George Egg offers two shows; His off the wall stand up show and/or his now famous cookery comedy set. Funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure, cross-genre stand up comedian and anarchic chef George’s uniquely brilliant act is as much a comedy set as it is an illustrated lecture.
George Egg The Comedian Who Cooks
Unique and genre-defining, he makes food onstage using unexpected equipment and unconventional methods. And he makes you laugh too. In 2015 George took his debut solo show ‘Anarchist Cook’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. The show, a comical guide on how-to-cook-in-a-hotel-room, was a total sell out and won him the Spirit of The Fringe Award.
This success was followed by a two year tour of the show that took him to Holland, Estonia, Norway and New Zealand as well as extensively in the UK including two runs at the Soho Theatre London, and another sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
In 2017 George returned to Edinburgh with his follow up second show ‘DIY Chef’; where this time he cooked in a shed using power tools. It was another total sell out and the springboard for a second tour.
George has appeared (and cooked) on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ and has enjoyed numerous appearances on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
In addition to his solo comedy/cooking shows George has been a sought-after stand-up comedian for the last two decades taking his brand of far-reaching humour to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, France, Norway, New Zealand, Hong Kong and even India, both on stage and on the television. He has also supported the likes of Lee Mack, Micky Flanagan and Jack Dee on tour.
Currently on tour throughout the UK with ‘DIY Chef’; George also has a number of exciting television, radio and literary projects in development.
Stand Up Comedy
Wildly brandishing the worlds’ second largest briefcase containing a battery of ridiculous props; George bounds onto the stage to perform one of the most original, interesting, innovative, and sweetly whimsical comedy performances you are ever likely to see.
George Egg: Comedy Cooking
A true cross between alternative stand-up comedy and music hall variety, George’s unique visual style crosses many barriers. George has been a pro stand up comedian, actor and writer for the last ten years. He has an extremely successful and inventive solo show with which he has toured in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France; extensively in the United Kingdom and to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
George’s TV credits include: The Jim Tavare Show’ Channel 5, ‘Funny Business’ ITV, and ‘Red Velvet’ Channel 4. He has written material for many TV shows; ‘The Jim Tavare Show’ and the BAFTA winning series of ‘The Sketch Show’ ITV. He has also provided TV warm up for several shows and appeared as a straight actor in shows such as ‘The Bill’.
An experienced corporate entertainer, George has performed at events for many blue chip companies over the years. Such clients have included amongst many others: Experian, Smith & Nephew and Vedanta Resources.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews ofGeorge Egg
Jay Rayner (Observer Food Critic)
Go see George Egg… you’ll never look at a Corby trouser press in the same way again. Brilliant
a mixture of technical wizardry, showmanship and wry, warm offhand comments… a thoroughly enjoyable hour
a show infused with themes of divergent thinking and imagination