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EDINBURGH 2011: MATT FORDE - 'DISHONOURABLE MEMBER'

MATT FORDE brings his first solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Dishonorable Member - a light hearted mixture of silly stories and political opinion.

A former political adviser for the Labour Party MATT FORDE isn’t a typical twenty-something. A passionate, opinionated and excitable young man he loves football, Prime Minister’s Questions and pasties. He’s even gone to extraordinary lengths to get close to TONY BLAIR and BRIAN CLOUGH. . . and does have the pictures to prove it (pasties not included).

Now MATT wants to share his tales with you. Ever watched Prime Minister’s Questions with a four pack of lager? MATT has. And after seeing Dishonorable Member you will probably want to as well. MATT knows it’s weird to get excited about politics in the same way he gets excited about football. But he can’t do anything about it. It just happens. YOU REDS!

MATT FORDE; as heard on talkSPORT, 5Live and BBC 6 Music. As seen in Greggs.

MATT is a writer on 8 Out on 10 Cats and Stand Up for the Week for Channel 4. He’s also a regular on the radio circuit hosting his own weekend late-night phone-in show for Station of the Year Sony Award winners (2011), talkSPORT where he tackles the latest news and sports stories. In 2010 MATT was also a regular host on The Jon Richardson Show for BBC 6 Music.
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LISTINGS INFORMATION
Venue: Wee Coo, Udderbelly’s Pasture
Date: 3rd - 28th August
Time: 2.55pm
Box Office: 0844 545 8252


For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone: Celeste Berry, Nicola Wilkinson, Debra Clavey, Alex Beedell or Dan Lloyd on 020 7598 7222


AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.

This year alone will see; RUSSELL HOWARD continue extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including 3 dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Well New Tour!; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s forthcoming tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist CHRIS RAMSEY, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.

This year Avalon presents 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of 7 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 18 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 22 years.