Andy Zaltzman


Comedian/Awards Host

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Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British stand-up with his unique brand of political comedy. In 2007 Andy performed an award-winning Melbourne Festival debut, winning the Piece of Wood Award as the comedian’s comedian. Alongside John Oliver, Andy has co-written and hosted the BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal, based on their satirical live stand-up show and has co-written and starred in three series of BBC Radio 4’s satirical show, The Department.

Andy has made a number of guest panelist appearances on TV and radio including 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and has written for several series of Bremner, Bird & Fortune (Channel 4). Since 2006 he has been regularly working with Rory Bremner on a number of his television and radio projects; including writing and performing together on Transatlantic, their US election special for BBC Radio 4.

Alongside John Oliver, Andy has co written and hosted over 100 episodes of The Bugle; an ongoing series of satirical news pod casts, produced in association with The Times and has written for and performed on John Oliver’s one hour Comedy Central stand up special ‘Terrifying Times’, later released on DVD.

Since being nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2001, Andy has gone on to take seven acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival.

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"The best political comedian in the business, Zaltzman lets loose a veritable torrent of jokes, facts, observations, very short stories, silly remarks and inspired asides... Zaltzman is breathtakingly good."

-Time Out