Following a sell-out 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, MATT FORDE embarks on a UK tour with his new stand-up show, Get The Political Party Started on October 2nd. With up to the minute political observations, satire and impressions of some of the UK’s leading Westminster figures, MATT will tackle some of the many great questions facing our country in the aftermath of the election…. What effect will the SNP have on Parliament? Will David Cameron serve a full third term? Does Andy Burnham wear mascara?


A former advisor to the Labour Party, MATT FORDE is fast becoming acknowledged as the UK’s leading political comic and has appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock The Week (BBC Two), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Rory Bremner’s Election Report (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two), Daily Politics (BBC Two) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He also starred alongside Jon Richardson in Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up.


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 ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, MICHAEL PORTILLO, NIGEL FARAGE, NEIL KINNOCK, ALAN JOHNSON, JOHN PRESCOTT, JACK STRAW, DAME TESSA JOWELL, GEORGE GALLOWAY, JIM MURPHY and CHARLES CLARKE. The show is also released as a podcast which has amassed over 100,000 downloads on Soundcloud, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart, was picked as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week, and was nominated for the Internet Award in the 2015 Chortle Awards.







2nd October

Southend, Dixon Studio

01702 351 135


15th October

Birmingham, The Glee Club

0871 472 0400


25th October

Glasgow, The Stand

0141 212 3389


1st November

Cardiff, The Glee Club

0871 472 0400


3rd November

Colchester, Arts Centre

01206 500 900


4th November

Brighton, Komedia

0845 293 8480


10th November

Nottingham, The Glee Club

0871 472 0400


18th November

Oxford, The Glee Club

0871 472 0400


27th November

Barnsley, Civic

01226 327000


28th November

Evesham, Arts Centre

01386 446944


19th November

Bath, Komedia

0845 293 8480


3rd December

Reading, South Street Arts Centre

0118 937 3456


6th December

Newcastle, The Stand

0191 300 9700