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Andy Zaltzman – Armchair Revolutionary (Andy Zaltzman / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Andy Zaltzman muses on the world outside, how he can make a difference in it, and faces his own demise – all from the comfort of his armchair. You’d be forgiven for not expecting such finger-on-the-pulse satire from a man with clown hair and an arrow sticking through his head. Yet the show is punctuated by pre-recorded radio broadcasts and phone calls, which turn this hour of stand-up into a highly witty reactionary piece, which, as Zaltzman freely tells us, had to morph quickly to include the London riots, and does so with ease. This is comedy that takes the real and the satirical and sends it spiralling away into the surreal and a bundle of barrelling similes.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 4.25pm (5.35pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp39.
tw rating 4/5