A SATIRICAL look at Brexit and the current state of politics is sure to get the people of Tynedale rolling with laughter.

Renowned political comedian Matt Forde will start his Brexit, Pursued by a Bear tour in the North-East with a visit to Hexham’s Queen’s Hall on Friday, March 6, quickly following the opening night at Darlington.

Forde is a well-known TV personality who has regularly appeared on political comedy panel shows Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week.

He has also performed in front of royalty at The Royal Variety Performance, and hosted his own topical comedy show, Unspun on Dave.

Forde is described as Britain’s leading political comedian, and his show promises broken pledges and fake deadlines in his last tour as an EU citizen.

In 2015, he took his sold out, critically acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 24-hour Political Party People, on a nationwide tour, and he returned to the Edinburgh festival the following year with his Get the Political Party Started show, which also sold out.

Forde’s monthly show, The Political Party, regularly sells out at Westminster’s The Other Palace, with past guests including the biggest names in British politics, including Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Nigel Farage, Michael Portillo, Dame Tessa Jowell, John Prescott, Alan Johnson, David Davis, Stella Creasy, Jack Straw and George Galloway.

As a spin-off, Forde has also recorded The Sports Party for talkSPORT radio station, interviewing sport stars alongside celebrity fans. He also presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Football on Absolute Radio.