MATT FORDE is set to host a monthly celebration of sports and some of its biggest personalities with his brand-new show Matt Forde’s Sports Party. Fans of the critically acclaimed, sold-out Political Party can enjoy topical stand-up comedy and interviews with some of the most unique names in sport in a informal and intimate environment from Thursday 11th September when MATT will be joined by footballing legend, BOBBY GOULD.

A player, manager and one of the game’s most eccentric personalities, BOBBY GOULD led Wimbledon to the greatest FA Cup Final upset in history when they beat Liverpool at Wembley in 1988. He represented Arsenal, Coventry City and Wolverhampton Wanderers and as a manger won the FA Cup with Wimbledon and was Wales’ manager in a tumultuous four years that included a feud with the Manic Street Preachers. Known to millions as the co-host of ‘The Sports Bar’ with ANDY GOLDSTEIN on talkSPORT, GOULD is bursting with stories about the players he has managed, including the huge talents of RYAN GIGGS and GARY SPEED as well as rogues like DENNIS WISE and VINNIE JONES. BOBBY GOULD is a genuine one-off and this evening should prove to be a hilarious account of a wonderful career and a glittering era in football.

MATT FORDE’s 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. His guest on 29th October will be MICHAEL PORTILLO.

A Labour-advisor turned stand-up comedian, MATT FORDE 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.

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

“Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minutes observations, he is the real deal” Mail on Sunday

***** The Herald **** The List **** Mail on Sunday

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lottie Doran: / 0207 598 7222