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Does BBC comedy have a left-wing bias? Andy Zaltzman on political satire, offensive jokes and cauliflower Trump

Why it’s so important to be able to joke about politics.

The New Statesman’s Britain editor Anoosh Chakelian interviews the satirist and broadcaster Andy Zaltzman, the host of Radio 4’s The News Quiz and the podcast The Bugle

Ahead of his Satirist for Hire tour, they talk about the history of political comedy, whether there are some topics too serious to joke about, and if you can really have political balance in comedy.

Plus, they discover what Zaltzman and Boris Johnson have in common.

You can find out more details about Zaltzman’s live shows and buy tickets at andyzaltzman.co.uk.

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