Matt Forde announces tour of Brexit Through The Gift Shop

Following a completely sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, star of Unspun Matt Forde is set to embark on a nationwide tour with stand-up show Brexit Through The Gift Shop. The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Kick starting with two nights at London’s Southbank Centre on the 1st and 5th December, Britain’s leading political comedian will play 19 dates at theatres nationwide with his last show as an EU citizen.

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 this year, following a nomination for the same award last 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 presents Absolute Radio’s weekly Rock n Roll Football Show and other broadcast credits currently include: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Mock The Week(BBC Two), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Rory Bremner’s Election Report (BBC Two), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two) and Daily Politics (BBC Two).

Matt’s London show, The Political Party, has been a sell-out during its monthly residency at Westminster’s 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 includeEmily Thornberry on the 28th November and David Blunkett on the 30th January. The Political Party is now released weekly as a podcast and has amassed over 1 million downloads on Soundcloud, received a 2018 Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the British Podcast Awards, is one of The Observer’s top political podcasts picks, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart, was highlighted as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week and was nominated for the Internet Award at the Chortle Awards.

“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can’t think of another to touch him” ★★★★½ Jay Richardson, Chortle

“grown into a stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

“With it’s many hilarious, but also very useful analogies, it breaks down the goings on in parliament with impressive wit, insider knowledge and tear inducing, uncanny impressions” ★★★★ Megan McEachern, The Sunday Post

  

Tour dates

Saturday

01-Dec-18

London, Southbank Centre Purcell Room

Wednesday

05-Dec-18

London, Southbank Centre Purcell Room

Friday

01-Feb-19

Camberley Theatre

Saturday

02-Feb-19

Gloucester, Guildhall

Sunday

03-Feb-19

Salford, The Lowry

Saturday

09-Feb-19

Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre

Thursday

21-Feb-19

Hexham, Queens Hall

Friday

22-Feb-19

Northallerton, The Forum

Saturday

23-Feb-19

Teesdale, Barnard Castle

Sunday

24-Feb-19

Darlington,  Hippodrome

Friday

01-Mar-19

Stourbridge, Town Hall

Friday

08-Mar-19

Stafford Gatehouse

Thursday

14-Mar-19

Cambridge Junction

Friday

15-Mar-19

Corby, The Core at The Cube

Sunday

31-Mar-19

Bristol, Hen & Chicken Studio

Sunday

12-May-19

Edinburgh, Stand

Monday

13-May-19

Glasgow, Stand

Tuesday

14-May-19

Newcastle, Stand

Saturday

18-May-19

Chorley, Little Theatre

Tickets for the Southbank Centre shows are on-sale now and available to buy here mattforde.com

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