GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK
SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM
The fictitious broadcaster is set to hit the road
As Britain faced political division during the heated Brexit debate in the late-’10s, comedian Tom Walker’s response emerged in the form of Jonathan Pie; a no-holds-barred fictitious political broadcaster unafraid to voice his strong opinions in the face of adversity.
Inspired by reports of a potentially scandalous relationship between two major MPs, Walker debuted the character in 2015, unintentionally convincing many that Pie was the real deal. Rising to prominence through a series of online viral videos, Pie was picked up for a short partnership with RT UK, before appearing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016.
Walker’s character went viral after taking on stateside politics and commenting on the election of Donald Trump. His foul-mouthed critique of Trump’s rise to power secured in excess of 4 million views on YouTube, with some media outlets once again mistaking Pie for a genuine British reporter.
Delivering satirical comment on the blurred line between fact and opinion across many media companies, Pie took his show on the road throughout 2016 and 2017, and released his Off The Record book. His Back To The Studio tour followed in 2018, taking him across the United Kingdom, the United States and into Australia – where he had become a regular TV guest.
As both himself and his character, Tom Walker made numerous appearances on news and panel shows across the globe, including the BBC, CNN and Australia’s Studio 10. In 2019, he embarked on his Fake News tour, described by Chortle as “a staggering tour-de-force of righteous visceral rage.”
Throughout this time, Tom Walker continued to post Jonathan Pie content to his ever-growing social channels, including comment on the global reaction to the 2020 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and woke culture.
Running into 2020, some of Pie’s Fake News dates were later rescheduled to 2021.
Tickets from £31.90
You can find a full list of dates and tickets at www.jonathanpie.com