Matt Forde

Comedian | Impressionist | Political Satirist

Matt Forde is a critically acclaimed stand-up, impressionist, writer and podcaster. He is creator and host of the hit live podcast The Political Party, a lead writer and voice in the revived Spitting Image and presents the weekly Rock ‘n’ Roll Football Show on Absolute Radio.

TV Credits


Matt Forde on stage
Matt Forde On Stage

Matt Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists.

Described as “our foremost satirical stand-up” by The Sunday Times, Matt Forde has toured critically acclaimed shows nationwide including most recently Clowns To The Left of Me, Jokers To The Right in 2022 and Inside No. 10 in 2023.

Matt’s hit live podcast The Political Party transferred to the West End’s Duchess Theatre in 2021 after over 70 sold out shows at Westminster’s The Other Palace, for a twice extended fortnightly residency continuing in to 2024. Matt has hosted some of politics’ most powerful figures on the podcast, including Sir Keir Starmer, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Angela Rayner, Nigel Farage and Gordon Brown to name just a few.

He has received numerous nominations from award bodies including the British Podcast Awards and Chortle Awards and the show is regularly highlighted as a top podcast pick in the press.

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.

Matt hosted four series of Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave, receiving several nominations at the Broadcast Digital Awards, and has numerous other broadcast credits including: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Mock The Week (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two) and Daily Politics (BBC Two).

Spitting Image: Matt and Boris
Spitting Image: Matt and Boris

Spitting Image and other projects

Matt was one of the main writers and voice artists behind the revival of hit sketch series Spitting Image (BritBox/ITV), providing the voices of Boris Johnson, Sir Keir Starmer and Donald Trump among others. The show ran for two series before being adapted for a live stage show (Spitting Image Live: Idiots Assemble) co-created by Matt and Al Murray, originally at the Birmingham Rep before transferring for an extended run in London’s West End.

A diehard Nottingham Forest fan, Matt channels his passion as the host of Absolute Radio’s Saturday afternoon Rock ‘n’ Roll Football alongside co-host Matt Dyson.

He is also the co-host of Wondery’s flagship British Podcast Award winning British Scandal alongside Alice Levine.

Matt’s first book Politically Homeless was listed by The Sunday Times as one the Best Political Books of 2020.

You can catch Matt at his monthly podcast show Political Party or visit Matt’s website at

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