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Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.

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Ep 56: Jean Grae

The multitalented Jean Grae – NY-based musician, rapper, producer, actress – is this week’s guest. And there’s no real need for the dream restaurant, as Jean’s cooking everything.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Buy Jean Grae’s music on Bandcamp or listen on SpotifyFollow Jean Grae on Twitter: @JeanGreasyFollow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Ep 37: Tom Allen

The always dapper Tom Allen – incredible comedian and host of 'Bake Off: The Professionals' and 'The Apprentice: You're Fired' – is this week's dinner guest. And boy oh boy does he have some shocking tales to tell. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Tom Allen on Twitter @tomallencomedy and Instagram @tomindeed.Watch Tom on 'The Apprentice: You're Fired', Wednesdays, 10pm, BBC Two. Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

30 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 5: Aisling Bea

Not only does Aisling Bea order her dream meal, the comedian and actor treats the restaurant to Hollywood anecdotes and introduces us to rappers Yung Coconut, Big Gulp and Tiny Bites.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Watch Aisling’s stand-up on Netflix in ‘The Comedy Line-Up’ and follow her on Twitter @WeeMissBea.Ed Gamble is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details. And see him in ‘Hypothetical’ on Dave, coming soon.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 92: Sue Perkins

In a VERY memorable episode, national treasure and former ‘Bake Off’ co-host Sue Perkins discovers an unexpected loophole in the dream restaurant’s ordering process.Listen to Sue’s podcast ‘Sue Perkins: An hour or so with…’ on Audioboom or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Sue Perkins on Twitter @sueperkinsRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Ep 47: Ronny Chieng

The Off Menu team are in NYC and this week’s guest – ‘The Daily Show’ correspondent Ronny Chieng – is worried about how we’re funding the trip.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Watch Ronny Chieng’s Netflix special ‘Asian Comedian Destroys America!’For Ronny’s Melbourne food recommendations go to imokwithanything.comFollow Ronny Chieng on Twitter (@ronnychieng) and Instagram (@ronnychieng).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Ep 3: Richard Osman

Richard Osman – off of ‘Pointless’, ‘House of Games’ and ‘Taskmaster’ – is this week’s guest, bringing with him fascinating food thoughts and memories. Plus, he picks on Ed and picks holes in the format.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Follow Richard Osman on Twitter: @richardosman.Ed Gamble is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 44: Armando Iannucci

The genie waiter’s in the thick of it when Armando Iannucci requests a table. And the writer-director of ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is not against pasta.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is in cinemas now and ‘Avenue 5’ is on Sky One and NOW TV.Follow Armando Iannucci on Twitter @Aiannucci.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Ep 21: Dara O Briain

It's the grand re-opening of the magical restaurant, and our first guest in Series 2 is Dara O Briain! Not only does the 'Mock the Week' host talk us through his dream meal, he gets even with Aisling Bea and explains what helps him write all those jokes.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).If you'd like to see more of Dara switch on your television. Or follow him on Twitter: @daraobriain.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Ep 38: Kemah Bob

Texas-born stand-up Kemah Bob – who runs the FOC It Up Comedy Club – joins us in the dream restaurant this week. She likes honesty in the kitchen, James is hungover, and we ask: do genies jizz?Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Kemah Bob on Twitter and Instagram @kemahbob.And find out more about the FOC It Up Comedy Club on Facebook.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Ep 50: Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas – star of ‘The Inbetweeners’, ‘Taskmaster’ and play ‘What’s in a Name?’ that he does such a great job at promoting – takes a seat in the dream restaurant to order an emotional roller coaster of a meal.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Joe Thomas stars in ‘What’s in a Name?’ which is on tour. Go to whatsinanameplay.com for tour dates and tickets.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Ep 13: Phil Wang

'Taskmaster' star Phil Wang – everyone's favourite Wang – visits the restaurant this week. Let's just hope he doesn't roast Ed again.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Check out Phil Wang's latest live dates are philwang.co.uk.Ed Gamble is on tour. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.James’s TV show ‘Hypothetical’ is on Dave, Wednesdays, 10pm.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Ep 17: Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell – 'Only Connect' host, writer and professional poker player – is this week's diner. She gets introduced to teddy bear ham, talks very British holidays and reveals her dinner party secret. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)'Only Connect' is on BBC Two, Mondays, 7.30pm. Ed Gamble is on tour. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.James’s TV show ‘Hypothetical’ is on Dave, Wednesdays, 10pm.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 14mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 26: Kerry Godliman

Kerry Godliman – 'Taskmaster' champion and 'Derek' star – pops in to the dream restaurant this week. We're off on holiday to eat this meal, but James has forgotten to tell Kerry something. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).See Kerry Godliman in 'After Life' on Netflix, check out her website www.kerrygodliman.com, and follow her on Twitter @KerryAGodliman.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 35: Daisy May Cooper

Bafta-winning star of ‘This Country’ Daisy May Cooper is this week’s dinner guest. Buffet techniques are compared, the dark side of Rugrats is discussed, and the genie gets tricked. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Daisy's book ‘This Is This Country’ is out now, published by Trapeze. Buy the book here.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 14: Jack McBrayer

We welcome '30 Rock's Jack McBrayer – the most polite man in showbusiness – to the restaurant this week. James tells a sexy story, Ed cracks some crass jokes and Jack has a lot of foods explained to him.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Jack McBrayer is currently starring in the musical 'Waitress' at the Aldephi Theatre in London's West End. Check out www.waitressthemusical.co.uk for tickets.Ed Gamble is on tour. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.James’s TV show ‘Hypothetical’ is on Dave, Wednesdays, 10pm.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

6 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 6: Joel Dommett

Handsome boy Joel Dommett – off of Netflix and ‘I’m a Celeb…’ – orders his dream meal this week. Or does he? Ed and James aren’t too happy about his choices…Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Watch Joel’s stand-up special on Netflix in ‘Comedians of the World’ and follow him on Twitter @JoelDommett.Ed Gamble is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Ep 34: Sophie Duker

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Sophie Duker has a table booked this week. Tears flow, secrets are revealed and the rice battle continues. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Sophie Duker's show 'Venus' is at London's Soho Theatre, 29 Oct-2 Nov. More info at sohotheatre.com.Follow Sophie on Twitter: @sophiedukebox.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Ep 33: Jess Phillips MP

Order, order! The podcast gets political as MP Jess Phillips orders her dream meal. Will her menu get the genie's vote?Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Jess Phillips MP's new book, 'Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.', is out this week. Buy it here. Follow Jess on Twitter: @JessPhillips.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour, including a date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Ep 24: Sian Clifford

Emmy-nominated 'Fleabag' star Sian Clifford picks her dream meal this week. Loopholes are exploited, there's a detailed water order, and James tells a very boring story. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Sian Clifford on Twitter @SiansUniverse and Instagram @SiansStillSpaceFollow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Ed Gamble is on tour. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Ep 7: Lolly Adefope

This week, there’s a table ready for talented comedian and actor Lolly Adefope. Comfort food is the order of the day, we learn about Ed’s teenage wine hobby and – FINALLY – a debate happens on: who has the best fries?Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography) and Amy Browne (illustrations)Lolly Adefope has roles in two US TV shows coming out this year: ‘Miracle Workers’ on TBS starting 12 February and ‘Shrill’ on Hulu streaming 15 March. Follow Lolly on Twitter @lollyadefope.Ed Gamble is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.James Acaster is on tour in 2019. See his website for full details.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #20