George Egg is the comedian who cooks. Funny, inspiring and absurd, this cross-genre stand-up comedian and anarchic chef presents a show that’s as much a comedy set as it is an illustrated lecture. 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, a comical guide on how-to-cook-in-a-hotel-room, to the Edinburgh Fringe, The show was a total sell out and won him the Spirit of The Fringe Award. This 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, and another sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
In 2017 George returned to Edinburgh with his second show DIY Chef where this time he cooked in a shed using power tools. It was another sell out and the springboard for a second twenty month-long tour.
2019 saw George back with a third comedy cooking show, Movable Feast – a guide to cooking with cars, on trains and in planes. Another Edinburgh sell out, the show is now touring the country.
George has appeared (and cooked) on Channels 4’s Bake Off: An Extra Slice, ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends.
George has also presented an episode of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme which was recorded at The Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
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, Sweden, Turkey, New Zealand, Hong Kong and even India. He has also been tour support for Lee Mack, Micky Flanagan and Jack Dee.
As well as touring George has a number of exciting television, radio and literary projects in development.
“a hilarious show, with surprisingly good food” – The Times
“it is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique” – The Telegraph
“a culinary Bill Bailey, with chopping boards instead of keyboards. It is a multi-sensory delight to spend an hour with him” – The Scotsman
“There is a mischievousness about Egg’s humour that is deeply lovable” - The Guardian (Grace Dent)
“brilliantly funny” – The Observer (Jay Rayner)
“a genius… he is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy” – Scotland on Sunday
“my find of The Fringe” – The Independent
“this is a triumph of out-of-the-box thinking – and tastes lovely too” - Metro