MATT FORDE ADDS EXTRA LONDON SHOW THREE DAYS AHEAD OF BREXIT DEADLINE

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BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

  “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

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

Britain’s leading political comedian Matt Forde has added an extra performance of his critically acclaimed and continually evolving stand-up show, Brexit Through The Gift Shop at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 26th March, just three days ahead of the Brexit deadline on the 29th March. This will be Matt’s seventh performance rendering the complexities of our tumultuous times in the capital as part of his 26-date nationwide tour, following The Other Palace tonight (28th  January) and on the 19th March and The Southbank Centre on the 7th and 12th March.

All to available to buy now at 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 last year, following a nomination for the same award in the previous 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 David Blunkett on the 30th January 2019. 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

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

“With its 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

 

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