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Independence day: comedians take on the Scottish referendum

Posted at 1:30 pm, September 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Andy Zaltzman

It’s the big week. Westminster’s top dogs have been frantically campaigning north of the border, the news keeps telling us Scotland will definitely be more and/or less expensive if it goes independent… and London’s political comedians are having a field day. 

What better way to get to grips with the impending referendum than with a good old laugh about it? Here are a few comedy gigs to say aye or nae to.

Andy Zaltzman – Satirist for Hire

Zaltzman’s one of this country’s finest satirical stand-ups, and co-host of ‘The Bugle’ podcast. He’s is back at the Soho Theatre from Monday September 22, and will no doubt will discussing the vote. In fact, he’s written this ridiculously funny piece in which he explains the situation to his son.


Tuesday’s edition of this friendly political gig features activist-comedian and regular Lolitics MC Chris Coltrane and pals sharing their passionate opinions.

Erich McElroy – The British Referendum

This Seattle-born comic, who’s lived in the UK for 14 years and is now a full blown British citizen, makes his case for the union in his ‘no’ show.

The Political Party with Matt Forde

The TalkSport radio DJ and ‘Have I Got News for You’ star records the next episode of his hugely popular political podcast.

See more political comedy in London.

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