|Born||6 November 1982|
|Occupation||Comedian, writer, presenter|
Matt Forde (born 6 November 1982) is an English comedian, impressionist, comedy writer, and radio presenter.
Forde attended Becket School in West Bridgford, Nottingham. His mother is a former nun. He joined the Labour Party when he was 15 and became a member and associate of the Labour Party. Following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader of the Labour Party, he gave up his membership as a committed Blairite. He is also a fervent supporter of Nottingham Forest.
Forde writes for such shows as 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Stand Up for the Week (Channel 4) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC). He has made several television appearances, including topical panel shows Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats, and appears regularly on Sky News reviewing the papers.
Forde attended the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2007 and 2008 hosted comedians such as Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Jon Richardson, Mark Olver and Johnny Vegas. He performed his first solo stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2011. The Edinburgh Fringe show that Forde performed throughout August 2012, Matt Forde: Eyes to the Right, Nose to the Left, was based on his love of politics from a football fan's point of view. He currently hosts a show in London titled "The Political Party"; guests have included George Galloway, Tony Blair and Nigel Farage. He has also hosted special episodes of the show at the Edinburgh festival.
- "'Matt Forde: Dishonorable Member" Fest, Review by Peter Geoghegan 14 August 2011
- "'Comedy: Matt Forde heads to Edinburgh". This is Nottingham, August 07, 2009
- "Edinburgh Festival Comedy: 10 Questions With Matt Forde", 31 July 2012, The Huffington Post
- Question Time, BBC One, 26 November 2015
- BBC Radio 6
- "Unspun with Matt Forde". uktv.co.uk. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Dale, Iain (25 September 2017). "The 100 Most Influential People On The Left: Iain Dale's 2017 List". LBC. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
- "Comedian Matt Forde joins Absolute Radio". RadioTodayUK. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.