“our foremost satirical stand-up…Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times
“Forde is a brilliant interrogator, being just friendly enough to coax out some surprising admissions and insights. It successfully makes politics funny, which is no mean feat in the current climate.” Alan Martin, ShortList
“charismatic and funny… genuinely interested in his guests and able to extract good gossip” Robert Jackman, The Spectator
31st October – The UK’s number 1 political podcast, The Political Party with Matt Forde, will be released daily from 11th November in the lead up to the December General Election. The news arrives as 5 extra London dates have been added to Forde’s nationwide tour of his hit show Brexit, Pursued By A Bear, starting with the Southbank Centre on 9th November. Recorded and released on the same day, Forde will observe the best and most bizarre moments of party campaign trails and feature interviews with leading political figures. Previous guests on the podcast include Nicola Sturgeon, Ken Clarke, George Osborne, Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Ruth Davidson, Nigel Farage, Harriet Harman, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rory Stewart to name a few. The Political Party Podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify and tickets are at mattforde.com.
The Political Party Podcast live show’s monthly residency at The Other Palace Theatre has totally sold out for over 5 years, and in 2018 Matt began releasing weekly studio recorded episodes too. The podcast has accrued over 2.7 million downloads, and in 2018 received a Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the British Podcast Awards in addition to being nominated for the Internet Award at the Chortle Awards.
Already in 2019, Matt has been invited to chair the One Nation Conservative leadership hustings, interviewing Michael Gove, Matt Hancock, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab, to host the People’s Vote rally featuring speeches from figures including Luciana Berger, Vince Cable, Michael Heseltine and Caroline Lucas and to debate Britain’s withdrawal from the EU with Tony Blair for the Institute Of Global Change. A former advisor to the Labour Party, Matt has hosted four series of Unspun on Dave. The political comedy chat show received a nomination for the Best Entertainment Programme Broadcast Digital Award last year, following a nomination for the same award in the previous year. Matt presents Absolute Radio’s weekly Rock n Roll Football Show with other broadcast credits including: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV),Mock The Week (BBC Two), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two) and Daily Politics (BBC Two). Matt covered the lead up to the 2017 General Election on the One Show.
What the Press Have Said About Matt Forde
“Matt Forde never fails with his state-of-the-nation address, a mix of bang-on-the-money political takedowns and spot-on impressions”★★★★ Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday
“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
“Matt Forde is the consummate political comedian”★★★★ Tim Cornwell, The Scotsman
★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
★★★★ Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk
★★★★ John Nicholson, The New European
★★★★★ The Herald
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Victoria Wedderburn at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222