Ed Gamble

Comedian Profile

Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor well known as a regular on Mock the Week (BBC2) and for playing the lead role of Georgie Carlton in BBC America’s Almost Royal, a ‘cult US hit’ (The Independent). Following its success in the US, the show was transmitted on E4 and returned for a second series.

Ed has co-written and appeared in four series of Greg Davies’s Man Down(Channel 4), along with appearing on numerous shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky1), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) as a headline stand up, Drunk History (Comedy Central), Insert Name Here (BBC2), Nick Helm’s Comfort Eating (Dave), CelebAbility (ITV2), Dave’s One Night Stand (UKTV), Virtually Famous (E4), and Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three). Ed is also one of a handful of British comedians who have performed stand-up on the US TV show Conan (TBS). He has written for Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2) and Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1). Ed has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News as both a solo stand up and alongside Ray Peacock as part of the double-act Peacock & Gamble. Ed and Ray remain the only act to have made a return appearance on the show.

On stage, Ed is currently on tour with his latest show Mammoth, which sold out the entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 including extra shows added every weekend. This is his largest nationwide tour to date, including three nights at Leicester Square Theatre. Ed previously won a Chortle Award in 2014 for Best Compere and has provided national tour support for Greg Davies’ tours in 2017, 2013, and 2012 as well as tour support for Russell Kane and Chris Addison.

For five years Ed was co-writer and co-host of the iTunes-topping and Chortle Award-nominated Peacock and Gamble Podcast. Peacock & Gamble presented programmes for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club and starred in Warm Up for BBC Comedy Online. Ed previously co-hosted two shows for Fubar Radio: Peacock & Gamble with Ray Peacock, and The Rock Show with Joel Dommett.

An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny

The Guardian

Attention-grabbing liveliness and considerable flair

Telegraph

Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator… there’s no mistaking that this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game

Chortle