After inexplicably failing to get famous in the UK for three years, triple Chortle Award nominees (2011, 2012, 2013) PEACOCK & GAMBLE have even more inexplicably become all famous in Japan. Yes! No messing – your favourite lovely little smashers RAY & ED return triumphant from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their brand-new show, Heart-throbs, to shout their way through tales of their new found super-stardom in a knockabout hour of electrifying stupidity on their UK tour.

RAY and ED 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, 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). 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. Alongside their critically-acclaimed 2012 and 2013 Edinburgh shows RAY and ED have hosted and produced a Chortle sponsored daily podcast at the festival which was number one on the iTunes podcast charts this summer featuring comedy giants including RUSSELL HOWARD, LEE MACK, GREG DAVIES, ARDAL O’HANLON and MATT LUCAS. In spring 2013, ‘Peacock and Gamble Emergency Broadcast’ was commissioned for a pilot by BBC Radio 4.

As a solo artist, RAY created The Ray Peacock Podcast in 2007 which later become the Peacock & Gamble Podcast. In September 2013 he will present BBC Radio 4extra’s Listening To Les, a LES DAWSON themed show in which he will interview guests including KEN DODD, NEIL INNES and LEE MACK. As an actor he has featured in TV shows including; Doctor Who (BBC One), Skins (E4) and Not Going Out (BBC One). ED has performed on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) and written jokes for Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One) and Mock the Week (BBC Two). He has supported RUSSELL KANE on tour and will once again warm up for GREG DAVIES this autumn.

Heart-throbs will run from Tuesday 1st October 2013 – Saturday 16th March 2014
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“A wonderfully silly, surprisingly enthusiastic show” The Sunday Times

“A hugely entertaining double act” The Independent

“Incessantly Hilarious” The Guardian

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lottie Doran / 020 7598 7222


Tuesday 1st October Milton Keynes Stables Theatre Studio
Wednesday 2nd October Berwick Upon Tweed, The Maltings Theatre
Thursday 3rd October Stockton-on-Tees, ARC Studio
Friday 4th October Chorley Little Theatre
Saturday 5th October Salford Lowry Studio
Monday 14th October Bromsgrove Artrix
Tuesday 15th October New Milton, Forest Arts
Friday 18th October Maidenhead, Norden Farm
Tuesday 22nd October Newcastle, The Stand
Wednesday 23rd October Bradford Alhambra Studio
Tuesday 29th October Bristol Colston Hall, Hall 2
Saturday 7th December 2014 Barnard Castle, The Witham
Sunday 23rd February 2014 Leicester Comedy Festival, Crumblin’ Cookie
Friday 15th March 2014 Whitby Hilarity Bites
Saturday 16th March 2014 Darlington Hilarity Bites

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 twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award winning RUSSELL KANE’s new tour Posturing Delivery; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.