7th March: Ed Gamble, Katie Mulgrew
9th March: Adam Hess, Rob Auton, Rose Matafeo
10th March: Gareth Richards, Bilal Zafar
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.
Lancashire comedian, Katie Mulgrew really likes making people laugh. It’ s kinda her thing.She gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to mostly success.She also makes her Mum laugh loads.She’ s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being tour support for The Boy with Tape on His Face and Vikki Stone. She has written for The News Quiz and you can hear her dulcet Northern tones featured on the BBC Radio 2 documentary series, The history of British comedy. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, The Dog Ate My Homework. She recently co-hosted a Tv pilot on ITV2 called Lovefix. She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope playwriting prize and is currently working with the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre and Unity theatre in bringing her play to the stage.
Rob Auton: Edinburgh Preview York born writer, comedian and one time actor Rob Auton has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at comedy nights, poetry nights and at theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying things to audiences up, down and across the British Isles since 2008. He has written five five star rated Edinburgh fringe shows, 2012’ s The Yellow Show, 2013’ sThe Sky Show, 2014’ s The Face Show, 2015’ s The Water Show and 2016’ sThe Sleep Show. He continues to build an audience through his unique world view and was the 2014 Glastonbury Festival official ‘ Poet in Residence’ where Cerys Matthews told him live on air on Radio 6 “Rob, I could talk to you forever.”.
Rose has written, produced and starred in New Zealands TV3 comedy Funny Girls, a six part TV sketch series featuring a team of talented female writers and performers. Rose has just finished serving as head writer for the shows second season, which is currently airing. In 2016, Rose has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and also made her Edinburgh debut this year with her show Finally Dead, which enjoyed success from both audiences and critics. The Guardian described it as an emphatic start to Matafeos fringe career.
Gareth Richards Gareth Richards hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howards Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and live on Radio 1. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinners Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.
Bilal Zafar was nominated for the Last minute.com Best Newcomer Award for his debut show at the Edinburgh fringe 2016. Earlier the same year Bilal won the New Act of the Year award joining the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith.