Acclaimed topical comedian & impressionist Matt Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists. He is host of Dave’s political comedy show Unspun with Matt Forde and current host of Rock n Roll Football on Absolute Radio. Matt joins us following a completely sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival.
Matt has previously appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Celebrity 15-to-1 (Channel 4), Celebrity Pointless (BBC1), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up. In the lead up to 2017’s snap election, Matt also presented a regular segment on The One Show commenting on the highlights of the campaign trail.
“A first class comic” - The Guardian
“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can’t think of another to touch him” ★★★★½ - Chortle
“A stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ - The Sunday Times
“Thanks goodness for Matt Forde.” ★★★★ - Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ The Herald ★★★★ The List ★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ Voice Magazine
Pierre Novellie is one of the best up & coming comedians in the United Kingdom.
Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. As a live performer he was nominated for Best Club Comic at the Chortle Awards for two years running. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, with his last two shows placing in the top 20 best reviewed comedy shows across the entire Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and 2018.
“Dawn of a major talent” - The Guardian
“A show packed full of belly laughs” ★★★★★ - The Metro
“Hilarious… He will go far.” ★★★★ - The Times
“Pierre Novellie is wonderful” ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“A genuinely hilarious comedian” ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
“very close to being a stand-up masterclass” ★★★★★ - The List
★★★★The Skinny ★★★★ Fest ★★★★★ One4review
★★★★ Sunday Post ★★★★½ Chortle ★★★★ The Scotsman
Acclaimed stand-up and compulsive over sharer Jack Barry is coming off the back of a critically-acclaimed live show Tango, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where his sauciest show to date received exclusively 4 and 5 star reviews.
The self-titled ‘most famous comedian no one’s heard of’’ can be seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), while his other credits include Catastrophe (Channel 4), BBC Radio 4, Channel 5 and ITV2. He is a regular writer for Mock the Week, and has toured with the likes of Russell Howard, James Acaster and Joe Lycett, as well as featuring on Roast Battle at the Comedy Central Festival.
★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★ ShortCom ★★★★ Sunday Post
★★★★★ EdFringe Review ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★★ Three Weeks