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About Andy Zaltzman

Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire.

Most recently, Andy performed a run of sold out shows in New York where he also recorded two sets on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" for Comedy Central. Andy has previously written for and performed on John Oliver's one hour Comedy Central special "Terrifying Times," later released on DVD.

Alongside John Oliver, Andy co-wrote and hosted two series of the BBC Radio 4 show "Political Animal," based on their satirical live stand-up show. Andy continues to host and curate "Political Animal," with ongoing live performances featuring special guest stand-ups, including a sell-out London run at the Soho Theatre. "Political Animal" has featured a long list of guest appearances, notably Stewart Lee, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and Richard Herring.

Together, John Oliver and Andy have co-written and presented "The Bugle," an ongoing series of satirical... Read More »

Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire.

Most recently, Andy performed a run of sold out shows in New York where he also recorded two sets on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" for Comedy Central. Andy has previously written for and performed on John Oliver's one hour Comedy Central special "Terrifying Times," later released on DVD.

Alongside John Oliver, Andy co-wrote and hosted two series of the BBC Radio 4 show "Political Animal," based on their satirical live stand-up show. Andy continues to host and curate "Political Animal," with ongoing live performances featuring special guest stand-ups, including a sell-out London run at the Soho Theatre. "Political Animal" has featured a long list of guest appearances, notably Stewart Lee, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and Richard Herring.

Together, John Oliver and Andy have co-written and presented "The Bugle," an ongoing series of satirical podcasts which produced over 178 episodes in association with The Times, before becoming independently run in January 2012. The Bugle's success has grown significantly since its inception in 2007 and now averages 500,000 downloads a week.

Andy has written and hosted "Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, Series 1 of 100" and has made regular appearances on topical panel quiz show "The News Quiz" and "The Now Show" for BBC Radio 4.

An avid sports fan, Andy hosted "Yes! It's the Ashes" for BBC Radio 5Live. He's a regular on Radio 5's "7 Day Sunday" with Al Murray and has appeared on sporting punditry show "Fighting Talk." Andy writes regularly for international sports channel ESPN's online cricket blog Cricinfo. During the 2011 World Cup, he followed the tournament with his monthly blogging and podcast commentary, whilst touring around India and Bangladesh performing his stand-up.

Since being nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Andy has been a regular at the Edinburgh Festival. He took his most recent acclaimed solo show, "Armchair Revolutionary" to the Fringe and performed an award-winning Melbourne Festival debut, winning the Piece of Wood Award as the comedian's comedian. Currently, Andy is touring "Armchair Revolutionary" around the UK.

Andy's first book, a satirical take on the "credit crunch" entitled "Does Anything Eat Bankers?" was published by Old Street Publishing. Additionally, Andy writes a monthly column for Readers Digest Magazine and a blog for The Huffington Post.