESPNcricinfo since 2008, establishing himself as one of the funniest and most distinctive voices in the cricket media, and, in 2016, joined the BBC Test Match Special commentary team as an expert statistician. He has also hosted Andy Zaltzman’s Summer Of Sport, a non-football sports comedy podcast for The Guardian.
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Andy Zaltzman – 2016: The Certifiable History and Plan Z
|20th December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|21st December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|22nd December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|23rd December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|28th December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|29th December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|30th December 2016||Soho Theatre|
|3rd January 2017||Soho Theatre|
|4th January 2017||Soho Theatre|
|5th January 2017||Soho Theatre|
|6th January 2017||Soho Theatre|
|7th January 2017||Soho Theatre|
|2nd February 2017||Bristol Hen and Chicken|
|4th February 2017||Leeds City Varieties|
|9th February 2017||Leicester, The Cookie|
|10th February 2017||Richmond Georgian Theatre Royal|
|11th February 2017||Peterborough Key Theatre|
|16th February 2017||Colchester Arts Centre|
|17th February 2017||Corsham Pound Arts|
|18th February 2017||Milton Keynes Stable Theatre|
|19th February 2017||Salford Lowry|
|23rd February 2017||Nottingham Glee Club|
|24th February 2017||Wolverhampton Civic Hall|
|25th February 2017||Southampton Hanger Farm|
|28th February 2017||Canterbury Marlowe Theatre|
|5th May 2017||Crawley Hawth Studio|
|6th May 2017||Coventry Warwick Arts Centre|
|10th May 2017||Exeter Phoenix|
|12th May 2017||Birmingham Glee Club|
|14th May 2017||Edinburgh, The Stand|
|15th May 2017||Glagsow, The Stand|
|16th May 2017||Newcastle, The Stand|
|17th May 2017||Chorley Little Theatre|
|19th May 2017||Cambridge Junction|