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Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

Author: Plosive Productions

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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.

Produced by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.
Photography by Paul Gilbey.
Illustrations by Amy Browne. (Instagram: @amybrowneishere)
43 Episodes
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Ep 40: Kumail Nanjiani

Ep 40: Kumail Nanjiani

2019-11-2001:19:2819

It's the last episode of series two! And what a treat we have for the season finale: Kumail Nanjiani – star of 'Silicon Valley', upcoming Marvel movie 'The Eternals' and the Oscar-nominated 'The Big Sick' – closes the series with his emotionally-dead meal.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Kumail Nanjiani on Twitter @kumailnFollow 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 39: Mike Skinner

Ep 39: Mike Skinner

2019-11-1301:08:4324

There's a table booked for The Streets frontman Mike Skinner this week. Will he pick plenty of scrambled eggs and plenty of fried tomato? Let's ask Carl Jung…Recorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Mike Skinner has new music coming soon. Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeSkinnerLtd.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 38: Kemah Bob

Ep 38: Kemah Bob

2019-11-0600:58:588

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 37: Tom Allen

Ep 37: Tom Allen

2019-10-3001:05:2220

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 36: Evelyn Mok

Ep 36: Evelyn Mok

2019-10-2301:07:2520

Swedish-raised, London-based comedian and podcaster Evelyn Mok has a table booked this week. Expect podcast firsts and a lot of talk of pee and poo (sorry).Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Evelyn co-hosts the Rice To Meet You podcast with Nigel Ng. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom.Follow Evelyn on Twitter and Instagram: @EvelynMok.Follow Evelyn's Instagram food account: @thingsipooped.And check out Evelyn's website: www.evelynmok.com. 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 35: Daisy May Cooper

Ep 35: Daisy May Cooper

2019-10-1601:10:3522

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 34: Sophie Duker

Ep 34: Sophie Duker

2019-10-0901:05:0215

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 33: Jess Phillips MP

Ep 33: Jess Phillips MP

2019-10-0201:03:5320

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 32: Catherine Bohart

Ep 32: Catherine Bohart

2019-09-2501:03:5921

Comedian Catherine Bohart – as seen on 'The Mash Report' and 'Roast Battle' – is in the dream restaurant this week. Things get rude, Catherine's meal is flipped on its head and the genie is hungover. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Catherine Bohart plays the Soho Theatre in London, 30 Sep-5 Oct. Visit the Soho Theatre website for more details.Follow Catherine on Twitter: @CatherineBohart.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Off Menu supports #PODSTRIKE

Off Menu supports #PODSTRIKE

2019-09-1900:02:134

Off Menu is supporting the global climate strike on Friday 20th September, organised by Greta Thunberg and the UK Student Climate Network.Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on September 27.Together, we will sound the alarm and show our politicians that business as usual is no longer an option. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we. Find out more at globalclimatestrike.net For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 31: Marcus Samuelsson

Ep 31: Marcus Samuelsson

2019-09-1801:09:3517

Top chef Marcus Samuelsson – the man behind Red Rooster in Harlem and Shoreditch, MARCUS Montreal and Marcus B&P – takes a break from the kitchen and lets the genie cook in the dream restaurant. And, for Samuelsson, location is key.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Red Rooster Shoreditch is now open – find out more here.For more info on Marcus and his restaurants visit his website.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 30: Cerys Matthews

Ep 30: Cerys Matthews

2019-09-1101:08:1827

This episode could be a case for Mulder and Scully. Musician, 6 Music DJ and wild cook Cerys Matthews has a table booked in the dream restaurant.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Cerys Matthews's new book ‘Where the Wild Cooks Go’ is out now. Buy it here.Cerys is also on tour – visit Penguin Live for more details.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 29: Jay Rayner

Ep 29: Jay Rayner

2019-09-0401:10:5825

Restaurant expert Jay Rayner – The Observer’s food critic, Masterchef judge and author of ‘My Last Supper’ – has a table booked this week. Ed has strong opinions about Jay's dessert, James doesn’t understand jokes and Jay suggests he invented the podcast.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Footsteps by Lauren.Jay Rayner’s new book ‘My Last Supper’ is out this week. Buy the book here.Jay is also taking ‘My Last Supper’ on tour. Buy tickets on his website jayrayner.co.uk.Listen to Jay's podcast, ‘Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner’, 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 28: Serge Pizzorno

Ep 28: Serge Pizzorno

2019-08-2801:07:4918

Sergio Pizzorno – aka Serge from Kasabian, aka the SLP – orders his dream meal this week. Let's just hope there are no magicians nearby…Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Serge's debut solo album, 'The SLP', is released this week. Buy the album 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 27: Jordan Banjo

Ep 27: Jordan Banjo

2019-08-2101:06:2529

'Diversity' dancer Jordan Banjo is this week's diner, and he's the restaurant's jumpiest guest yet. Plus James gets another new nickname.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).See Jordan in Diversity's 10th Anniversary Tour. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.Follow Jordan on Twitter: @Jordan_BanjoFollow 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 26: Kerry Godliman

Ep 26: Kerry Godliman

2019-08-1401:13:3024

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 25: Loyle Carner

Ep 25: Loyle Carner

2019-08-0701:08:2622

Loyle Carner – Mercury-nominated hip hop artist – orders his dream meal this week. He talks about his Chilli Con Carner cookery school for teenagers with ADHD, Ed opens up about his relationship and James gets angry about an Oscar winner.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Loyle Carner is touring the UK throughout October and November. His album, 'Not Waving, But Drowning' is out now.Find out more on his website www.loylecarner.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @loylecarnerFollow 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 24: Sian Clifford

Ep 24: Sian Clifford

2019-07-3101:09:5728

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 23: Dynamo

Ep 23: Dynamo

2019-07-2400:56:0241

The genie has some conjuring competition this week as the restaurant welcomes its first magician guest – it's Dynamo! Plus there's an update on Ed's superpowers and James gets a new nickname.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Dynamo on Twitter and Instagram: @DynamoMagicianwww.dynamomagician.comFollow 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ep 22: Suzi Ruffell

Ep 22: Suzi Ruffell

2019-07-1701:03:4829

This week's guest is stand-up sensation (and regular eating buddy of Ed and James) Suzi Ruffell! We're asking the big questions – like why don't athletes drink sparkling water? – and a new tongue-twister is created. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Suzi Ruffell is performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August and is touring the UK in the autumn. Visit her website for more info: www.suziruffell.com.Follow Suzi on Twitter: @suziruffell.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Blue Whaleman

about to listen hope it will be a magical menu

Dec 7th
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Blue Whaleman

great pod, they are always good, useful for blanking people and looking like I'm listening

Dec 3rd
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Dane

Good lord. Mike skinner is the worst. I genuinely thought he would be cool.

Dec 1st
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Adam Rutland

'Literally' turned off within a minute of him sounding pretentious.

Nov 18th
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Lala O

Best ep in a long while

Nov 14th
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Constance Jemma Simmonds

mike skinner is HARD work! sweet Jesus. the only one I cant listen to all the way to the end!

Nov 13th
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Tim O'Donoghue

Blonde ambition

Oct 30th
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Nuage Laboratoire

text

Oct 29th
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Ladybird Brown

5:11

Oct 16th
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Simon Soper

Love these guys, they get me thinking about food all day, every day. Also much more enjoyable than listening to my inner demons.

Oct 16th
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Gillian Rosser

waaaaay too many adverts!

Oct 16th
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TheIainDowieFanClub

Listen, I don't want to sound twee, and I'm very fond of James Acaster... But when you're dumped for Mr Bean?! 😂

Oct 11th
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Dave Potts

To overcome the lack of toast on the brinner, you need Staffordshire oatcakes in your life.

Oct 10th
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simon danks

I listen to this on my way work. I get funny looks when I laugh out loud. Keep it up makes it easier to go to work

Oct 10th
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Joe Booth

Breakfast for dinner = brinner. Loads of people do it James.

Oct 2nd
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Lloyd Hewitt-Robinson

fuck Jess Phillips, unsubscribed

Oct 2nd
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Emma Louise Bell

terrible sound quality on this episode. so quiet in places i could hear a word

Oct 1st
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Steve

Bookmarking Gnocchi Recipe! 54:16

Sep 21st
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Ladybird Brown

5:14

Sep 19th
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Ladybird Brown

4:40

Sep 18th
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