Andy Zaltzman

Want a Cheap Night Out? Go to Your Local Comedy Club and You're Laughing

Jody Thompson | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

When was the last time you laughed so hard your face actually ached? When you chortled consistently for so long that your sides really were threatening to split, and at the very least, your ribs were begging for respite?

Apple Announces 1 Billion Podcast Subscriptions In iTunes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech

Although its $50 billion App Store stats might be a little sexier, Apple has announced a major milestone for that forgotten child of iTunes - podcasti...

Autumn's Biggest Charity Comedy Gigs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Say what you like about stand-up comedians (and they do), but they're a charitable bunch. We've rounded up some of the finest UK comedy nights being h...

What We Have Learned This Week: Hosni Mubarak is a Natural-Born Opinion-Splitter

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

Hosni Mubarak, the former 29-time Egyptian President Of The Year, has this week had the world bickering over whether or not (and to what extent) he is or isn't still alive, just as, for so many years, he had had the self-same planet squabbling over whether or not (and to what extent) he was or wasn't a goodie or a baddie.

What the World Has Learned This Week: The Jubilee Bank Holiday Bonanza

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

Personally, I view the Royal Family much as a football-sceptic must view the hype and fervour generated by England going to a World Cup. I take minimal interest in it, do not fully understand what the fuss is about, would rather my nation devoted itself to more important matters, and will probably only tune in if it went to penalties. Which it has not done since 1649.

What the World Has Learned This Week: Kim Jong-Un Has Much to Learn

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

The young North Korea boss and trainee despot has an unenviably difficult task stepping into the crazy shoes of his bonkers father, and attempting to waddle around in them with a similarly jaunty gait.

The Purple Cow Returns

Andrew Taylor | Posted 12.06.2012 | Home
Andrew Taylor

Returning for its fourth year on London's Southbank, the E4 Udderbelly boasts London's largest programme of live comedy alongside cabaret, dance and family entertainment.

What the World Has Learned This Week

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

David Cameron's government has received considerable criticism for its jauntily unorthodox fomenting of a non-existent crisis. The British public heroically responded to the absent threat by springing into inaction and doing what it has always done best - needlessly queuing.

The Last Post: The Times Pulls Comedy Podcast 'The Bugle'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Bad news for fans of the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle - its paymaster The Times has pulled the plug. John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman's weekly "...