Unspun With Matt Forde

“May and Corbyn are endlessly fascinating”

“May and Corbyn are endlessly fascinating”

We meet the comedian and host of Dave’s Unspun With Matt Forde

The hit political comedy chat show has been voted in for another series and this time it has an even greater mandate

Unspun with Matt Forde, Sundays, 10pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/194). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave

“I’ve done what neither Margaret Thatcher nor Tony Blair could do and secured a fourth term,” Matt Forde tells us, and the former Labour Party advisor turned stand-up comedian has every right to be excited. In addition to being given a fourth series, his half-hour political chat show has also been awarded three extra episodes and a longer and more in-depth spin-off, Unspun XL With Matt Forde, on Wednesday nights at 11pm.
 

“I think the show’s success is down to timing,” says Forde. “People are tuning in to politics in a big way at present.”
 

This may be true, but Unspun’s ever-growing popularity is also due to the sharpness of its wit, the topicality of its discussion (the show is filmed on the evening it’s broadcast) and the quality of its guests. Previous series have featured the likes of Tony Blair (see below for their chat on Trump), Harriet Harman and Ann Widdecombe, and, along with appearances from some big-name stand-up comedians, this series will be peppered with more familiar Westminster faces.

 

    


We grabbed an exclusive chat with Matt… 

Unspun with Matt Forde, Sundays, 10pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/194). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave 

Unspun XL with Matt Forde, Wednesdays, 11pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/194). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave 

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Image credits: Upspun With Matt Forde © Getty Images News Photographer: Mark Wilson, Matt Forde photographed by Ray Burmiston