Ed Gamble: Stampede
By Patricia-Ann Young | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016
Ed Gamble delivers a strong hour of stand-up, which is surprising considering how much of it is about cauliflower. The routine mostly centres around Gamble’s attempts at, and frustration with, clean eating, a topic so relatable it immediately gets the audience on board. But it’s not just that the material is sound, as Gamble’s commanding, energetic stage presence and on-the-spot funniness carry him through even when a joke doesn’t easily land. The latter half of the show is where he really hits his stride though – his delivery becomes smoother and more confident as he comes into his strongest material. ‘Stampede’ is a fun and funny show that starts slow but builds up to a full pelt.
Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]