5 April 2019

Free Exchange: Matt Forde on the funny side of politics


Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Westminster’s Brexit crisis continues to deepen and the mood on all sides in SW1 continues to darken. Which is why this week on Free Exchange my colleague John Ashmore and I decided to cheer ourselves up by talking to Matt Forde.

Matt is one of Britain’s leading political comedians. He hosts ‘Unspun’ on Dave and his podcast ‘The Political Party’ features interviews with some of the most interesting people in politics.

We spoke to Matt about his time as a political adviser, whether it’s getting harder to make jokes about politics as the debate gets nastier and why he’s fallen out of love with the Labour party.

You can listen to the full episode here, or subscribe via iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Tickets are available now for his new show, Brexit Through the Gift Shop at the Bloomsbury Theatre on May 25.

Oliver Wiseman is Editor of CapX.