Political comedian Matt Forde is returning to Dave this March with a second series of his chat show, Unspun.
The first series of the Avalon Television produced show, which sees Forde take an irreverent look at the week’s politics and interview a top name guest, debuted last year and drew a “strong” audience within the 16-34 and ABC1 adults demographics.
Recorded the day before transmission, series two will feature up-to-the minute analysis of the news agenda, special reports from guest comedians including Andy Zaltzman and Phil Wang and music from Matt’s house band MP4, the world’s only rock group whose members are all serving, or former politicians.
Band members include Kevin Brennan MP (guitar and vocals), former MP Ian Cawsey (bass guitar and vocals), The Rt Hon. Sir Greg Knight MP (drums and percussion) and Pete Wishart MP (keyboards and vocals).
Forde said, “I’m delighted that Unspun will be returning for a second series to Dave. One of the great benefits of Donald Trump’s presidency, the rise of the far-right in Europe and the imminent destruction of all known life is that there’s plenty of material for gags and impressions.”
Steve North, general manager for Dave, said, “We are very proud of the series and the brilliant way it’s helped Dave build its reputation for contemporary and topical commissioning.
“Matt gives the channel a platform to be current and unique, and with such a rich mix of political faux pas it’s only right Matt has a chance to do what he does best and call those responsible out.”
The series will air on Dave from Wednesday 1st March.