But his gentler comedy style might also have been a factor. “Yes. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. If some listeners felt the quiz template had become a bit tired after 47 years on the airwaves, Zaltzman wants to make sure the new series is “not just questions and answers – to try to make the format slightly more dynamic than it has been at times in the past”. … Our dad [Zechariah Zaltzman] is a very funny man. I kept thinking, "I've got nothing." Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Last Friday,  the 45-year-old took over as host of The News Quiz. I work best in conversation and touring has never appealed to me. Writer and star of Radio 4's "The Department" alongside Chris Addison and Andy Zaltzman . They talk about why the festival circuit was important for Andy and other comics working their way up in the UK. We are both podcasters, but I don't listen to Answer Me This! We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Neither Helen or I are natural clowns or performers, so verbal dexterity is our strength. Rick is a proper human being who works in business, but he's our black sheep. I started mining the seam of bullshit when I was sports editor of a student newspaper: my articles were always an odd mix of inter-college rugby matches and absurd, made-up events that never happened. The... – Listen to Episode 1194 - Andy Zaltzman by WTF with Marc Maron Podcast instantly on your tablet, phone or browser - no downloads needed. Andrew “Andy” Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport related material. For me, I was frankly hideous and weird at school, but I never got picked on because I could deflect with humour. Non sono richiesti download o registrazioni. He had a very lonely childhood – he was the only child on a remote farm in South Africa. Zaltzman delivered his son at home due to his wife entering labour suddenly. I didn't want to be a classicist or a comedian. I feel weird when people bill me as a comedian because I feel I haven't earned my stripes in live performance. Zaltzman’s response is characteristically thoughtful and level-headed. Last week the BBC’s new director-general, Tim Davie, used his introductory speech to stress the importance of impartiality – prompting articles asking whether the corporation’s comedy was impartial enough. Coming to you live in glorious Sport-o-scope - every week throughout summer 2016 - Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Nish Kumar and the Guardian’s Paul MacInnes and Jacob Steinberg to discuss the future of the one-handed backhand, the Estonian hold in the Wife Carrying World Championships, and new post-Brexit stops on the sporting calendar “Impartiality is a difficult thing in comedy, because I don’t know how you define it. Writer and star of Radio 4's "The Department" alongside Chris Addison and Andy Zaltzman . We have differences: I am a satirist, while Helen has a very perceptive, dry humour. Our scorer Andy Zaltzman was rather appropriately providing key numbers from his 'Stats shed' at home. It actually looked like somewhere Caractacus Potts or … Satirist For Hire is going on tour. If you tuned in to that Radio 4 comedy warhorse, at some point you will have realised things were a touch more surreal than usual. Andrew Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport-related material.. I don't think I ever thought that "funny" was a commodity that I could use. Rowan Atkinson thinks The Big Bang Theory is funnier than modern British comedy – where’s he Bean? It was really, really awful, in a way that made me think, "I should not do this, ever again." “That is one of the challenges of doing topical political or satirical comedy. Rick was a baby and Andy was on the way when he decided to do it and he's still doing it, 40 years on. Does he ever wake up and find the news too dark to joke about? Yes, she is Andy’s sister. I have two children, and I hope I'd support them if they wanted to be comics like my father did, but I'm not sure if I'd want to [perform] at the same gig. Mum was pretty shocked, because the guy she married was this earner with a sports car and a few years later he was welding things to things. Andy writes everything and prepares meticulously, whereas I research material and don't think about the delivery. Bolt, booing and Team GB's gold glut - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport. Ask her about podcasting, or Serial. Ryan Lochte, Paralympics, and the world's biggest scrum - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. You can’t have all the comedy being neutral – you need to balance the opposing views.” That balance is “clearly needed”, he says – and he’s working hard to make sure The News Quiz has “a balance of pundits – politically, geographically” (though he can’t yet confirm who will appear in future episodes). Need a laugh? "When you’re a sculptor, you can’t tell your kids to go get a job" …. Hari Karthikeya Kondabolu (Telugu: హరి కొండబోలు; born October 21, 1982) is an American stand-up comic, actor, filmmaker, and podcast host.His comedy covers subjects such as race, inequity, and Indian stereotypes.He was a writer for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and the creator of the 2017 documentary film The Problem with Apu Andrew Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport related material. Humour came late to me: I got into Python when I was about 14 or 15 and I discovered the radio show On the Hour and The Day Today on television. My good friend Josie Long and I ran a comedy club together, called Sunday Night Adventure Club, in Crystal Palace. I don't think I consciously started gathering material; it just felt like humour was a valuable resource in my family, because we don't really talk emotionally or intimately with each other. The Corporation’s Director of Conspicuous Evenhandedness explained that the ‘silent Prom’ would allow everyone to imagine the music and lyrics they personally want to hear being played. His sister Helen Zaltzman is a comedian and podcaster. Oliver met his wife, Kate Norley , when he was covering the 2008 Republican Convention for The Daily Show (1996). Often writes and performs with friend Andy Zaltzman. Sometime in 1974 he inexpliably shrank into a minor-grade fetus and implanted himself in the uterus of the woman who was to become his mother. So it might have been a defence mechanism for him. Zaltzman's wife is a barrister and they have two children, a daughter born January 2007 and a son born December 2008. Andy Zaltzman interview: 'Impartiality is a difficult thing in comedy' As he takes over Radio 4's satirical news quiz, the cricket-loving comic talks BBC bias and the challenges of … But my brother works in business, so it worked on the three of us in different ways. As he takes over Radio 4's satirical news quiz, the cricket-loving comic talks BBC bias and the challenges of joking through a pandemic. Satirist For Hire is going on tour. I don't think either Andy or I ever consciously considered comedy; we just never ruled it out. You have to find the nub of an issue, beyond the headlines and the initial sense of, in this case, a broader bleakness.”. Photograph: Zechariah Zaltzman. There’s a reason “facts” are penalised: Zaltzman’s approach to the news usually involves a torrent of fake names and plausible-sounding lies. Andrew Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport related material. . ‘Will that do?’ he said. The internet has opened up new ways for making comedy; it's enabled people not to have to go through a BBC commissioning process or do years on the standup circuit to be successful. I wanted to be a sports journalist, for which a classics degree is even more useless. There are a number of offspring of comedians on the circuit – I know Mark Steel's son is doing very well at an alarmingly young age – so it could become a family business. As a big cricket fan, you naturally develop the gallows humour of English cricket; I'm sure we lost to countries that didn't even exist at times. He's really driven, while Andy and I only do things if they're due the next day. My emotional Elvis-style comeback went OK, and comedy slowly became my default career. He has worked extensively with John Oliver; their work together includes Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle. Andrew "Andy" Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political material. If you wanted to go off and be creative, that was a valid lifestyle choice in his mind. The man is just not funny, not funny at all. I get my regular dosage of John Oliver human from the Times Online’s “Bugle” podcast featuring John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Hari Karthikeya Kondabolu (Telugu: హరి కొండబోలు; born October 21, 1982) is an American stand-up comic, actor, filmmaker, and podcast host.His comedy covers subjects such as race, inequity, and Indian stereotypes.He was a writer for Totally Biased with … More recently, Zaltzman strung together 31 dog-related puns in a long, surreal story about Lou Reed and his wife, Laurie Anderson, playing a concert for dogs. When Marc first met Andy Zaltzman, Andy was in his element at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ascolta Wimbledon, Wife Carrying, And A Wild Day In Stoke – Andy Zaltzman's Summer Of Sport e dodici altri episodi di Andy Zaltzman's Summer Of Sport gratuitamente! I never really did standup because I saw a lot of Andy when he started, and it never appealed. Our older brother, Rick, is also really funny but he's brusquer. Twitter: @helenzaltzman One thing I can't stomach is the puns ... he and our father go for puns in a very big way, but maybe I overcame that gene. Zaltzman hopes “to bring a bit of inventiveness” to the show, he tells me on the phone from south London, where he lives with his barrister wife and two children, 11 and 13. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/WeeklyYouTube Facebook: http://bit.ly/WeeklyFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/WeeklyTwitter Subscribe: http://bit.ly/WeeklyYouTube Facebook: http://bit.ly/WeeklyFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/WeeklyTwitter When one of us said, "Dad, I don't really know what I want to do," or "I'm off to make a living from standup or something equally stupid" there was really no way our father could turn to us and say, "No, get a proper job." His career gave us permission to take creative and financial risks: when you're a sculptor, you can't tell your kids to go get a job. “Back in 2003, I worked on a fairly low profile and rapidly cancelled show on BBC Three. It will commence at the following dates.You are invited to email your satirico-query to [email protected], including the date of the show you’ll be attending, Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. His comment came after … Photograph: Zechariah Zaltzman, Andy Zaltzman: 'I didn't want to be a comedian. I don't know what gig Helen saw that put her off doing standup, but I think I have put off some people from ever watching standup again. Often writes and performs with friend Andy Zaltzman. Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Nish Kumar and the Guardian’s Paul MacInnes and Jacob Steinberg to discuss the future of the one-handed backhand, the Estonian hold in the Wife … It was all bits and pieces of freelance, until I started making Answer Me This! I call myself a podcaster, which wasn't a job when I started doing it. I worked in TV for a bit, did stuff on radio and wrote for The Now Show. He takes over the News Quiz chair at a time when BBC comedy is under the spotlight. Or maybe it was when another had a point deducted for “using facts” – leaving them trailing behind the audience, who were also asking the questions. Photograph: Kate Burton/Ivan Kyncl, Helen Zaltzman: 'We don’t really listen to each other’s stuff.' I probably peaked as a human being for attributes such as attention span and seriousness when I was about 10 – it's been downhill ever since. Particularly in the early weeks and months of the crisis... You don’t want to be making comedy out of tragedy.” His solution is to zero-in on quirky, overlooked details. In a sense, what is being sought is a balance of partialities. John Cornelius "Funky Stuff" Oliver is half of the superhuman duo (which also includes Andy "Pass Me The Zalt" Zaltzman) that is responsible for The Bugle, (default source of news worldwide).Oliver moved to New York city in the United States in 2006, and is therefore well placed to bring the news from the western side of the Atlantic to the Bugle. Kumar’s passionate, high-energy comedy is often driven by anger. Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Being on the circuit looked relentless. More recently, Zaltzman strung together 31 dog-related puns in a long, surreal story about Lou Reed and his wife, Laurie Anderson, playing a concert for dogs. I was quite a serious child. The man is just not funny, not funny at all. But we don't really listen to each other's stuff. But our parents are supportive and so sweet about our careers. It isn’t easy to bring something fresh to a show in its 103rd series, but Andy Zaltzman seems to have managed it. If Zaltzman was more to the cricketers’ taste, that shouldn’t be a surprise. Oliver met his wife, Kate Norley , when he was covering the 2008 Republican Convention for The Daily Show (1996). Description: Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests from the Guardian and the world of comedy give their take on everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. It’s a kind of mischievous satire that will be familiar to fans of The Bugle, the cult comedy podcast he started in 2007 with John Oliver. I must be a huge fan of John Oliver, because the more I hear Andy Zaltzman, the more I hate him. I got into comedy by accident. I wanted to be a sports journalist.' But I was persuaded by my now-wife and a standup friend to have another go at it. But it highlighted that even then there was a concern for balance, not always directed in the right way.”, The Coronavirus pandemic has made this a difficult year for satire, and the landscape has darkened yet further with this week’s reports of a coming second wave. Andy and Helen Zaltzman on where their humour comes from. Andy and Helen Zaltzman on where their humour comes from, All in the family: the Zaltzman comedy siblings, "When you’re a sculptor, you can’t tell your kids to go get a job" … Helen and Andy Zaltzman. I must be a huge fan of John Oliver, because the more I hear Andy Zaltzman, the more I hate him. Thinking about it, the main reason we have two comedians in the family is simply: no one ever told us not to. By contrast, Zaltzman usually approaches the headlines with a sense of bemused or exhausted resignation – a mood captured in his News Quiz riff on the recent Proms palaver: “The BBC has announced that it will broadcast in full the first ever ‘silent Prom’, live from the Albert Hall. (“Strambert Hoggis, the minister for speculative policy announcements, explained...”) It dates back to his days as sports editor of Oxford’s student newspaper, when he would sneak in reports of entirely fictional matches. For starters, he is “obsessed with cricket”, and puts his encyclopaedic knowledge of batting averages to use in his other radio job, as Test Match Special’s scorer and statistician. I thought it would be fun to have a pun run reading at our wedding and began to pester whomever reads The Bugle email in an attempt to get Mr. Zaltzman… Definitely. It will commence at the following dates.You are invited to email your satirico-query to [email protected], including the date of the show you’ll be attending, I had a brief go at the Edinburgh Festival when I was finishing university but then didn't do it again for a couple of years. Coming to you live in glorious Sport-o-scope - every week throughout summer 2016 - Andy Zaltzman and guests so special we can’t say here, give their insight into the summer’s sporting bonanza: everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Since Oliver quit in 2016 to focus on his TV career, Zaltzman has skewered the news with a rotating line-up of guests – including his sister Helen, herself a famous podcaster – all united by their groaning disdain for his elaborate puns. When I was a child, I had a school report saying I had to develop a sense of humour; I've had audiences tell me this as well. With hits like Answer Me This and Radiotopia’s The Allusionist under her belt, her joining The Bugle is an issue the competition commission should have an issue with. Yeah, looking it at it this way, I'd rather they chose her path over mine. Andy Zaltzman is bringing his show Satirist for Hire to Australia.. Zaltzman and Oliver shared a passion for politics and satire and soon found themselves working together on … Zaltzman hopes “to bring a bit of inventiveness” to the show, he tells me on the phone from south London, where he lives with his barrister wife and two children, 11 and 13. It happened to coincide with the Iraq War, and we were asked if we were going to make jokes critical of George W Bush that there should also be some critical of Saddam Hussein – which seems fairly ludicrous, in the sense that no one was suggesting that Saddam Hussein was right. Andrew "Andy" Zaltzman (born 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely focuses on political material. It’s French and Saunders to the rescue. • Andy Zaltzman's show Satirist for Hire will embark on a UK tour from 14 September, including six consecutive nights at the Soho Theatre from 22 September, How does one family produce two successful comedians? John Cornelius "Funky Stuff" Oliver is half of the superhuman duo (which also includes Andy "Pass Me The Zalt" Zaltzman) that is responsible for The Bugle, (default source of news worldwide).Oliver moved to New York city in the United States in 2006, and is therefore well placed to bring the news from the western side of the Atlantic to the Bugle. Helen and Andy Zaltzman. I remember having Sunday lunch with the family when I was about five, and Rick and Andy [her older brothers] were sharing funny anecdotes about what had happened to them at school. I don't think my home was particularly uproarious, but we always made each other laugh. But humourist and professional wit sounds too twatty and vague. • Helen Zaltzman is presenting the Guardian Masterclass Essentials of Podcasting on 20 September. When I do listen to Andy on The Bugle, I can forget he's my brother. . Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Nish Kumar and the Guardian’s Paul MacInnes and Jacob Steinberg to discuss the future of the one-handed backhand, the Estonian hold in the Wife … My wife is a criminal barrister, so they could go into legal reform, or the silly route. Andrew “Andy” Zaltzman (born 6 October 1974) is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport related material. Dad did his own thing by becoming a sculptor. Dad was a management consultant before he became a sculptor. In the 1970's Andy "Noddy Holder" Zaltzman had a number of hits with the rock band Slade, including "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "The Lord Is My Keeper". and I know she doesn't listen to The Bugle, so it's not something we exchange tips on. The recent hand-wringing about balance is nothing new. Helen is a podcasting legend. As a child, Andy fought in the Lady Esmerelda Memorial Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Major in the 102 Big Guns whilst wagin… People ask, "Is there sibling rivalry between you two, as podcasters?" I did a classics degree at Oxford. We find the same things funny, but our styles are very different. ‘Now, please, everyone, leave me be.’”, The News Quiz airs on Radio 4 on Friday at 6.30pm. I get my regular dosage of John Oliver human from the Times Online’s “Bugle” podcast featuring John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Zaltzman, who lives in London with his wife Miranda and the children, was speaking before heading to our shores to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – where he is currently performing – and the Sydney Comedy Festival, which opens on April 24. The remark was made by comedian Andy Zaltzman during the Christian O'Connell Manifesto show on Radio 5 Live. Perhaps it was when one guest was interrupted by a robotic “cyber-satirist”. Helen Zaltzman. Andy Zaltzman wrote a reading for my wedding My wife and I are big Bugle fans and have bonded over "bad" jokes, puns, and a generally quirky sense of humor. Zaltzman’s Wikipedia page mentions that in 2014 he “performed at the Lord’s Taverners charity Christmas lunch without incident.” Some wag has clearly added “without incident” as a joke directed at former News Quiz host and frequent Bugle guest Nish Kumar, who memorably had a bread roll thrown at him by an aggrieved audience-member during his own performance at that annual cricket-lovers’ do last year. 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