Matt Forde: Get the Political Party Started 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 18, Aug 2015
Has there ever been a better time for a political comedian to be around given what has happened over the last 12 months and is to happen in the imminent future? Probably not, at least for many years.
And of course Matt Forde, one time advisor to the Labour Party and comedian with the talents to mimic the main protagonists is on hand to cash in on the situation.
Forde has been the master of this for a while now, his Fringe runs are always selling out as all the main players get lampooned during the course of his hour. No party or leader was immune from his satire, even though the Lib Dems involvement was sparse, maybe that says something!
The audience I was part of were obviously politically astute as references were immediately picked up on and this helped with the well written and impeccably delivered hour he was on stage.
I perhaps would have liked to see a few more punchlines in the offering, but couldn’t really be dissatisfied with the show, not when it was endowed with as many laughs and applause breaks as it was. Oh and we got a taster of his 2020 show as a bonus
Reviewed by Geoff
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