A host who watches Prime Minister’s Questions like it’s Match of the Day, Matt Forde, the most exciting voice in political comedy, brings Unspun With Matt Forde to UKTV’s Dave.
Recorded the day before it airs, Unspun With Matt Forde is a brand new show that features up-to-the minute reactions to the chaos gripping the British political system, interviews with leading politicians and political figures and special reports from guest comedians including Andy Zaltzman, Simon Evans, Al Green, Ayesha Hazarika and Francesco De Carlo. Matt will also be joined each week by his house band, MP4, the world’s only parliamentary rock group whose members are all serving, or former politicians.
In a time where comedy feels like the only way to make sense of our bizarre political landscape, Matt will expertly dismantle political nonsense and celebrate the best and worst coming out of Westminster.
A former advisor to the Labour Party, Matt Forde has been acknowledged as the UK’s leading political comic. Matt has appeared on ITV’s The Royal Variety Performance, BBC One’s Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week over on BBC Two as well as Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Rory Bremner’s Election Report to name only a few. He also hosts a weekly show on talkSPORT with fellow comic Jon Richardson.
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 Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Michael Portillo, Nigel Farage, Neil Kinnock, Jacob Rees-Mogg John Prescott, Jack Straw, Dame Tessa Jowell, George Galloway, Jim Murphy and Charles Clarke.
Matt performed his brand new stand up show It’s My Political Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To) to critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sold out his entire month-long run for the third consecutive year.
Unspun With Matt Forde, a six part series, will start on Wednesday 14th September at 10pm on Dave.