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2019 - The Certifiable History
Andy Zaltzman, host of the long-running worldwide hit satirical podcast The Bugle, returns to Soho Theatre with the fourth edition of his stand-up review of the global year.
2019 has been another classic 12-months-of-mayhem effort by Planet Earth, as a frankly bizarre decade spluttered stroppily towards its end. As one of more than 7 billion people to have lived through the entirety of 2019, Zaltzman is uniquely qualified to reflect on, for example, the ongoing nation-sundering Brexit squabblings in Britain, humanity’s breakneck progress and equally breakneck regressions, and how the world’s inhabitants are (a) dealing with, and (b) skilfully ignoring, the various challenges looming over them.
Andy toured the USA with The Bugle Live this year, and spent much of the summer snout down in the Cricket World Cup, partly due to his role as a cricket statistician for BBC Radio’s iconic Test Match Special, partly in a deeply scientific research project on the extent to which the human brain can shut out all relevant forms of reality.
Armed with this knowledge, and assisted by his Bugle co-star Alice Fraser, Zaltzman will pass his unarguable, definitive historical verdict on the year even as it is still warm and twitching, and consign it to the history books, where it undoubtedly belongs.
Andy Zaltzman delivers his clued-up political comedy with surreal similes and often punchlines of pure silliness and has become an Edinburgh Festival staple. He writes a regular cricket blog for Cricinfo and co-presents The Bugle, a weekly satirical podcast for TimesOnline with John Oliver. 'A purveyor of subtle but excellent political satire' (Julian Hall, The Independent) '... a masterful comedian, running through a variety of original material with ease and intelligence… his blend of intellect and comic timing make him a must-see at the Fringe this year' (Katy King, Three Weeks) 'Probably the best satirical comic we’ve produced in the last two decades. Intelligent, biting and silly' (Time Out) 'Political comedy at its best' (Sunday Times).
See Andy Zaltzman tour dates
- 21 Dean Street
- W1D 3NE