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15.07.2017 19:00 / 16+ / Seated

Matt Forde: Edinburgh Preview

Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists appearing on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time(BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He also starred alongside Jon Richardson in Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up.

2015 saw Matt take his sell-out, critically-acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 24-Hour Political Party People for a week-long run at the Soho Theatre as well as tour it nationwide.

Matt’s monthly residency in London, The Political Party, sells-out Westminster’s St James’ Theatre. Alongside Matt’s trademark topical current affairs stand-up, the show brings Parliament to life as he interviews some of politics’most notorious figures, including Alastair Campbell, Nigel Farage, Michael Portillo, Dame Tessa Jowell, John Prescott, Alan Johnson, David Davis, Stella Creasy, Jack Straw and George Galloway. 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. He subsequently launched a spin-off show The Sports Party which interviews sporting figures alongside celebrity fans and is broadcast on talkSPORT. Previous guests have included Jimmy Bullard, Eric Hall, Dave Bassett, Jon Richardson and Romesh Ranganathan.

As a writer Matt has worked regularly on 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The Last Leg (C4) and Stand Up for the Week (C4).

Matt can be heard on the radio on The Now Show, The News Quiz (both BBC Radio 4) and on his own weekly show on talkSPORT. Matt regularly reviews the newspapers for Sky News and has contributed to features on ITV’s evening news.

“A first class comic” – The Guardian

“Highly engaging, inherently funny… An ability to ad lib laughs out of thin air.” – Chortle

“Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire.” – **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Thanks goodness for Matt Forde… Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minutes observations. – **** Mail on Sunday

***** The Herald

**** Mail on Sunday

**** The List

**** Three Weeks

Gareth Richards: Edinburgh Preview

Gareth Richards hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer.

Gareth has appeared on Russell Howards Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and live on Radio 1.

Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinners Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.

Don’t miss the chance to see Gareth try out new material for his next Edinburgh Fringe show.

“A delightful hour of comedy”- The Guardian

“A quietly-clever craftsman with a big future” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“His material has a delicious otherworldly quality” – **** Chortle.co.uk

Visit Gareth’s website at www.garethrichards.net

Follow Gareth on Twitter: @garethrichards

Like Gareth’s Facebook page: facebook.com/garethrichardscomedy


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