THE

BIG EGG COMEDY

FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY BURNING DUCK COMEDY CLUB

FRI JUN 29TH
DOORS 5:00PM SHOW 5.30PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
The Burning Duck Student Comedians of The Years!

York’s alternative comedy sensation the Burning Duck Comedy Club kicks off it's inaugural Big Egg Comedy Festival with a showcase featuring the winners* of the last 4 years of our annual Burning Duck Student Comedian of the Year! competition. Featuring entrants from York University Comedy Society.
 

Comedy Society at the University of York provides a platform for all people to do all types of comedy. They host shows every week of term, all completely written and performed by members. They also run weekly workshops on Stand Up, Writing and Improv giving students a chance to try out ideas and find inspiration from others in a pressure free environment.

 

So come watch the funniest 4 students from York University! (from each of their respective cohorts)

 
*Pending availability, so far 2 are definite

FRI JUN 29TH
DOORS 7:00PM SHOW 7.30PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Jayne Edwards: Top Body Builder Brian
"After Brian’s wife leaves him for a man who gets his protein from lentils, Brian fights (metaphorically) to find meaning in the world, and fights (physically) anyone who voted Remain. With clips from his nude weightlifting videos, memories from his Shrek themed wedding and a Crufts dance routine (sans dog). Brian will demonstrate that shadow boxing outside Paddy Power is very much a lifestyle choice.

From the mind of Welsh weird comedian Jayne Edwards, comes a multidisciplinary and extremely silly comedy show about loss. A lo-fi and monstrously daft performer with a cult following, Jayne uses characters to create modern satire with an absurdist twist. "


“At times she seems like a creation of Tim & Eric, with misplaced confidence and acts of sheer ridiculousness, surprising audiences who initially took her as a strange introvert. A unique comic”. The Skinny

“Jayne Edwards is a lo-fi technicolour character-comedy genius… her sets are consistently hilarious, surprising and make audiences who have no idea what’s happening laugh super hard. Jayne is the funniest, weirdest person in any room she is in.”  Flim Night

“On stage, Jayne immediately establishes herself as an interesting and unique performer, and to this day she possesses at least two of our favourite jokes ever.”  Juice Comedy Club

“Disarming intimacy”   Vibrations Magazine

“A multi-layered spectacle of comedic talent”  Just Another Magazine


 
FRI JUN 29TH
DOORS 9:00PM SHOW 9.30PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?
Retired children's TV pioneer Peter Fleming needs your help.

His legendary BBC programmes are missing from the archives. Now, he’s on a nationwide quest for lost copies of all your childhood favourites, from Professor Zany’s Mad Laboratory (1962) to Mr McGregor’s Magic Wheel (1974).

Join him on a dusty trip into the past as he discusses his life and career, shows off a horde of merchandise, and even reconstructs classic moments from the shows. Help Peter Fleming find his lost treasures, and who knows, he might even remember who he is and what he’s doing here.

Winner: Best Debut Show – Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

As heard on BBC Radio Wales

‘Extraordinary comic’ – Manchester Evening News

‘A delightfully unusual character' – The Skinny 

‘Blankly sweet... coldly psychotic’ – Chortle

★★★★★ ‘Wonderfully written... absolutely side-splitting’ – Bunbury Magazine

The Big Egg Comedy Festival is a brand new event featuring 3 days of live comedy curated by York's Burning Duck Comedy Club.

Showcasing the best local ‘up-and-coming’ and international musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers.

Expect to see more established and new favourite acts, some of whom you might have already seen on Radio, TV or even winning awards at the Edinburgh and the Great Yorkshire Fringe festivals.

All shows are £5.00 to guarantee entry, or PWYW afterwards.

 

Limited advance seating is available and we expect these shows will sell out. 

 

 

While we will try to ensure all listings are as accurate as possible, please note due to circumstances beyond our control that some listed acts may change at short notice.


 

All shows 18+