6 November 2020

Free Exchange: Matt Forde’s impressions of politics


This week we were delighted to welcome Matt Forde, one of Britain’s foremost stand-ups, satirists and impressionists. He’s a highly successful stage comedian, the voice of Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer and Donald Trump on the revamped version of Spitting Image and the author of a new memoir, Politically Homeless.

It’s the story of a politically obsessed youth in a working class area of Nottingham, a brief stint of teenage hard left activism and a much longer, often thankless stint working for the Labour Party – including dressing up as a fluffy chicken to harangue a prominent Lib Dem on the campaign trail.

As you’d expect from a comedian, this was great fun to record, but Matt can certainly do the serious stuff too, and his insights on working in a party machine are well worth tuning in for, even if you really tuned in to hear his eerily accurate impressions of Boris and Donald Trump.


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

John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.