Recently writing and performing on the second series of BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, Andy Zaltzman has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy 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.
Additionally for radio, Andy has recently written and hosted two new series, Andy Zaltzman's History Of The Third Millennium, Series 1 Of 100 for Radio 4 , Yes! It's The Ashes for BBC Radio 5Live, and was a regular panellist on Radio 5Live's 7 Day Sunday with Chris Addison and Sarah Millican.
Andy Zaltzman has been a regular writer for BBC Two's Mock The Week and has previously 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.
Andy is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and this year took his show Armchair Revolutionary alongside live shows of Political Animal with John Oliver and guests.
Alongside John Oliver, Andy Zaltzman has co-written and hosted well over 100 episodes of The Bugle; an ongoing series of satirical news podcasts, 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.
Andy Zaltzman's first book, a satirical take on the 'credit crunch' entitled Does Anything Eat Bankers?, was published in November 2008 by Old Street Publishing.
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.
In addition to a keen interest in politics, Andy is an avid fan of sport and has hosted Yes! It’s The Ashes for BBC Radio 5Live. He has also appeared on sporting punditry show Fighting Talk. Following the success of his appearance on Sky’s Cricket’s Funniest Moments, he returns in the forthcoming show Rugby’s Funniest Moments. He also regularly writes international sports channel ESPN’s online cricket blog Cricinfo and hosts CricInfo: Andy Zaltzman’s World Cricket Podcast.
The best political comedian in the business, Andy Zaltzman lets loose a veritable torrent of jokes, facts, observations, very short stories, silly remarks and inspired asides... Zaltzman is breathtakingly good.
Probably one of the finest satirical comedians this country's ever produced.
Sharp, imaginative, surreal and political... Andy Zaltzman's satire is deadly.
So many ideas, so little time... breathlessly inventive... leaves no political hot potato untouched.
A deep thinking quick-fire gag merchant.
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