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EDINBURGH 2012: PEACOCK AND GAMBLE- PEACOCK AND GAMBLE DON'T WANT TO BE ON TELLY ANYWAY

“Everybody’s favourite comedy nice boys, RAY PEACOCK (crumbs in his beard, idiot) and ED GAMBLE (big muscles, wrote this bit), return with another jam-packed hour of total idiocy and very handsomeness live on stage with their brand new show " Peacock & Gamble Don’t Even Want to Be on Telly Anyway. They don’t even care that they’re not on telly. They don’t care so much that they’ve prepared a whole show to prove how much they don’t care, which will let everyone know how much they don’t actually want to be on telly anyway.”

PEACOCK & GAMBLE first came to prominence with the hugely popular Peacock & Gamble Podcast which earned the duo two Chortle Comedy Award nominations, a place in the Guardian’s top-ten comedy podcasts, was featured as part of the in-flight entertainment on British Airways and led to them becoming permanent hosts of The Comedy Club (Radio 4 Extra). They will be recording a daily podcast from the Edinburgh Festival this year featuring interviews with RUSSELL HOWARD, LEE MACK and GREG DAVIES, amongst others. The boys have both appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC THREE) and remain the only act to have been invited back to perform twice on the show. In 2011 PEACOCK & GAMBLE created a short film for BBC online entitled Warm Up Man. The duo have both performed in Edinburgh Festival’s longest running group-comedy The Comedy Zone.

As a solo performer RAY was part of Big And Daft - a comedy trio that enjoyed great success with three sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows and a BBC London Radio series. He created The Ray Peacock Podcast in 2007 which later become the hugely successful Peacock & Gamble Podcast. As an actor he has featured in some of the UK’s biggest television programmes including Doctor Who (BBC One), Skins (E4) and Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1).

ED has performed on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave). He has supported GREG DAVIES and RUSSELL KANE on tour and has written jokes for Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One) and Mock the Week (BBC Two).

What the press has said about Peacock & Gamble:


“Incessantly hilarious,” The Guardian
“Moments of stupendous invention * * * * ” The List
“A gloriously silly hour in the company of two overgrown toddlers, * * * * ” Chortle

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Peacock & Gamble Don’t Even Want to be on Telly Anyway
Venue: Pleasance Dome - Ten Dome
Date: 1st Aug - 26th Aug
Time: 9.40pm
Box Office: 0131 556 6550

For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone:
Hannah Wilkinson, Alex Sayer, Lottie Doran, Debra Clavey, Charlotte Davidson or Dan Lloyd on
Edinburgh: 0131 527 1588 / London: 020 7598 7222

AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s triple extended show The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour, including London’s O2 arena; RUSSELL KANE becoming the only person to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award in the same year for Smokescreens and Castles; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation and GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog.

Avalon has been presenting shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1988, promoting more Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and nominees than any other company, including: CHRIS ADDISON, GREG DAVIES, DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, RUSSELL KANE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, AL MURRAY, KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER and FRANK SKINNER and two of only three female winners of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award; JENNY ECLAIR and LAURA SOLON. Last year saw CHRIS RAMSEY nominated at the festival. Avalon has been presenting its new talent vehicle and the Fringe’s longest running stand-up showcase, The Comedy Zone, at the festival for the last 21 years, which has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in stand-up: DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, MARK LAMARR, STEWART LEE, SIMON MUNNERY, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including: NEWMAN & BADDIEL at Wembley, in the first ever arena show in the UK, which played to over 10,000 people in 1993, FRANK SKINNER’S Guinness World record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 (the biggest ever stand-up show at that time) at Battersea Power Station and Jerry Springer - The Opera which won 6 Oliviers, playing to audiences at the National Theatre, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House.