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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
'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,
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
'Comedy for clever people'
'A deep-thinking quick-fire gag merchant'
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