Matt Forde: Comedy & Cabaret
A former political adviser, and comedy writer, Matt is now one of the UK's most in demand satirical comedians.
Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, having appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats ,Question Time and The Royal Variety Performance 2015.
Matt Hosts 'Unspun' a political satire show, featuring comedians, politicians, and a heavy dose of laughs!
His series of 'Policial Party' shows have received great acclaim at the Edinburgh festival, garnering sell out audiences, and critical acclaim.
Matt’s monthly residency in London, The Political Party, sells-out Westminster’s St James’ Theatre. Alongside Matt’s trademark topical current affairs stand-up, the show brings Parliament to life as he interviews some of politics’ most notorious figures, past guests have included Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Nigel Farage, Michael Portillo, Dame Tessa Jowell, John Prescott, Alan Johnson, David Davis, Stella Creasy, Jack Straw and George Galloway.
The show is also released as a podcast which has amassed over 100,000 downloads on Soundcloud, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart, was picked as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week, and was nominated for the Internet Award in the 2015 Chortle Awards.
He subsequently launched a spin-off show The Sports Party which interviews sporting figures alongside celebrity fans and is broadcast on talkSPORT. Previous guests of which included Jimmy Bullard, Eric Hall, Dave Bassett, Jon Richardson and Romesh Ranganathan.
As a writer Matt has worked regularly on 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The Last Leg (C4) and Stand Up for the Week (C4).
Matt hosts a weekly radio show with Jon Richardson on talkSPORT; The Warm Up takes a lighthearted look at the weekends football fixtures each Saturday from 11am-1pm. Matt can also be heard on the radio on The Now Show and The News Quiz (both on BBC Radio 4). Matt regularly reviews the newspapers for Sky News and has contributed to features on ITV’s evening news.
Matt's polished blend of political satire, mixed with his eye for an impression make him the ideal choice for any corporate event .