Matt Forde
Matt Forde

Stagefright Comedy Club returns to The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Wednesday, May 21.

On the bill for this Edinburgh Festival Preview Double Header Special will be Matt Forde, Carl Hutchinson, Anthony Young and your regular compere Anthony J Brown.

As seen on Have I Got News for You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News, and as heard on The Now Show and The News Quiz, former political adviser Matt isn’t a typical twenty-something; a passionate, opinionated and excitable young man he loves football,‘Prime Minister’s Questions and pasties.

He has also gone to extraordinary lengths to get close to both Tony Blair and Brian Clough - and has the pictures to prove it. He’ll be previewing his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show - The Political Party. Matt is a writer on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Stand-Up for the Week and can also be heard on his own late night phone-in show on the Sony-Award winning talkSPORT.

Every Friday night, Matt tackles the latest news and sports stories with his characteristic intelligence, warmth and wit.

Originally from the North East of England, but now residing in Manchester, Carl Hutchinson first took to the stage in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian. In August of that year Carl reached the final of the esteemed So You Think You’re Funny competition held in Edinburgh and in October of the same year was crowned winner of the Beat the Frog World Series competition held in Manchester.

Since then he has supported Chris Ramsey on several UK theatre tours (including the triumphant warm-up show at The Fishpond) and will be previewing his forthcoming solo Edinburgh show.

Anthony Young is a rising name on the scene and Anthony J Brown is an in-demand compere with a unique on-stage presence that features humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed it’s claw in a coffin lid.

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Admission is £6 in advance and £8 on the door. Call 01629 581529 .

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