Andy Zaltzman (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Zaltzman has decided to create a utopia using a flea circus as a microcosm of humanity and his crowd are going to help. As a vehicle for political yet absurdist humour the structure works well, providing opportunities for potshots at governmental institutions. In places it’s endearingly shambolic, and ends on a slightly apologetic note as he abandons the fleas as a bad idea, but his material ultimately wins out.

The Stand, 558 7272, until 27 Aug (not 13), 3.10pm, £7 (£6).

Andy Zaltzman

  • 3 stars

Endearingly shambolic political yet absurdist humour.

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