Ed Gamble is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, and podcaster.
In 2018 Ed co-created the Off Menu podcast with fellow host James Acaster – in each episode the pair interview a guest about their dream restaurant line-up. The show was an instant success, and in 2019 and 2020 it was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards. To date it consistently tops iTunes and UK Comedy Podcast charts with over 100 million downloads in 195 different countries.
Ed is a star in the corporate events world, having performed at and hosted dozens of corporate awards ceremonies and gala dinners. He has quickly gained himself a reputation for being reliable, professional and easy to work with – as well as performing comedy that appeals to a wide range of audiences.
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 current host of the Taskmaster Podcast. Ed has 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-host of a Radio X Show with Matthew Crosby.
Ed additionally served as one of six rotating guest-hosts for Pointless (BBC One) – alongside Alexander Armstrong. Additional TV credits include Almost Royal (BBC America) and Man Down (Channel 4), Blankety Blank (BBC One), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), and Hypothetical (Dave).
His most recent stand-up tour, Electric, was given an Autumn extension after selling out multiple venues in its initial run. This comes after his twice-extended 2019 show, Blizzard and his 2019 Amazon Prime special, Blood Sugar, released in 200 countries worldwide. Most recently, Ed has appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) for a second time. Other stand-up performances in including Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and US late-night talk-show Conan (TBS).
"There are loads of comments from staff about what a treat / how wonderful Ed was. He was just way more lovely and brilliant and funny than we could have hoped!!! What particularly impressed was the way he built nearly everything out of what he had listened to us saying before he started… the team has already said we need to book Ed for a full performance whenever we next do our global customer conference, for a full evening’s entertainment!"
Virtual Christmas Party
"It was GREAT. Ed pitched it perfectly and had the whole room in hysterics! Feedback has been wonderful."
Dexcom UK & Ireland, Awards Night
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to Ed. He was fantastic and such a super fit for our audience and evening. Everyone thought he was brilliant and I hope he was enjoying himself as well.”
“Ed was absolutely fantastic, he was so professional, the MD of the company loved him and the audience were in hysterics we couldn’t have hoped for better. Please do pass on our thanks for doing such a great job.”
Property Awards, 650 pax
“Ed was fantastic! So many people said to me that he brought just the right tone and warmth to interacting with the kids. And he was really funny (of course!). Everything that I had hoped for for the event so we really couldn’t be happier!”
BBC Learning Event
“Was going to drop you a line to say how great Ed was, I got fantastic feedback from all our staff. He really did nail it. He may well have to make a comeback next year – by popular demand!”
"The whole day was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. ... Ed handled it like a true pro! We were all so thrilled to have him and our teams reacted brilliantly to the award ceremony. I can certainly say it was a hit!"
“Ed really worked the stage and hosted so well … My own Director was telling me today how hard he laughed!”
“Everyone seemed to have a great night, and lots of people commented on how great Ed was!”
UK Dating Awards
"An enormous thank you to Ed for being utterly brilliant ... He was a joy to have there and work with, and we're so appreciative of him. I really hope he enjoyed the night and we'd love to work with him again"
Parkinson's UK Big Comedy Shake Up
"He was terrific: interesting, frank, funny... I know our audience lapped it up"