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Andy Hamilton: “Trump is a classic fantasist”

The comedian talks comedy, young voters, and how journalists could save us all

By Stephanie Boland  

Andy Hamilton. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

“There was a sense of: what, again? Why? What now?” It’s the eve of the 2017 general election, and Andy Hamilton is describing its beginnings.

“There’s no doubt people were feeling jaded going into it,” he tells me. “I remember doing a recording for the News Quiz the week the election was announced, and there was a sort of collective groan from the audience.”

A veteran of elections and political coverage, Hamilton is best known for his regular appearances on programs like Have…

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