MATT FORDE: BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

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“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can’t think of another to touch him”

 ★★★★½ Jay Richardson, Chortle

“grown into a stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

Following a completely sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, star of Unspun Matt Forde is set to embark on a nationwide tour with stand-up show Brexit Through The Gift Shop. The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Kick starting with two nights at London’s Southbank Centre on the 1st and 5th December, Britain’s leading political comedian will play 19 dates at theatres nationwide with his last show as an EU citizen.

Tickets are on-sale now and available to buy here mattforde.com.

A former advisor to the Labour Party, Matt has hosted four series of Unspun on Dave. The highly topical political comedy chat received a nomination for the Best Entertainment Programme Broadcast Digital Award this year, following a nomination for the same award last year. In the lead up to the 2017 General Election, Matt was a regular guest on the One Show, commenting on the best and most bizarre moments of the campaign trail. Matt presents Absolute Radio’s weekly Rock n Roll Football Show and other broadcast credits currently include: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Mock The Week (BBC Two), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Rory Bremner’s Election Report (BBC Two), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two) and Daily Politics (BBC Two).

Matt’s London show, The Political Party, has been a sell-out during its monthly residency at Westminster’s The Other Palace for nearly six years. He has brought Parliament to life with his stand-up and debate with some of politics’ most powerful and notorious figures, including Tony Blair, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ed Balls, Ruth Davidson, Alastair Campbell, Michael Portillo, Harriet Harman, Nigel Farage, Neil Kinnock, Alan Johnson, Lord Prescott, Jack Straw and Dame Tessa Jowell. Upcoming guests at The Other Palace include Emily Thornberry on the 28th November 2018 and David Blunkett on the 30th January 2019, whilst guests are to be announced for Matt Forde’s Political Party Podcast Xmas Specials at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 19th and 20th December. The Political Party is now released weekly as a podcast and has amassed over 1 million downloads on Soundcloud, received a 2018 Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the British Podcast Awards, is one of The Observer’s top political podcasts picks, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart, was highlighted as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week and was nominated for the Internet Award at the Chortle Awards.

 

WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP:

“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can’t think of another to touch him” ★★★★½ Jay Richardson, Chortle

“grown into a stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

“With it’s many hilarious, but also very useful analogies, it breaks down the goings on in parliament with impressive wit, insider knowledge and tear inducing, uncanny impressions” ★★★★ Megan McEachern, The Sunday Post

★★★★ John Nicholson, The New European

“very funny… exceptionally gifted” ★★★★ Margot Quinn, one4review

“Forde brilliantly caricatures dominant political figures on the global stage allowing his audience to find rare comfort in an uncertain age.” ★★★★ Olivia Jackson, The Edinburgh Reporter

“exceptionally funny” ★★★★ Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine

“highly entertaining” Chris Green, The i

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Victoria Wedderburn at vwedderburn@avalon-entertainment.com / 0207 598 7222

 

 

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