Andy Zaltzman has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. He’s a terrific option for hosting corporate awards ceremonies or performing after-dinner cabaret. Able to deliver the sharpest and cleverest observations about the state of current affairs, he is also extremely passionate and knowledgeable about sports, cricket in particular. He’s therefore not only a great fit for sporting dinners and corporate events, he would also bring freshness to audiences that are used to hearing from political or business after-dinner speakers.
Andy made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2001, when he was nominated for Best Newcomer, and has been a festival favourite ever since . Andy has been regularly performing his hit live show Satirist For Hire since its debut in Edinburgh in 2013 – no two shows are ever the same as each night he satirises topics sent in by the audience.
Andy and John also hosted and curated the sell-out show Political Animal. Over the years, the show has had an impressive list of guests including Frankie Boyle, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Jeremy Hardy, Chris Addison, Russell Howard, and Richard Herring.
He is the writer and presenter of the satirical podcast The Bugle (originally co-written with Last Week Tonight star John Oliver), one of iTunes’s biggest ever comedy podcasts. Since The Bugle’s inception in 2007 it has gained a worldwide fan-base – including a prominent US audience. It has aired almost 300 episodes and averages 1 million downloads a month. With thousands of 5-star reviews on iTunes, it has been described as “a roaring success” by The Independent.
Andy has been a regular on Al Murray’s 7 Day Saturday/Sunday for Radio 5, appearing on upwards of 70 episodes. On BBC Radio 4, he wrote and hosted Andy Zaltzman’s History of the Third Millennium, Series 1 of 100, and The Department, with John Oliver. He has also made regular appearances on topical panel quiz show The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), was featured on The Games Celebrations(Absolute Radio), and guest co-presented on The Dave Gorman Show (Absolute Radio).
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.
Andy’s numerous and diverse TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Newsnight (BBC Two), Sky News, Daily Politics (BBC Two), CNN, The Late and Live Guide to Comedy (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1) and BBC News. In the US, he has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central.
“We had a fantastic day and Andy was the cherry on top! People were in stitches, I have no idea how his brain works like that but the very unique ability to mix cricket and comedy was just exceptional!” Cricketing Dinner