“an ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny”
James Kettle, The Guardian
“he is on irresistible form”
Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“crudely inventive and very funny…bursting with great lines”
Jay Richardson, Fest
“If he keeps up this momentum he’ll be playing arenas in a few years”
Mark Boosey, British Comedy Guide
“a seriously strong show…Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator”
Paul Fleckney, Chortle
Following a nationwide tour including three sold out performances at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Mock the Week star Ed Gamble will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with yet more words, jokes, shapes, sounds and movements in his brand new stand-up show Blizzard. Ed will be performing at the Pleasance Above from 1st to 26th August at 7:40pm, after selling out all his shows at last year’s festival, including extra performances added to meet demand every Friday and Saturday throughout the month.
Quickly becoming a regular face on TV screens, Ed’s credits include multiple appearances on Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Man Down (Channel 4, also co-writing the fourth series), 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). Also making a name for himself internationally, Ed has starred in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America’s first original comedy commission, broadcast on E4 in the UK), and is one of only a handful of British comedians to perform stand-up on Conan (TBS). He has performed live across the world, having completed runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
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. Ed performed a sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth solo show Mammoth, before embarking on a nationwide tour, following his first nationwide tour in 2016 with his previous show Stampede.
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”
Adam Thornton, Edinburgh Festivals
Ben Williams, Time Out
Jenni Ajderian, The Skinny
Patricia-Ann Young, Three Weeks