As we enter the New Year with Britain’s impending departure from the European Union creeping closer, leading political comedian Matt Forde will further render the complexities of our tumultuous times with four additional London performances of his critically acclaimed and continually evolving stand-up show, Brexit Through The Gift Shop.
Following two raucous performances at The Southbank Centre which kick started his 25 date nationwide tour in December 2018, Matt returns to this venue on the 7th and 12th March and will play Westminster’s The Other Palace on the 28th January and the 19th March.
A former advisor to the Labour Party, Matt has hosted four series of Unspun on Dave. The highly topical political comedy chat received a nomination for the Best Entertainment Programme Broadcast Digital Award last year, following a nomination for the same award in the previous year. In the lead up to the 2017 General Election, Matt was a regular guest on the One Show, commenting on the best and most bizarre moments of the campaign trail.
Matt’s London show, The Political Party, has been a sell-out during its monthly residency at The Other Palace for nearly six years. He has brought Parliament to life with his stand-up and debate with some of politics’ most powerful and 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. Upcoming guests at The Other Palace include David Blunkett on the 30th January 2019. The Political Party is now released weekly as a podcast and has amassed over 1 million downloads on Soundcloud.
The Southbank Centre tickets are available via members pre-sale on the 8th January and on general sale on the 9th January. All other tour tickets including The Other Palace extra shows are available to buy now at mattforde.com