Comedy genius ANDY ZALTZMAN comes New Greenham Arts following storming runs at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre with his hit one-man show, Armchair Revolutionary. In a joke-packed show encompassing economic idiocy, political and social upheaval at home and around the globe, revolutions, the all-new Satiricax 3000 Radio, and some puns about dogs, ZALTZMAN ponders the state of the world with his trademark cocktail of political satire, flamboyant analogies and outright lies.
ANDY has established himself as one of Britain’s most inventive comedians with his unique brand of political comedy. Alongside JOHN OLIVER, ANDY stars in the worldwide hit podcast, The Bugle, a weekly satirical comedy show which has gained an international following of several hundred thousand regular listeners since its launch late in 2007.
ANDY and JOHN had previously co-written and starred in the BBC Radio 4 shows The Department and Political Animal (based on their live political stand-up show). In 2009 ANDY also wrote and starred in his own Radio 4 series, Andy Zaltzman’s History Of The Third Millennium (Series 1 of 100), and conceived and hosted Yes! It’s The Ashes for BBC Radio 5Live. He has been a regular panellist on 5Live’s 7 Day Sunday since its inception in 2010. ANDY also writes and performs on BBC Radio 4’s Tonight With Rory Bremner, and is a columnist for ESPNCricinfo.com.
ANDY has made a number of guest appearances on TV and radio, including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), The Now Show and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and Bremner, Bird & Fortune (Channel 4), for which Andy also wrote for several years. ANDY also appeared on JOHN OLIVER’s Comedy Central stand-up special Terrifying Times, and will be seen on series 3 of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.
ANDY has been a regular at the Edinburgh Festival since being nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2001, and in 2011 performed his seventh one-man show, Armchair Revolutionary, at The Stand, as well as hosting the Political Animal live show. In 2004 and 2005, he and JOHN OLIVER performed sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs as a double act. In 2007, ANDY performed at the Melbourne Festival, winning the comedians’ comedian Piece Of Wood Award. His first book, a satirical take on the credit crunch, entitled Does Anything Eat Bankers?, was published in November 2008 by Old Street Publishing.
Tickets to see Andy Zaltzman cost just £10 and can be bought from the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01635 522733 or online at www.cornexchangenew.com.