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Andy Zaltzman
Andy Zaltzman

Andy Zaltzman

  • 49 years old
  • British
  • Writer and stand-up comedian
The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman

Andy Zaltzman is a British comedian and author whose material largely focuses on sports and politics. He is known for co-writing BBC Radio 4 sketch show Tonight, and for hosting his own topical/political stand-up sketch show Political Animal, alongside John Oliver.

Year Production Role
2024 Andy Zaltzman: The Zaltgeist Coming Soon Self
2024 The News Quiz - Series 114
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2024 The News Quiz - Series 114
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2024 The News Quiz - Series 113
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2024 The News Quiz - Series 113
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2023 The News Quiz - Series 112
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2023 The News Quiz - Series 112
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2023 The News Quiz - Series 111
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2023 The News Quiz - Series 111
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 110
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 110
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Host / Presenter
2022 'Whatever Next?' With Miles Jupp
  1. E1 - Episode One
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 109
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 109
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 109
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Host / Presenter
2022 Hay Festival Self
2022 The News Quiz - Series 108
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2022 The News Quiz - Series 108
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Host / Presenter
2022 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire Self
2022 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire Writer
2021 The News Quiz - Series 107
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 107
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 106
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 106
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 105
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 105
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2021 Future Empire-fect
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2021 Future Empire-fect
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2021 Breaking The News - Series 18
  1. E5 - Episode Four
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 104
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2021 The News Quiz - Series 104
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2020 Breaking The News - Series 17
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Corona Free Breaking the News
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2020 The News Quiz - Series 103
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2020 The News Quiz - Series 103
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2020 Breaking The News - Series 16
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2020 The News Quiz - Series 102
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
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2020 Stuart Goldsmith's Infinite Sofa
  1. E15 - Episode Fifteen
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2020 The Now Show - Series 56
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2020 The Now Show - Series 56
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2020 The News Quiz - Series 101
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. E8 - Episode Eight
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2019 The Now Show - Series 55
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2019 The News Quiz - Series 100
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2019 Breaking The News - Series 13
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2019 Andy Zaltzman: CTRL+Z Self
2019 Political Animal Host / Presenter
2019 The Bugle Live Host / Presenter
2019 The Tringe Self
2019 The News Quiz - Series 99
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
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2019 The Now Show - Series 54
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2019 The Now Show - Series 54
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2018 The Now Show - Series 53
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2018 The Now Show - Series 53
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2018 Empire-ical Evidence Host / Presenter
2018 Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers. Self
2018 The Bugle Live Host / Presenter
2018 The News Quiz - Series 96
  1. E4 - Episode Four
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2018 The Now Show - Series 52
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 52
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2018 The News Quiz - Series 95
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
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2018 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 4
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Self
2018 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire Self
2017 The Now Show - Series 51
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2017 The Now Show - Series 51
  1. E4 - Episode Four
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2017 Political Animal Self
2017 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire (World of 2017 Special Edition) Self
2017 The Bugle Live Podcast Self
2017 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 3
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Self
2017 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2017
  1. E1 - Episode One
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2017 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2017
  1. E1 - Episode One
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2017 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 2
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2017 The Now Show - Series 50
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer
2017 The Now Show - Series 50
  1. E1 - Episode One
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2017 The Reunion
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2017 More Money Than Sense Guest
2016 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire Self
2016 Andy Zaltzman: 2016 - The Certifiable History Self
2016 The Now Show - Series 49
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2016 The Now Show - Series 49
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2016 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 1
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Self
2016 Fred MacAulay's Wet Hot Political Summer Guest
2016 Political Animal Self
2016 Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z Self
2016 The Now Show - Series 48
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2016 The Now Show - Series 48
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2016 Keep Calman Carry On - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
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2015 The Now Show - Series 47
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2015 The Now Show - Series 47
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2015 Russell Howard's Good News - Series 10
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Writer (Additional Material)
2015 The Now Show - Series 46
  1. E3 - Episode Three
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2015 The Now Show - Series 46
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2015 It's A Funny Old Week
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2015 Newzoids - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
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2015 Rory Bremner's Election Report Writer (Additional Material)
2015 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2015
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2015 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2015
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2015 Dilemma - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2015 The Now Show - Series 45
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2015 The Now Show - Series 45
  1. E4 - Episode Four
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2014 Funny Old Year - Series 3
  1. A Funny Old Year 2014
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2014 The Rest Is History - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2014 The Alternative Comedy Experience - Series 2
  1. E10 - Niche Comedy
  2. E13 - Silent Reflection
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2014 Fuckstorm 3001 - Daniel Kitson, Alun Cochrane and Andy Zaltzman Self
2014 Political Animal - Scottishreferendogeddon 2014 Self
2014 Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire Self
2014 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 3
  1. E5 - Penny Pinching And Austerity
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2014 The Now Show - Series 43
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer
2014 The Now Show - Series 43
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2014 7 Day Saturday - Series 6
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Regular Panellist
2014 The Now Show - Series 42
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2014 The Now Show - Series 42
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2013 Funny Old Year - Series 2
  1. 2013: A Funny Old Year
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2013 Bremner's One Question Quiz Self
2013 The Manuscript
  1. E5 - Episode Five
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2013 Rory Goes To Holyrood Self
2013 The Alternative Comedy Experience - Series 1
  1. E5 - Rice Pudding
  2. E6 - Danger Comedians
  3. E11 - Love Me
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2013 The Now Show - Series 39
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2013 The Now Show - Series 39
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2012 Dave's One Night Stand - Series 4
  1. E1 - Al Murray
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2012 7 Day Saturday - Series 4
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Regular Panellist
2012 The Now Show - The Now Show 2012 - Live!
  1. E2 - Episode Two
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2012 The Now Show - The Now Show 2012 - Live!
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2012 Late 'N' Live Guide To Comedy
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Self
2012 7 Day Saturday - Series 3
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Regular Panellist
2011 Tonight - Series 1
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2011 Tonight - Series 1
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Self
2011 My Funniest Year - Series 1
  1. E3 - Chris Addison: 2001
Writer (Additional Material)
2011 Political Animal Self
2011 Andy Zaltzman: Armchair Revolutionary Self
2011 The Now Show - Series 34
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2011 The Now Show - Series 34
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2011 Russell Howard's Good News - Series 4
  1. E6 - Episode Six
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2010 7 Day Saturday - Series 2
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Regular Panellist
2010 Political Animal Self
2010 Andy Zaltzman: Swears To Tell The Truth, The Half Truth And Everything But The Truth Self
2010 The Now Show - Series 31
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2010 The Now Show - Series 31
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2010 Bremner, Bird And Fortune: The Daily Wind Up
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2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
  4. E12 - Episode Twelve
Writer
2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
  4. E12 - Episode Twelve
Self
2010 7 Day Saturday - Series 1
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2009 Andy Zaltzman's History Of The Third Millennium Writer
2009 Andy Zaltzman's History Of The Third Millennium Host / Presenter
2009 I Guess That's Why They Call It The News (as Andy Zaltsman)
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2009 The Now Show - Series 28
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Self
2009 Yes, It's The Ashes
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2009 The News Quiz - Series 68
  1. E5 - Episode Five
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2008 Silly Money
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Writer (Additional Material)
2008 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
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2008 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 7
  1. E7 - Episode Six
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2008 Political Animal - Series 2
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Host / Presenter
2008 The Now Show - Series 24
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer
2008 The Now Show - Series 24
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2008 The Late Edition - Series 6
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Ensemble Actor
2008 Transatlantic Host / Presenter
2008 28 Acts In 28 Minutes - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2007 The News Quiz - Series 63
  1. Special - News Quiz of the Year
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2007 The Now Show - Series 23
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2007 The Now Show - Series 23
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2007 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
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2007 The News Quiz - Series 62
  1. E6 - Episode Six
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2007 Political Animal - Series 1
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Host / Presenter
2006 The Now Show - Series 20
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
2006 The Now Show - Series 20
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Christmas Special
Writer
2006 The Now Show - Series 20
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Christmas Special
Self
2006 The News Quiz - Series 60
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - The News Quiz of the Year 2006
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2006 The Department - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Tax and Public Spending
  2. E2 - Terrorism
  3. E3 - Trade
  4. E4 - Immigration
  5. E5 - Science and Technology
  6. E6 - Making Britain Great Again
Writer
2006 The Department - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Tax and Public Spending
  2. E2 - Terrorism
  3. E3 - Trade
  4. E4 - Immigration
  5. E5 - Science and Technology
  6. E6 - Making Britain Great Again
Lazlo Wolfe
2006 The Now Show - Series 19
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2006 The Now Show - Series 19
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2006 The News Quiz - Series 59
  1. E5 - Episode Four
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2006 The Now Show - Series 17
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2005 Political Animal - Edinburgh Festival Special Host / Presenter
2005 The Now Show - Series 16
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2005 The Now Show - Series 16
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2005 The Department - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Crime and Punishment
  2. E2 - Democracy
  3. E3 - The Environment
  4. E4 - Europe
  5. E5 - Health
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2005 The Department - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Crime and Punishment
  2. E2 - Democracy
  3. E3 - The Environment
  4. E4 - Europe
  5. E5 - Health
Lazlo Wolfe
2005 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
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2005 The Now Show - Series 15
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2005 The Now Show - Series 15
  1. E3 - Episode Three
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2004 The Now Show - Series 14
  1. E3 - Episode Three
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2004 The Now Show - Series 14
  1. E3 - Episode Three
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2004 The Now Show - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
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2004 The Now Show - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
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2004 Parsons And Naylor's Pull-Out Sections - Series 6
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
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2004 The Department - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
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2004 The Department - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
Lazlo Wolfe
2003 Spanking New On 7 - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
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Andy Zaltzman Versus The Dog Of Doom Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Andy Zaltzman on IMDb

Born
Sunday 6th October 1974 (49 years-old)
Nationality
British

Educated at Holmewood House School and Tonbridge School, Zaltzman went on to achieve a degree in Classics from University College, Oxford. While at university, he was sports editor for The Oxford Student[/I[].

Zaltzman has been a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe since 1999, when he was a finalist at the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition along with fellow future stars Russell Howard, David O'Doherty, and Josie Long. His debut full-length show at the Fringe was called Andy Zaltzman Versus The Dog Of Doom, and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Comedy Awards in 2001.

Zaltzman has carried out a lot of work with regular comedy partner John Oliver, and together they made Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle. Political Animal was a stand-up show that invited several comedians to perform political-themed comedy. Since 2006 Zaltzman has hosted solo.

Zatlzman's performance style and delivery is known for its verbal dexterity and liberal use of puns, and on [I]The Bugle podcast he often goes on extended 'pun runs', linking several together in a row. This podcast is one of the biggest in the history of iTunes.

From 2010 to 2015 he was a regular panellist on the BBC Radio 5 Live topical panel show 7 Day Saturday, alongside such comedians as Al Murray, Chris Addison, and Rebecca Front.

Zaltzman has appeared numerous times on comedy television programmes including Unspun With Matt Forde, Russell Howard's Good News, and Dave's One Night Standp/g]. On BBC Radio 4 he also wrote and hosted his own show, Andy Zaltzman's History Of The Third Millennium.

Zaltzman is a regular and avid follower of politics, and this has led to several appearance on The Now Showe and The News Quiz, as well as his own live tours, such as Andy Zaltman: Satirist For Hire, which likewise feature material poking fun at current affairs,

With a keen interest in sport as well as politics, Zaltzman has hosted cricket show Yes! It's The Ashes on BBC Radio 5 Live and is also a regular guest on sporting punditry show Fighting Talk.

National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast (Longlisted (The Bugle))
ThreeWeeks Editors' Awards 2018
Editors' Award (Winner)
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award 2007
The Piece Of Wood (Winner)
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2001
Best Newcomer (Nominee)
So You Think You're Funny? 1999
Main Prize (Nominee)

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