EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: Rose Matafeo & Matt Forde
Since starting stand-up at the age of fifteen, Rose Matafeo has staged five solo shows as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, won multiple awards including Best Newcomer at the NZICF in 2010 and the prestigious Billy T Award in 2013 and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Rose has also written, produced and starred in New Zealand’s TV3 comedy Funny Girls and she performed regularly alongside a cast of improvisers at the popular late night improv show SNORT in Auckland, as well as opening for Reggie Watts both in NZ and the UK. She has also been lucky enough to interview the likes of Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Bill Hader and Amy Schumer as part of NZ comedy sketch show Jono & Ben as well as regularly appearing on the NZ panel show 7 Days and featuring on the 2014 and 2015 NZ International Comedy Gala.
Don’t miss the chance to see Rose try out new material for her next Edinburgh Fringe show.
★★★★ The Times / ★★★★ Three Weeks / ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals / ★★★★ The Skinny
‘From the reference points to the props and the music, the whole thing feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice-cold bottle of Steinlager. This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘…a blizzard of youthful energy in one of the Fringe’s most memorable comedy debuts’ The Guardian
Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists appearing on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He also starred alongside Jon Richardson in Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up.
2015 saw Matt take his sell-out, critically-acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 24-Hour Political Party People for a week-long run at the Soho Theatre as well as tour it nationwide.
Matt’s monthly residency in London, The Political Party, sells-out Westminster’s St James’ Theatre. Alongside Matt’s trademark topical current affairs stand-up, the show brings Parliament to life as he interviews some of politics’ most notorious figures. The show is also released as a podcast which has amassed over 100,000 downloads on Soundcloud, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart and was nominated for the Internet Award in the 2015 Chortle Awards. He subsequently launched a spin-off show The Sports Party which interviews sporting figures alongside celebrity fans and is broadcast on talkSPORT. As a writer Matt has worked regularly on 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The Last Leg (C4) and Stand Up for the Week (C4).
Matt regularly reviews the newspapers for Sky News and has contributed to features on ITV’s evening news.
‘A first class comic’ The Guardian
‘Highly engaging, inherently funny… An ability to ad lib laughs out of thin air’
‘Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING // AGES 16+
7.30pm-8.30pm (Rose Matafeo)
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx (Matt Forde)