Matt Forde is the UK’s leading political comedian and star of Dave’s Unspun which has been nominated for Best Entertainment Programme at the 2017 Broadcast Awards. A former advisor to the Labour Party, Matt Forde has hosted three series of Unspun on Dave, with a fourth commissioned for later this year.
Matt’s London show, The Political Party, has been a sell-out during its monthly residency at Westminster’s The Other Palace which brings Parliament to life with his stand-up and debate with some of the Government’s most notorious figures, including Tony Blair, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ed Balls, Ruth Davidson, Alastair Campbell, Michael Portillo, Harriet Harman, Nigel Farage, Neil Kinnock, Alan Johnson, Lord Prescott, Jack Straw and Dame Tessa Jowell. The show is also released as a podcast which has amassed over 840,000 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.
In the lead up to the 2017 General Election as well as hosting a third series of Unspun, Matt was also a regular contributor on the One Show, commenting on the best and most bizarre moments of the campaign trail and hosted a Political Party Election Night Lock-In Special at London’s Soho Theatre which saw him interview Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem guests alongside live analysis of the BBC Exit Polls.
“A first class comic”