“he’s on irresistible form…a joyous gallop through Gamble’s middle class vexations”
Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“an ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny”
James Kettle, The Guardian
Star of BBC America’s Almost Royal ED GAMBLE will embark on his first ever nationwide stand-up tour following a month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, playing to critical acclaim and sold out audiences with his brand new show Stampede. Tackling some of the biggest issues preoccupying us all – gender, language, cauliflower – the award-winning comic will kick off with a show at Taunton’s Tacchi Morris Arts Centre on 16th September.
With two series of Almost Royal (BBC America’s first original comedy commission, also broadcast on E4 in the UK) ED has been making a name for himself in the US, and is one of only a handful of British comedians to perform stand up on Conan (TBS). Closer to home his TV credits include multiple appearances on Mock the Week (BBC Two), a headline set on the second series of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), Virtually Famous (E4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three), and Dave’s One Night Stand (UKTV), as well as writing credits for Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One). ED has also co-written an episode from the upcoming series of Man Down (Channel 4) which he will appear in – his second time on the show, having featured as a different character in the first series.
On stage, ED has performed as tour support for GREG DAVIES, CHRIS ADDISON and RUSSELL KANE, and was awarded the Chortle Award for Best Compere in 2014. With RAY PEACOCK, ED co-wrote and co-hosted the iTunes Chart topping and Chortle Award nominated Peacock and Gamble Podcast, and performed live shows at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringes. 2015 saw ED complete a successful run at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, followed by a month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his second solo show, Lawman, playing to critical acclaim and sold out audiences throughout.
What the press has said about Ed Gamble:
“a hugely likeable performer…an excellent comic”
Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman
“a fully-rounded stand-up fiesta”
Brian Donaldson, The List
“Gamble holds the audience in the palm of his hand…never falters in his creative and clever humour that leaves the audience in stitches”
Patricia-Ann Young, Three Weeks
Ben Williams, Time Out
Jenni Ajderian, The Skinny
Adam Thornton, Edinburgh Festivals
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