“Forde is as gratifyingly sane as comedians come… smart, funny ideas”★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
It was announced today, 4th October, that the first woman and youngest Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson will join Matt Forde as a guest at The Political Party on the 30th October at Westminster’s The Other Palace.
The news arrives as Matt brings his critically acclaimed stand-up show Brexit, Pursued By Bear to London at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Rooms on the 6th October and Kings Place on the 12th October.
Tickets for all shows are available now at mattforde.com
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 hostthe 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. In his Political Party podcast, he has spoken to guests ranging from Nicola Sturgeon, former Change UK MPs Heidi Allen and Chuka Umunna, David Blunkett, Momentum’s Jon Lansman, George Osborne and Rory Stewart to name a few.
The Political Party has been a sell-out show 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 Ed Balls, Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Ruth Davidson, Kezia Dugdale, Nigel Farage, Harriet Harman, Alan Johnson, Neil Kinnock, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Portillo, Lord Prescott, Jack Straw,and Dame Tessa Jowell. 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.
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. 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), 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). In the lead up to the 2017 General Election, Matt was a regular guest on the One Show, observing the best and most bizarre moments of the campaign.
What the Press Have Said About Matt Forde
“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
“Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up to the minute observations”★★★★Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday
★★★★ Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk
★★★★ John Nicholson, The New European
★★★★★ The Herald
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