Coming under friendly fire is one of the hazards of both comedians and journalists.

Satirist Andrew Doyle gets his own back through the internet sensation Jonathan Pie, the spoof reporter. Andrew and Tom Walker co write the adventures of Jonathan and following the election of Donald Trump in 2016 the writers’ online video responding to the US election result has had in excess of 150 million views. The writers push out weekly videos of the reporter’s antics and they have also written a book called Jonathan Pie: Off the Record. Last year they took their character out on the road with Jonathan Pie: Live, touring the UK with a finale at the London Palladium. Their second show, Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio, went on to tour Australia.

Along with his political comedy writing, Andrew is a stand-up comedian with seven successful Fringe shows under his belt including his latest, Friendly Fire, which he is bringing to Swindon tomorrow, Friday February 8.

2017's solo stand-up show, Thought Crimes, also ran at the Soho Theatre in London last summer. Two of his own plays, Poster Girl and Reacher’s Point were dramatised on BBC Radio 4 and Andrew also collaborated in writing Graeme of Thrones, the parody on the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, which starred John-Luke Roberts also coming to Swindon later this month.

The satirist is not afraid to tackle classic stories both for straight adaptation and as musicals having worked with musician and composer Craig Adams, on a version of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music, Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians and again with Craig on the musical, The Guinea Pig Club, in association with Perfect Pitch.

Andrew is a regular guest on Sky News commenting on current affairs and he won praise from Ricky Gervais who said his US election writing was one of the most perfect and important pieces of comedy he had ever seen.

Andrew will be under Friendly Fire at the Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town tomorrow from 8pm. Tickets are £13.50 from 01793 524 481 or visit