Comedian | Impressionist | Political Satirist
Book Matt Forde to bring one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, impressionists and stand-ups to your event. In 2019 alone, Matt hosted the Alternative News Desk for Channel 4’s election night coverage, chaired the One Nation Conservative leadership hustings and debated Britain’s withdrawal from the EU with Tony Blair for the Institute of Global Change. 2020 saw Matt join the cast and writing room of the brand-new Spitting Image series, voicing various lead characters including Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. After the success of the first season, the show returned for a second run the following year.
Matt hosted four series of Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave, receiving several nominations at the Broadcast Digital Awards. Alongside this, Matt’s multiple television credits include Mock the Week (BBC Two), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance, and Question Time (BBC One) to name a few. As a writer, Matt has worked regularly on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The Last Leg (C4) and Stand Up for the Week (C4).
Outside of television, Matt’s chart-topping podcast The Political Party enjoyed a sold-out monthly residency at Westminster’s The Other Palace for over seven years, before outgrowing that space and moving to the West End’s Duchess Theatre. Regularly featuring some of the biggest names in politics from Nigel Farage to Sadiq Khan, it has amassed over 6 million downloads and received a 2018 Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the British Podcast Awards. The show was also recently listed by ‘Mace Magazine’ as the Number 1 Political Podcast in the UK and by ‘The i’ newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Podcasts.
Matt can also be heard on Absolute Radio presenting Saturday afternoon’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football alongside co-host Matt Dyson.
Following nationwide tours of his previous four shows, Matt sold out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 with one of the best reviewed shows of the festival. He returned to the Fringe in 2019 with Brexit, Pursued by a Bear, and has recently been touring the country again with his latest critically acclaimed show, Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right.
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"… Matt was brilliant – the feedback has been exceptional from delegates and he was a total pleasure to deal with … I hope we can work together again soon"
IAB UK Leadership Summit 2022
"Matt was great, absolutely fantastic and perfect for the audience. He was definitely the right mix of funny and witty and I’ve only had good feedback so far"
Home Builders Federation Midlands Dinner
"It was a superb performance and I have received so much great feedback from clients and the team. I appreciated the research on the company and a thoughtful, no-holds-barred script. The impressions and switch of character were genius. I will certainly be recommending and look forward to when I can see Matt live."
BECG, Virtual Christmas Party
"Please pass on my thanks to Matt. He was absolutely amazing. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud that much!!"
Acin, Virtual Staff Event
“It was great and Matt was fantastic. Great night – and a really lovely bloke too!”
"We have had really good feedback from those that attended saying they thought Matt was great and very in keeping with the audience... we feel very pleased with the event on the whole!"
Society of London Treasurers Presidents Dinner