“The best political comedian in the business…Zaltzman is breathtakingly good”
“Political comedy at its best”
The Sunday Times
Critically-acclaimed UK stand-up and one half of the team behind global hit podcast The Bugle (along with host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight JOHN OLIVER) ANDY ZALTZMAN will bring his unique interactive show Satirist For Hire to US shores for the first time. ANDY will begin at Washington DC’s Sixth and I on 24th September, before heading across the country with dates in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A show where no two performances are ever the same, Satirist For Hire invites audience members to submit topics in advance for bespoke satirical takedowns, concocted and delivered by one of the UK’s leading political comedians. Issues covered range from national and international politics, via local gripes, to petty personal grudges, encompassing news, history, economics, sports and whatever else happens to be grinding the gears of ANDY’s audience.
ANDY has collaborated with JOHN OLIVER since 2001, and together they have written and presented the satirical podcast The Bugle since its inception in 2007. Over the past nine years The Bugle has become one of iTunes’ most popular and critically-acclaimed comedy podcasts, with a huge global fanbase including a large US audience. The show has totalled over 70 million downloads across nearly 300 episodes, with thousands of 5 star reviews from listeners. The podcast will relaunch later this month, with ANDY joined by a revolving group of regular co-hosts including former Daily Show correspondent WYATT CENAC.
Outside The Bugle, ANDY and JOHN have also worked together on shows including Political Animal (BBC Radio 4), The Culture Show (BBC Two), and The Department (BBC Radio 4), as well as performing live together at the Edinburgh Festival in the early years of the millennium, as they cultivated a reputation as some of Britain’s most creative, perceptive and infantile satirists.
ANDY’s extensive TV and radio appearances include John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), 7 Day Sunday (BBC Radio 5 Live), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). He has also written and hosted Andy Zaltzman’s History of the Third Millennium for BBC Radio 4, and in 2008 his book Does Anything Eat Bankers was published by Old Street Publishing.
For the full list of dates and tickets see: http://andyzaltzman.co.uk/satirist-for-hire/
For further information contact: Nathan Dean at Avalon on 0207 598 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org