Andy Zaltzman announces The Zaltgeist tour

Thursday 6th June 2024, 10:54am

Andy Zaltzman

The News Quiz host and soon-to-be Taskmaster contestant Andy Zaltzman has announced a new stand-up tour.

The Zaltgeist will visit venues in the UK and Ireland between November 2024 and April 2025.

His agents confirm: "Chair of The News Quiz, host of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, Test Match Special statistician and just-reported future Taskmaster Series 18 star, Andy Zaltzman is set to embark on his biggest UK tour to date with a brand-new show, The Zaltgeist. The 46-date UK & IRE tour will start in November 2024 and run to April 2025, including dates in Cardiff, Salford, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Belfast and London.

The show's blurb explains: "With the 3rd millennium almost 2.5% complete, The Zaltgeist sees one of the UK's leading satirical comedians assess the state of Planet Earth and its most famous and controversial species - the human race. Andy will attempt to concoct vaguely plausible answers to perennial questions such as What?, Who?, Where?, and above all Why? He will also try to harness the unharnessable power of technology to find solutions for the world's various problems and ailments, as requested by the audiences at each show."

A full list of dates is below. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Friday 7th June from sites including Ticketmaster

November 2024

1 READING South Street Arts Centre (Warm-up)

2 CORSHAM Pound Arts Centre (Warm-up)

3 GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

9 MONMOUTH Savoy Theatre

10 EXETER Phoenix

16 WINCHESTER Theatre Royal

17 BRIGHTON Old Market

21 LEICESTER Y Theatre

22 SWINDON Arts Centre

23 BRIDPORT Electric Palace

26 LONDON Leicester Square Theatre

30 LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre

December 2024

1 BATH Komedia

6 MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm

8 WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall

January 2025

11 CAMBRIDGE Junction

12 CHELTENHAM Pillar Room

17 CARDIFF Sherman Theatre

18 LONDON Bloomsbury Theatre

19 OXFORD Playhouse

24 LEEDS City Varieties

25 NOTTINGHAM Playhouse

26 SALFORD The Lowry Quays Theatre


February 2025

1 PLYMOUTH University Main Hall

7 CHORLEY Theatre


9 SHEFFIELD Memorial Hall

14 SALISBURY Arts Centre


21 DURHAM Gala Theatre

23 EDINBURGH The Stand

24 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree

28 SHREWESBURY Theatre Severn

March 2025

1 NORWICH Playhouse

2 COLCHESTER Arts Centre

5 WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre

6 FARNHAM Maltings


28 BELFAST Limelight

29 DUBLIN Liberty Hall

30 GLASGOW The Stand

April 2025

2 CANTERBURY Gulbenkian

3 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre

6 BRISTOL Tobacco Factory Theatre

25 MILTON KEYNES The Stables

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