A new age of austerity, riots on our streets, phone hacking, the prospect of global economic meltdown...not since the 1980s has Britain needed its sharp-tongued satirists to pour a healthy dollop of scorn on these uncertain and tumultuous times.

And who better to do that than the country's most well-known satirical impressionist, Rory Bremner? He hosts Tonight, a brand new topical satire show for Radio 4.

Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them.

He believes only then will people laugh at the truth.

So expect a blend of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.

Regular performers will include Political Animal veteran Andy Zaltzman and the multi-talented impressionist Kate O'Sullivan with a special guest each week.


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0103 2011102720111030A new age of austerity, riots on our streets, phone hacking, the prospect of global economic meltdown...not since the 1980s has Britain needed its sharp-tongued satirists to pour a healthy dollop of scorn on these uncertain and tumultuous times.
And who better to do that than the country's most well-known satirical impressionist, Rory Bremner? He hosts Tonight, a brand new topical satire show for Radio 4.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them.
He believes only then will people laugh at the truth.
So expect a blend of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.
Regular performers will include Political Animal veteran Andy Zaltzman and the multi-talented impressionist Kate O'Sullivan with a special guest each week.
0104 LAST 2011110320111106A new age of austerity, riots on our streets, phone hacking, the prospect of global economic meltdown...not since the 1980s has Britain needed its sharp-tongued satirists to pour a healthy dollop of scorn on these uncertain and tumultuous times.
And who better to do that than the country's most well-known satirical impressionist, Rory Bremner? He hosts Tonight, a brand new topical satire show for Radio 4.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. He believes only then will people laugh at the truth. So expect a blend of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.
Regular performers will include Political Animal veteran Andy Zaltzman and the multi-talented impressionist Kate O'Sullivan with a special guest each week.
Presenter: Rory Bremner
Producers: Simon Jacobs & Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.
Rory Bremner hosts a brand new topical satire show for Radio 4.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them.
He believes only then will people laugh at the truth.
So expect a blend of stand-up and sketch combined with investigative satire and incisive interviews with a diverse range of characters who really know what they're talking about.
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Rory Bremner and the team return for another series of Tonight, the topical satire show that digs that bit deeper into national and international politics.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. With a team that includes veteran satirists Andy Zaltzman and Nick Doody and versatile impressionist and character comedian Kate O'Sullivan, Tonight promises to do both. This is half an hour of stand-up, sketches, and investigative satire. And at the core of the show are Rory's incisively funny interviews with the most informed guest commentators on the current political scene.
More global crises, more political scandal, more jokes with the word fiscal in them - and some truly brilliant impressions: a shot in the arm for satire lovers everywhere.
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Rory Bremner and the team return for another series of Tonight, the topical satire show that digs that bit deeper into national and international politics.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. With a team that includes veteran satirists Andy Zaltzman and Nick Doody, and versatile impressionist and character comedian Kate O'Sullivan, Tonight does both.
This is half an hour of stand-up, sketches, and investigative satire. And at the core of the show are Rory's incisively funny interviews with the most informed guest commentators on the current political scene.
More global crises, more political scandal, more jokes with the word fiscal in them and some truly brilliant impressions - a shot in the arm for satire lovers everywhere.
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Rory Bremner hosts the topical satire show.
Rory Bremner and the team return for another series of Tonight, the topical satire show that digs that bit deeper into national and international politics.
Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. With a team that includes veteran satirists Andy Zaltzman and Nick Doody and versatile impressionist and character comedian Kate O'Sullivan, Tonight promises to do both. This is half an hour of stand-up, sketches, and investigative satire. And at the core of the show are Rory's incisively funny interviews with the most informed guest commentators on the current political scene.
More global crises, more political scandal, more jokes with the word fiscal in them - and some truly brilliant impressions: a shot in the arm for satire lovers everywhere.
  Edinburgh Special2012082320120826Rory Bremner hosts his topical satire show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.
Rory Bremner and the team return for a one-off episode of Tonight, coming from the Ed Fringe festival. It's the topical satire show that digs that bit deeper into national, international and, for this episode, particularly Scottish politics. Rory's mantra is that it's as important to make sense out of things as it is to make fun of them. In this Braveheart of satirical comedy shows, Rory Bremner leads the charge, with satirist Nick Doody, guest comedian Susan Morrison and impressionist Lewis MacLeod bringing up the rear. Veteran satirist and Tonight performer Andy Zaltzman also plays his part, but from the safety of his holiday in France.
This is half an hour of stand-up, sketches, and investigative satire. And at the core of the show is Rory's interview with Joyce McMillan of The Scotsman and Iain MacWhirter of The Herald, two of the most informed guest commentators on the Scottish political scene. More global crises, more political scandal, more brilliant impressions...and some devolution thrown in: a shot in the arm for satire lovers everywhere.

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  • 28 Minutes

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  • Genre: Comedy, Impressionists, Comedy, Satire, Comedy, Sketch, Comedy, Standup, Comedy

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    A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4

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