Jonathan Pie

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CHORTLE

CHORTLE

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hexagon, Reading Midway through a typically impassioned rant against ‘woke’ comedy, spoof news reporter Jonathan Pie rages: ‘Sometimes you want to have a laugh without being lectured.’ Which is definitely a bit rich coming from him For Fake News is a state-of-the-nation ...

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TOTAL NTERTAINMENT

TOTAL NTERTAINMENT

CONTROVERSIAL TV PRESENTER JONATHAN PIE LETS OFF STEAM TO A PACKED YORK BARBICAN In an attempt to salvage his career, controversial TV presenter Jonathan Pie takes to the road for The Fake News Tour. Check out our review of opening night at the York Barbican. Hold the front page! Jonathan Pie has been sacked! After ...

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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Jonathan Pie, the angry British TV reporter created by actor Tom Walker, has become a viral sensation online thanks to his erudite rants about the state of UK and world politics. But if fans of Pie’s blistering attacks attended his Melbourne show expecting he would turn his attention to the sorry state of Australia’s parliamentary ...

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THE SCOTSMAN

THE SCOTSMAN

THOUGH best known for his three-minute YouTube rants, Tom Walker’s splenetic news reporter character Jonathan Pie is altogether funnier and more impressive in a live setting. The narrative arc of this show allows him to build up an incredible head steam, escalating from pompous self-regard and waspish asides, through thermonuclear paroxysms of rage to sustained ...

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CHORTLE

CHORTLE

At the National Theatre, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is resurrecting the 1976 film Network, the rage-to-riches story of newsreader Howard Beale who’s ‘mad as hell and not going to take it any more’. Well, Jonathan Pie is a Howard Beale for the YouTube generation, a furious reporter on the edge who vents with a rare ...

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EVENING STANDARD

EVENING STANDARD

There has been no slogging round the club circuit for Jonathan Pie. This spoof news reporter sold out the Apollo twice this weekend thanks to his rapid-response online rants that regularly go viral. Whether it’s the weather or Brexit he delivers vitriol by the bucketload. His latest live outing purports to be a pilot for ...

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CHORTLE

CHORTLE

You’ve quite possibly seen Jonathan Pie on your social media timeline with some clickbait headline like: ‘Watch this reporter lose it and reveal the REAL news’.  The clips of him, an apparently sober broadcast journalist letting rip into social inequalities and political hypocrisy once he thinks the cameras are off, have become a viral phenomenon. ...

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THE SCOTSMAN

THE SCOTSMAN

There is no doubt Mr Pie is a creation of great ­cleverness.  This show is a rant-fan’s delight.  When JP gets torn into charities, the rich/poor divide, David Cameron and Theresa May, it is like watching him put metaphorical frogs in a blender. His attacks on the professionally offended and recreationally outraged were everything I ...

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EVENING STANDARD

EVENING STANDARD

The Trump victory has at least been good for one comedian.  Spoof reporter Jonathan Pie’s online tirade about the US election went viral last week, boosting his profile and ticket sales.  He has just announced a date at the home of variety, The Palladium. In his live show Pie is an unlikely host of Children ...

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