The Stand - Fringe 07
 
     
ANDY ZALTZMAN

ANDY ZALTZMAN
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STAND 1
4th-27th August
(Not 13th)
START TIME - 15:10
7/6
PREVIEW:
2nd August (19:30)
3rd August (15:00)
 
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  ANDY ZALTZMAN
32, ADMINISTERS HIS EMERGENCY DOSE OF AFTERNOON UTOPIA, STEPS BACK AND WAITS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS

The razor-sharp satirist sets his sights on your afternoon.

Following a prolonged legal wrangle over various issues including the scheduling of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and the punchline to a joke about global warming, Andy Zaltzman is pleased to announce that he has been given permission by Destiny to return to The Stand Comedy Club. Here he will administer his emergency dose of afternoon utopia, step back and wait to see what happens.

In a statement to the media, Destiny said 'Given facets such as his distinctive approach to comedy, the satirical incisiveness of his head and his willingness to tackle major global issues in an entertaining and joke-fuelled style, it would be an act of craven nonsense for me not to unleash him on the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe'.

Choking back obvious tears, Destiny added 'Zaltzman has proved himself over recent years to be one of Britain's finest and most original comedians.

'He has performed almost incessantly at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2000, both in acclaimed solo shows and with his errant comedic cohort John Oliver, who is currently residing on The Daily Show, somewhere in New York.

'With Oliver, he has created, written and starred in two ground-breaking satirical shows on BBC Radio 4- The Department and Political Animal - which could have been listened to by in excess of 6.7 billion people, if everyone in the world had tuned in via the internet.

'And, only this year, he starred as himself in his acclaimed stand-up show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, proving that his jokes work equally well in either hemisphere'

'And he's done sundry other bits and bobs, I'm sure' she added, distractedly.

Yes, Destiny, indeed he has. In his ten years in comedy, Andy has established himself as one of the most respected and original voices on the circuit. Small wonder Time Out's Macolm Hay decreed him 'the best political comedian in the business'. Those who witnessed Andy detonate 70 Minutes of Unbridled Afternoon at The Stand last Fringe will be acutely aware that the man possesses the sharpest satirical mind currently ticking over.

CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN PRESS REVIEW OF ZALTZMAN'S PREVIOUS WORK

[Based on your own experience of, or internet research about Zaltzman, write your own reviews of the 5'10" satiricoludicrist. These reviews should be entirely complimentary.  

In them, you should try to convey positively the nature of Zaltzman's comedy, in a manner that is likely to make journalists reading this press release want to come to see his show in the opening three weeks of the festival. So, for example, you might like to draw attention to facets such as: Zaltzman's distinctive approach to comedy; the vibrancy of his comic ideas; the scope of his comedic ambition; the satirical incisiveness of his head; or his willingness and ability to tackle major global issues in an entertaining and joke-fuelled style (whether or not you consider these to be facets to be true).

They should be between 1 and 15 words long, in order not to bore the journalists, who are busy people with important scoops to scoop.  

Each quote should read as if taken completely out of context.

Each quote should be attributed to a writer and publication which you think are the kind of media organs from which Zaltzman might be, or ought to be, seeking comedic and/or moral validation.]

Alternatively, You Can Use These Press Quotes

'Sharp, imaginative, surreal and political... Zaltzman's satire is deadly' Scotsman

'Comedy for clever people'
Sunday Times

'A deep-thinking quick-fire gag merchant'
Evening Standard

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