“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

“A Class Act. Comedy Gold★★★★

Saffron Swire, Time Out

“Gamble shows masterful comedy skills”★★★

Steve Bennett, Chortle

Wednesday 24th April 2024 – Due to overwhelming demand and following the whirlwind of ‘CucumberGate’ which hit headlines all over the world, and even made waves as far as Australia, Ed was forced to remove a hot dog from his tour poster on the London Underground because of TFL‘s fast food advertising ban. He replaced it with a cucumber.  Award-winning comedian, co-host of chart topping Off Menu podcast, judge on BBC2’s Great British MenuTaskmaster champion and host of Taskmaster the Podcast, and now host of The Traitors: Uncloaked, Ed Gamble announces extra dates to his biggest UK & Ireland tour ever, Hot Diggity Dog.

Ed Gamble has minced a load of meat (thoughts), piped it into a casing (show) and it’s coming to a bun (venue) near you. There will be all your classic Gamble ranting, raving and spluttering but he’s doing fine mentally. Promise.

From 26th September, Ed is set to bring his sharp wit to 32 theatres, with extra dates including Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre on 26th September, York’s Grand Opera House on 9th October, Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 20th October and ending in the Isle of Wight’s Shanklin Theatre on 17th November.

Tickets for the extra shows go on pre-sale on Thursday 25th April at 10am for those signed up to the official mailing list at www.edgamble.co.uk and Ticketmaster and on general sale on Friday 26th April at 10am.

Ed has seen a very busy period having brought his multi award winning Off Menu podcast with co-host James Acaster to the live stage, as well as his first book Glutton: The Multi-Course Life of a Very Greedy Boy being released last autumn.  He most recently hosted BBC2’s The Traitors: Uncloaked podcast. Crowned the series nine champion of the award-winning TV show Taskmaster (Dave/Channel 4), Ed was featured on the second Champions of Champions episode in 2022 and is the current host of the Taskmaster Podcast. He has been a contestant on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer and appeared in over 30 episodes of the hit satirical panel show Mock the Week between 2015 to 2021, making him one of the most frequent regulars on the show. He is also a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu and co-hosts his Sunday morning show on Radio X with Matthew Crosby. Ed additionally served as one of six rotating guest-hosts for Pointless (BBC One) – alongside Alexander Armstrong. Other 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. On the stage, his previous stand-up tour, Electric, was given an Autumn extension after his twice-extended 2019 show, Blizzard, and his 2019 Amazon Prime special, Blood Sugar.

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”

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

“Superb stand-up”

Ben Williams, Time Out

Hot Diggity Dog extension runs from 26th September – 17th November 2024


For more information and interview requests, please contact: Lucy Plosker – lplosker@avalonuk.com