Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British stand-up 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 comedians 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 4s satirical show, The Department.
Currently Andy performs as a regular panelist alongside Chris Addison and Sarah Millican on 7 Day Sunday, BBC Radio 5s weekly topical news show. 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 and Yes! Its The Ashes for BBC Radio 5Live.
Andy has 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.
Alongside John Oliver, Andy has co written and hosted 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 Olivers one hour Comedy Central stand up special Terrifying Times, later released on DVD.
Andys first book, a satirical take on the credit crunch entitled Does Anything Eat Bankers?, was published in November 2008 by Old Street Publishing.
The Observer said "Clearly a huge talent. Someone you can expect to hear a lot more of"
The Scotsman said "In an age of identikit comics, Zaltzman's sharp, wide-eyed routines shine brightly"
Edinburgh Evening News said "In a world where so many stand-ups recycle the same stale gags, Andy Zaltzman comes as a blessed relief… enormously funny, thoroughly rewarding"