|Birth||10 March 1986|
Ed Gamble (born 10 March 1986) is a British stand-up comedian, best known for co-presenting The Peacock and Gamble Podcast. Educated at Durham University, he began his comedy career performing with the Durham Revue, and was a finalist in the 2007 Chortle Student Comedy Awards.
Gamble was brought up in Wandsworth in south London, and Raynes Park in south west London.
Gamble was educated at King’s College School, an independent day school for boys in Wimbledon, followed by the University of Durham.
Life and career
Gamble’s early work was alongside Ray Peacock, with whom he presented two different series of podcasts, totalling over 100 episodes. He has also appeared on television, performing a fifteen-minute set on the extended version of Russell Howard’s Good News in late 2010. He is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he appeared in 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Peacock. Gamble also recorded a series of radio shows with Ray Peacock on FUBAR Radio.
Peacock and Gamble were named as the act creating the biggest “Buzz” in Edinburgh Fringe history in 2013. However it was later found that this was actually the result of an electrical fault (a common theme that has since haunted Gambles ‘career’).
In 2014 Ed debuted solo at Edinburgh Fringe with his Gambletron 5000 show. He returned in 2015 with his Lawman show and in 2016 with Stampede. Ed’s stand-up performances contain much observational comedy, often aimed at himself, covering subjects such as weight issues and his adult circumcision.
Gamble also appeared, in 2015, with Amy Hoggart in Almost Royal, a faux-reality show on BBC America. They played a brother and sister, Georgie and Poppy Carlton. The show was shown on E4 in the UK and was followed by a second series in 2016.
Gamble has appeared on Mock the Week in July, September and October 2015 and then again in July and October 2016.