FRUSTRATED news anchor Jonathan Pie s back with another live show, coming to Glasgow’s Pavillion on November 16.

And with such a rapidly changing political environment, he’s got plenty of material.

Does his creator Tom Walker ever have trouble working out what Pie would think about a certain subject?

“Ultimately, Pie is a character…so I can make him say or think anything I want.” he says.

“He can be right. He can be wrong. He can be articulate, and he can be crass. He can agree with a pro-remain argument one week and agree with a pro-leave argument the next.

“Which means Pie has the unique ability of annoying absolutely everybody. But he’s a complex character politically. He’s left wing but is often found to be berating the excesses of the liberal elite. He hates Trump but understands his supporters’ reasons for voting the way they did. And ultimately, I think he is confused about Brexit.”

Where do you find your news and how do you try to differentiate between what is ‘Fake News’ and not?

“I read a different newspaper each day… I think a varied diet is much healthier when it comes to the news.

“News is now a commodity. We consume it. And if you have too much of the same thing it becomes like junk food.

“I think a varied diet is much healthier when it comes to the news. And consuming a varied news diet means consuming varying opinions and making your own mind up! (I milked that diet metaphor for a bit too long there)

You took your last show overseas, performing in the US, Australia. How did Pie’s satirical approach to politics translate overseas?

“They loved it, it was interesting,” he says.

“The US and Oz audiences are far less easily offended and much more open to having their opinions challenged. It was my first ever visit to New York and there I was doing a gig! And Washington is amazing!”

Do you enjoy brushing up on and tackling the politics of other countries for those international audiences?

“I had to rewrite the show quite extensively for Australia and then again for America. But it’s the little details that are the toughest challenge. Who is their equivalent of Fiona Bruce? What’s their equivalent of the Daily Mail. I had a real nightmare rewriting a joke where the punchline was “A cheese and onion pasty from Greggs”. That took forever to get that one right.

Your online videos regularly spark a lot of debate and discussion across social media. Had that always been part of your intention?

“Pie is all about debate, but I have never courted controversy. . I do find myself being more cautious these days on social media. Which is why in the live shows I can really let loose!”

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