Episode #115: Andy Zaltzman

Cue the bugle sounds and put your puns where we can see them, because Andy Zaltzman is my guest today. Zaltzman is a critically-acclaimed comedian in the UK where he has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1999 and collaborating with John Oliver since 2001 — they created the hugely popular podcast, The Bugle, in 2007, only stopping earlier in 2016 when it became acutely apparent that Oliver’s Emmy-winning work on HBO’s Last Week Tonight had made him too busy to continue working with Zaltzman. Zaltzman is relaunching The Bugle on Oct. 21, 2016, with a rotating lineup of all-star guest cohosts featuring comedians from around the globe. He also has brought his interactive political comedy show, “Satirist For Hire,” to the United States for the first time — he’ll be taking requests in advance from audience members via email and performing unique satire for audiences across North America in the month leading up to the 2016 elections. Zaltzman sat down with me after his New York City tour stop to talk satire, crickets, puns and more.

So let’s get to it!

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Date City Venue Country
10/04/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues United States
10/09/16 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre United States
10/12/16 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre United States
10/18/16 Los Angeles, CA NerdMelt Showroom United States
10/19/16 Cambridge, MA Oberon United States
10/22/16 Toronto Second City – John Candy Box Canada
10/25/16 San Francisco, CA Cobb’s Comedy Club United States

Sean L. McCarthy

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