The countdown to the 2015 Election starts here. MATT FORDE returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand-new show which celebrates the great and the good (and Ed Miliband).
MATT FORDE’s London show, The Political Party, has been a sell-out during its monthly residency at Westminster’s St James Theatre. MATT has brought Parliament to life with his stand-up and debate with some of the Government’s most notorious figures, including ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, NIGEL FARAGE, ALAN JOHNSON, JACK STRAW, GEORGE GALLOWAY, MATTHEW PARRIS, STELLA CREASY and CHARLES CLARKE.
MATT FORDE, a Labour-advisor turned stand-up comedian, is a frequent guest on current affairs shows. He has been a panellist on Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and 8 Out of 10 Cats, a sofa guest on This Week (BBC One), has appeared on Newsnight (BBC Two), Daily Politics (BBC One) and has performed stand-up and written for Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). Other writing credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and The Last Leg (Channel 4). Matt can be heard on the radio on The Now Show The News Quiz (both BBC Radio 4) and on his own weekly show on TalkSPORT. MATT regularly reviews the newspapers for Sky News and has contributed to features on ITV’s evening news. MATT’s Political Party podcast is available to listen to on iTunes and with over 100,000 downloads on Soundcloud, has been picked as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week and has hit the top spot on the iTunes comedy chart.
What the press has said about Matt Forde:
“A first class comic” The Guardian
“Highly engaging, inherently funny… an ability to ad lib laughs out of thin air” Chortle
“Manages to combine infectious enthusiasm with astutely well-informed
political opinions”. * * * * Three Weeks
Matt Forde – 24 Political Party People
Venue: Cabaret Bar, Pleasance
Date: 30th July – 24th Aug
Box Office: 0131 556 6550
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