Edinburgh Previews: Flo & Joan and Ed Gamble
Flo & Joan are a British-born, Toronto-based musical comedy duo, and sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.
In this, their first year performing together, the piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and internationally including Montreal Sketchfest (Best of the Fest Selection 2016).
They took their debut show Victory Flaps to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, where it received a number of four- and five-star reviews and was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He most recently starred in BBC America’s Almost Royal, a “cult US hit” (The Independent), which is soon returning to the screens for a second season. Ed has appeared on some of the UK’s most popular TV Shows: Mock the Week (BBC Two), Man Down (Channel 4), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), as well as presenting radio shows for BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Four. He won the prestigious Chortle award for Best Compere in 2014.
Prior to this, Ed was co-writer and host of the iTunes-topping Peacock and Gamble Podcast as part of his double-act with comedian Ray Peacock. Peacock and Gamble also performed a sell-out UK tour in 2012, which was described as “a triumph of live comedy” (Fringe Guru) and “incessantly hilarious” (The Guardian).
Don’t miss the chance to see Ed try out new material for his next Edinburgh Fringe show.
“An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny” The Guardian
“Moments of stupendous invention” List
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ARTS CAFÉ Event – Please note that spaces are limited for this show – book early!
Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm