Poppadoms or bread? Off Menu's James Acaster and Ed Gamoble - Image credit Paul Gilbey

Comedians and podcast hosts Ed Gamble and James Acaster are thrilled to announce the first ever live tour of their critically acclaimed podcast, Off Menu. Taking in an initial eight dates in October and November 2023, including one night at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, tickets are available to members of the Off Menu mailing list on Thursday 13th April at 10am with general on sale available via offmenupodcast.co.uk on Friday 14th April at 10am.

Off Menu: Live will recreate the same format as the podcast where a magical genie waiter (played by James) and a maître d’ (Ed) will quiz a different guest each night about their dream dinner. They will discuss their favourite ever starter, main course, dessert, side dish and drink (not in that order) – live on stage, weaving in a few anecdotes and comical stories as they go.

Since launching in December 2018, Off Menu has become one of the biggest podcasts in the country and was an instant success, winning multiple awards, regularly topping the podcast charts and racking up over 120 million downloads. In 2019 and 2020, it was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

The Telegraph described Off Menu as “The funniest – and undoubtedly the weirdest – food podcast around”, while The Guardian called it “A glut of heartwarming, hunger-inducing chats.”

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Ed Gamble is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, and podcaster. 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 the 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), Man Down(Channel 4), Blankety Blank (BBC One), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), 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. Most recently, Ed has appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) for a second time. “I am mad with joy that we finally get to put the dream meals on wheels,” says Ed about the upcoming Off Menu UK tour.

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James Acaster is ‘one of comedy’s most original voices’ (Evening Standard). A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking FIVE consecutive nominations for Best Comedy Show at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

In 2017 he toured the country with a staggering three show Trelogy, performing Recognise, Represent and Reset consecutively over three nights in each venue. These three shows and Recap, form his Netflix four part series,Repertoire. It was the first of its kind, a stand up mini series with an overarching narrative, James being the first UK comic to shoot more than one Netflix Original special. James has released three books – Classic Scrapes, Perfect Sound Whatever and James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media – all of which made the Sunday Times bestseller list.

In 2019, James completed a mammoth long tour of his hugely successful show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 around the UK, Australia and America; the show is now available to watch on Vimeo. James was recently announced as joining the cast of the Ghostbusters sequel and will be touring his new stand-up show Hecklers Welcome in autumn 2023. “Like Shrek and Donkey, Ed and I are off on a noble quest and we won’t stop until we find our happily ever after,” says Acaster.

Dates for the upcoming Off Menu tour:


Sunday, 8 October 2023 Birmingham, Hippodrome

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 London, Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 Bristol, Hippodrome

Wednesday, 18 October 2023 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

Saturday, 21 October 2023 Glasgow, SEC Armadillo

Sunday, 29 October 2023 Manchester, O2 Apollo


Saturday, 25 November 2023 Brighton, Dome

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre


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