“Mesmerically funny and original…consistently eye-wateringly hilarious” ★★★★
Rachel Aroesti, The i
“Platefuls of stand-up talent…You can bet on Gamble to deliver laughs”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Gamble shows masterful comedy skills” ★★★★
Steve Bennett, Chortle
Comedian, co-host of chart topping Off Menu podcast and judge on BBC2’s Great British Menu, Ed Gamble returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his brand-new stand-up show Electric, which he has been touring around the UK this year. This follows a twice extended sold-out UK tour of his previous stand-up show Blizzard (which was the last show he performed to a sold-out crowd at the Fringe back in 2018) and his comedy special Blood Sugar, which has hit the top spot as most watched stand-up special on Amazon Prime.
Ed will be performing at Assembly, Gordon Aikman Theatre from 8th – 14th August at 9.00pm.
After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another round of attention seeking in 2022.
Winner of series 9 of Taskmaster (UKTV/Channel 4), Ed has recently been a contestant on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4) and star of Mock the Week (BBC Two).
As well as being a co-host on Radio X’s Sunday morning show, other TV stand-up appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Conan (TBS). His numerous guest appearances include QI (BBC Two), Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Hypothetical (Dave), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two) and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central). Ed first came to prominence playing Georgie Carlton in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America/E4/Netflix) and co-wrote series 3 and 4 of Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), as well as appearing in two episodes.
What the press has said about Electric
“It’s easy to enjoy Ed Gamble”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“his set is slick and, as expected, electrifyingly excellent.” ★★★★
Christine Stanton, Reviews Hub
“There were a lot of laughs throughout the show…It was nice to see Ed Gamble return to his comedy roots and see him do it justice.”
Tanya Howard, The Live Review
Other things the press has said about Ed Gamble
“he is on irresistible form”
Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“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
“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
“crudely inventive and very funny…bursting with great lines”
Jay Richardson, Fest
Ben Williams, Time Out
EDINBURGH FRINGE LISTINGS INFORMATION
Ed Gamble Electric
Venue: Assembly, Gordon Aikman Theatre
Date & Time: 8th – 14th August at 9.00pm
Duration: 60 min
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